Sufjan Stevens, Sheila Saputo | Haw River Ballroom | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Sufjan Stevens, Sheila Saputo 

When: Sun., Nov. 25, 8:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $20

During the middle of the last decade, Sufjan Stevens was the new face of indie rock. An eccentric arranger with both orchestral pop ambitions and the audacity to proclaim he'd eventually write an LP about every state, Stevens seemed set to resurface the sound of his chosen scene. But he got ahead of himself, overinvesting in certain compositional traits until they gelled into a morass of maudlin. This year's Silver & Gold, his second five-disc set of Christmas music, jumps from guitar rock to electronica to twee, but it's united by the fact that Stevens seems again nauseatingly obsessed with his musical habits. See the sugar-dripping harmonies of his "Silent Night" or the adult juvenilia of "I Am Santa's Helper." His sold-out "Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice" sure will be "cute."—Grayson Currin

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