Kate Bush

New Sensations

New Sensations

If you don’t know where to look, look into the lights. That’s what I keep reminding myself during the opening chords of INXS’ ‘Never Tear Us Apart.’

We’re at the Zodiac Karaoke Party on a Monday night, in an almost-empty bar-cum-theater on Charles Street, sitting in half-booths mounted to the wall, nursing Yuenglings and watching Jessie, the bartender at the Yellow Sign Theater, absolutely kill it, doing a rendition of the Cardigans’ ‘Lovefool.’ There’s a lot of reverb on the mic, so everyone sounds good, no matter what they’re singing. If you look around, the place is weird—dried flowers on the walls between booths, a stage with lights that move with the beat of...

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