Amy Millan

Amy Millan has a résumé most musicians would kill for. The Toronto-bred indie rock princess sings with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene and can boast a successful solo career as well. On her new album, Masters of Burial, Milan steers clear of the punchy beats and synthesizers characteristic of her collaborative efforts and instead utilizes acoustic guitars and muted horns. The delivery is sweet and slow, without ever being sluggish. Millan’s sultry voice, much like that of her friend and colleague Cat Power, is ideal for mulling over brooding subjects like mortality and lost love. The album's highlight however, is her exquisite rendition of Death Cab for Cutie’s “Into the Dark,” on which she gives Ben Gibbard a run for his money. With Bahamas. All ages. ERIKA HOBART

Sun., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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