Is there a more effortlessly gifted musician active in the pop world in 2016 than Rufus Wainwright? Wainwright should be considered pop royalty (and let’s face it, he’s part of a musical dynasty) – but it often feels like such trivial pursuits are of little interest to Rufus. There is a sneaking suspicion that Mr Wainwright is bored of pop’s limited possibilities, his left turns into projects on Judy Garland and Shakespeare ably demonstrate this. But as Rufus visits Helsinki this weekend, we decided to give you a timely reminder of his remarkable gifts, with the One Quart Magazine Rufus Wainwright video playlist (“erm, that’s a bit of a mouthful” says the OQ editor).
Rufus Wainwright plays Tavastia, Helsinki tomorrow, 30th July. Support comes from Mikko Joensuu. Tickets and more.