During his years fronting Live, singer and songwriter Ed Kowalczyk found a successful formula mixing the irony-free sincerity and spiritualism of U2's Bono with the post-grunge musical distortion of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Scoring a number of chart-topping singles through the band's existence such as “I Alone,” “Lightning Crashes,” “Dolphin's Cry” and “Heaven,” Kowalczyk eventually parted ways with his bandmates and released his proper solo debut, “Alive,” earlier this year. The record features the artist's signature messianic drama and volume. Kowalczyk is scheduled to perform at the Canal Club on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. $16-$19.
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