Red Guitar Music takes a deep dive into Ani DiFranco‘s Binary in a recent review, praising her history as a DIY icon and contending that “Binary sees her unafraid as ever to tell it like it is and stick it to the man.” The review praises the arrangements of Tchad Blake, who brings out DiFranco’s jazzy and soulful backing band while DiFranco’s “trademark acoustic guitar playing takes a bit of a backseat,” as well as DiFranco’s well-known penchant for writing biting lyrics on tracks like “Play God” that contain “the perfect balance of wit and wisdom; a groove so deep you’ll never get out; a smattering of Righteous Babe mythology, and a chorus that will stalk you to the end of your days.” The review concludes, “There was a time when Ani DiFranco would make you dance and laugh and cry because she was always so right about everything. The most remarkable thing about an album like Binary is that she still does all of those things, twenty albums later and has never let up.” Read the review here.
Ani DiFranco continues the Binary tour next month with this string of dates. See her if you can!
11/3 – Babcock Theatre – Billings, MT
11/4 – Delta Hall at Eccles Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
11/6 – Vancouver Playhouse – Vancouver, BC
11/8 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA
11/9 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/10 – McDonald Theatre – Eugene, OR
11/12 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
11/14 – Palace Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
11/15 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
11/18 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/19 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA