Best Of 2017

BEST IS THAT SADE?: Rhye at State Theatre


Could Rhye — an act whose music plays like a serum of sweet, slow aural serotonin — translate the bedroom jams of its debut LP Woman into a live setting like the State Theatre? Yes, yes and over again. Mike Milosh was the pale, Canadian Sade-worshipping man at the mic for this one, and we’ll never forget the way his silhouette — flanked by a six-piece band — breezed through a set that blurred the lines between recording perfection and live performance. —Ray Roa