The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 12,1989-Page 10
tecords The Arts Outlook
Like a Prayer
Sire Records FRIDAY 12 MAY Beethoven, Kirchner, and Ravel at MainStage (662-7282)continue thei
Madonna sits on the other side of the confessional, so close that the CharlesRDickens' storyLileDor- Rackhai Auditorium, 8 p.m. performance of Mame tonight at th
priest can feel her honey and sour milk breath across his cheek. In the mid- rit, a satirical account of two London Localites the Iodine Raincoats Power Center,8 p.m., as well asland
dle of her confession Madonna breaks down and they adjourn to his private innocents of the 1820's, han been appear at the Blind Pig, 208 S. First 8 p.m. Saturday.
chambers. There she gives him a hearing of her latest album.... transformed into an ambitious six- (996-8555). Veteran Detroit rocker Scott
Looking back on a career loaded with bluffs and double bluffs, it's diffi- hour film projeet which was named Morgan bullets the Blind Pig.
cult to determine if Like A Prayer is just another broad wink or truly a Best Picture of 1988 by the Los SUNDAY 14
confessional piece of work. However, a few listens confirm the latter - the Angeles Film Critics Awards.Shown French Canadian traditionalists La
album's autobiographical aspects are more intriguing than anything intwothree-hour-longparts,thegrand BottineSourianteboardthe Ark,635
Madonna's recorded before. The record itself is her greatest since the awe- scale of this romantic melodrama al- iS. Main, at 8 p.m.
some "Into the Groove." lows Dickens' memorablecharaters MONDAY 15
The title track could be Madonna playing a Joan of Arc talking to God's to be conjured with an uncommon
voice(s) or Madonna simply singing a love song; it echoes Al Green's depth; a showing of the first half San Francisco's Tragic Mulattc
propulsive inner battle between the religious and secular on his Belle show off a wardrobe stranger than
tonight at 7:45 begins a week-long ~ wogrta
album. "Express Yourself," a rousing gospel-style number, sustains this re- run at the Michigan Theatre (668- their name at The Beat, 215 N. Main
ligious theme as well as advocating a naive pop feminism. The closing 8397). 10:30 p.m., along with guests De-
song of the album, "Act Of Contrition," is plain weird - Madonna recites Sam Shepard's Obie Award-win- struction Ride.
bits of the Lord's Prayer, apologizes for having offended God, and ends up ning Curse of the Starving Class- TUESDAY 16
shouting hysterically while a gospel choir sings backwards and a Hendrix which portrays a smalltown south- New York City avant-guitariste
guitar flails about all over the place! western family unraveled by cowboy Live Skull aren't too obscure to scort
Madonna grapples to come to terms with her family on a number of dreams - continues at the Perfor- athree-starreviewfromRollingStone
songs. The funky "Keep It Together" concerns its stifling effect on her and manceNetwork,408 W.Washington - or a gig at the Blind Pig tonight
how she had to escape; now that she's big and famous, she really loves (663.0681) for a seeond weekend of Crystal Gayle's fabled tresses with The Herb Tarlicks.
them to death and needs their support. "Oh Father" is another rivetingly showsytonightand Sturdayat8p. aheedow hWeDe SDAY 17
ambguos ong i's ithr Pap Dn'tPrach(Pat )" r oter sh sows tonight and Saturday at8 p.m. grace the Downtown Hoedown WEDNESDA Y 17
ambiguous song; it's either "Papa Don't Preach (Part 2)" or another song as well as Sunday at 6:30p.m. Friday at Detroit's Hart Plaza
about God. Madonna dedicates the album to her biggest formative influence, Nerdy blues/thrash/funksters wBig Box of Nines appearalong
"who taught her to pray"- the lush ballad "Promise to Try" is for Mother. Thelonious Monster bring a schizoid with theDeansat the legendary Marti
Lyrically, the album is fairly simple and straightforward - Madonna irreverence to the McDonel Kiva, on I SATURDAY 13 s DTury's Beat, 215 N. Main.
isn't Joni Mitchell yet. Musically, the album splits into overproduced mag- the MSU campus in East Lansing, in In another UMS chamber music Detroit stalwarts Crossed Wire ge
nificent schlock ballads and overproduced magnificent upbeat pop; the epic, an 8gp.m.all-ages show; it's the same concert, The Chestnut Brass Com- Bono-esque at the Blind Pig.
layered production has nonetheless ironed out most of the wrinkles in SundayastheMonstervisitsDetroit's pany (trumpet/ French hom/ trom- THURSDAY 18
Madonna's often squeeky voice. It's a pity that there's nothing here for the St. Andrew's Hall,431 E. Congress. bone/ tuba) present selections from- Also at the Pig, Grosse Point
dancefloor as brilliant as "Into The Groove" or the 12" of "Open Your The University Musical Society the Renaissance as well as Duke sorat ro s se Pit
Heart," but with Madonna writing about Religion, the Family, Love, Sex (764.2358) presents The Peabody Ellington, 8 p.m. at Rackham. suburban rockersSecond Self get..
and Sin, this has to be the best Catholic pop album in ages. Trio (violinfello/piano) playing The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre er, Simon Lefono-esque.
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