A rich week of live acts

This week promises to be an exciting one for music lovers, whether they are fans of jazz, blues, soul, classical or rock. The program starts tomorrow and Wednesday, as the Herod Atticus Theater presents a legend of American jazz, Solomon Burke, who comes to the Greek capital straight from Philadelphia, together with the historical Blues Brothers band, to perform old favorites, such as «Cry to Me.» On Wednesday, the Vrachon Theater in Vyronas is presenting another legend, this one of 1960s garage-rock. Iggy Pop, whose lust for life seems to remain unfaded, will perform with the Detroit-based Stooges, while supporting the rockers is Puressence, one of the most popular British pop acts in Greece. On Thursday, romantics can enjoy an evening of jazz ballads at the Herod Atticus with Canadian crooner Diana Krall (the wife of Elvis Costello), with a guitar, bass and drums combo backing her. Krall’s high-end jazz blends the smooth, velvet sounds of rhythm ‘n’ blues with softer notes of swing. Also on Thursday, at the Karaiskaki Stadium in Neo Faliron, it’s a night with Archive, a band that may be considered rather new, but is in fact celebrating its 10th anniversary.