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Perhaps no other women these days are making more artistically ambitious music — and receiving mainstream praise — than Björk and Joanna Newsom. So it's a no-brainer that the former would ask the latter to open two dates on her world tour in support of her just-released album, Volta. On Björk's ninth album since Debut, the Icelandic singer collaborates with Timbaland, Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté, Antony and the Johnsons singer Antony Hegarty, Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale, and an all-female Icelandic choir. The result is jumpy, punchy electronica. Though more polarizing, Newsom, meanwhile, followed up her critically-praised Ys with the three-song EP Joanna Newsom & the Ys Street Band. If the two join forces, look out. Saturday, May 19 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m., $26.50-$70.50.


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