Ingrid Michaelson @ Headliners

Friday, Oct. 30

Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
584-8088
$15; 8 p.m.

Between Sarah Bareilles, Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson, the catchy-cute indie-girl-singer/songwriter-with-a-beat-you-can-dance-to might have developed into a genre of its own. The name risks being too long to catch on, though.

Whether you heard her on “Grey’s Anatomy,” or through your own musical whim, you can’t deny Michaelson’s appeal. She stands out from the rest of the pack because of her tendency toward eclectic instrumentation (anywhere from ukulele to violin, usually sprinkled with stomps and handclaps). It’s impressive, because no matter what texture the instruments provide, they always seem to complement what is at the heart of her music: her voice. It has a unique kind of honey to it, the slightest tinge of power and aggression, but mostly big and round like a nice plush recliner. She’ll be performing with Matthew Perryman Jones at Headliners on her tour to celebrate her newest album, Everybody. —Pawl Schwartz

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