Patti Smith – Critic’s Pick

Patti Smith

Patti Smith
7:00 p.m. May 5
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

It’s fitting that Patti Smith’s first performance in St. Louis since 2004 is at the Contemporary Art Museum. Though she is best known as the reigning “Godmother of Punk,” Smith’s genre-defying career has no boundaries when it comes to art and expression. Smith’s groundbreaking debut album, Horses, came out in 1975 and it is still hailed as one of the greatest albums in music history. Ten albums and nearly 40 years later and her career is still going strong. But Smith is not only a rock heroine, she’s also a poet and an artist who explores and produces in many different kinds of media, including painting and photography.

— By Jaime Lees

link: Riverfront Times

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