A Regina Spektor slow jam spans time and space in the "Black and White" video - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Regina Spektor | photo by Shervin Lainez | courtesy of the artist

Maybe it’s something about old 20th century theaters that go by the name Uptown. The one on North Broad here in Philly has been boarded up to various degress for as long as I can remember, and the similarly named space in Chicago has met with a similar fate since 1981. Inside, of course, is majestic architectural splendor, a mix of ornately designed theatrical nuances and just the incredible handcrafted look that theaters had a hundred years ago, a look that dwindled as the century progressed.

Regina Spektor likens Chicago’s Uptown to “a castle that fell asleep,” and recently teamed up with filmmaker Daniel Ryan to shoot a music video there for “Black and White,” a slow jam from her 2016 album Remember Us To Life. As warm sunbeams break through the windows, Spektor performs to an empty auditorium while a ballet dancer moves around the stage and the building’s interior, enveloping the entire space and creating a dreamlike bridge between bygone days and the present.

Watch the video below, and catch Regina Spektor when she performs at The Fillmore on Monday, March 13th. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; check out the full run of tour dates below.

Tour Dates
03/05 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
03/06 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
03/08 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
03/09 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
03/11 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
03/14 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
03/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
03/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
03/20 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
03/23 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
03/24 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
03/26 – St. Paul, MN @ The Palace
03/29 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
03/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
04/02 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
04/03 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
04/07 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre

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