Saint Albans, NY
7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
CMJ Music Marathon & CEG Presents Ariana and The Rose
"Do you want to be behind the piano, or do you want to be in a latex bodysuit in a cage?" Ariana DiLorenzo, an artist carving out her niche in the music industry, found the question, posed to her by a friend, perplexing and reductive. The native New Yorker, who was raised on a musical diet that included rock-rooted pop stars like Fiona Apple, Natalie Imbruglia, and Alanis Morissette, knew she wanted her live shows to be "more than candy canes and pyrotechnics." It's time, she says, "for pop girls to be cool again. Pop shouldn't be a guilty pleasure."