Road Trip: Jenny Hval performs at Boot & Saddle tonight

Norwegian songstress Jenny Hval knows the meaning of the term “renaissance woman.” Also known as rockettothesky, she’s been making music since 2003.

In that decade-plus span, she’s somehow managed to release five full albums, tour the world and write a book. Her┬ámusical style blends heavy beats with a Bjork-like sense of the surreal.

Hval mixes spoken-word performance with more traditional musical stylings. Her high, clear voice acts as a kind of knife, carefully incising through her musical tracks to reach the listener. Hval’s latest offering, the full-length album “Apocalypse, girl” takes her style to new heights, mashing pop together with folk and good old-fashioned experimental indie weirdness.

She’s currently on tour and performing at the Boot & Saddle in Philly tonight with Briana Marela, and this show is well worth a Tuesday night road trip. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.

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