Summer Music Guide! That’s what you’ll find on the cover of this week’s City Paper—-our picks for the best classical, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, and EDM. Oh, and a fuck-ton of listings. Basically, you’re covered.
Jeffry Cudlin leads the arts section with his review of the National Gallery of Art’s “Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape,” which surveys the great Surrealist’s career in concert with his political surroundings—-and clumsily attempts to connect the two. Chris Klimek reviews Folger Theatre’s Deadwood-inspired The Taming of the Shrew, an inherently problematic play that greatly benefits from the Wild West staging. Trey Graham reviews Constellation Theatre Company’s Metamorphoses, an ambitious but flawed take on Mary Zimmerman‘s Ovid riff. Tricia Olszewski reviews Tim Burton‘s Johnny Depp-starring Dark Shadows, a vampire romp that’s a return to form for the director/actor pair. Brent Burton praises Moss Icon‘s Complete Discography, which resurrects songs by the influential Annapolis hardcore band. And in One Track Mind, Steve Kiviat talks to Karen Collins and The Backroads Band about their “countrypolitan” song “She Dreams.”