Although Mirah’s pitch-perfect vocal stylings have earn her a loyal following among indie kids worldwide, those out of sync with the art rock beat may want to stop Mirah’s performance at UCSB. This singer, you see, has one of the most drop-dead beautiful-sexy voices in music today. The product of artsy parents who instilled a love of jazz, Mirah combines her background with a pared-down indie accompaniment for a striking effect. And though she’s guest performed a handful of bands, Santa Barbara music lovers are quite lucky to see her perform solo. The woman knows how to command an audience. Mirah’s accomplishments include releasing eight albums in the past seven years, the most recent of which—the November release Joyride—evidenced her music’s ability to take on new, strange and fun forms.
Thank UCSB’s Associated Students Program Board for Mirah’s appearance. Program Board has truly proved itself to have exceptional taste and considerable skill in booking respectable acts so far this school year. (And considering that they’re full-time college students, one might even say they’re doing a better job than some of their grown-up counterparts.)
Mirah performs at UCSB’s UCen at 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 11. For more information, visit A.S. Program Board’s website.