Recommended by Isabel Lyndon
When I was in fourth grade, my teacher assigned a research project on Arkansas. The most important fact I learned was that the state capitol is Little Rock, where Evanescence formed in 1995. Since then, the band’s lineup has changed frequently, but singer/pianist Amy Lee remains. Her intense, moody voice and lyrics set Evanescence apart from other goth-rock bands. You might remember the radio hit “Bring Me to Life,” a song I still find terrifying, perhaps due to the tinkling horror movie piano intro. Evanescence will play the Schnitz with a full orchestra Tuesday night, which seems like an appropriate venue, considering Lee always reminded me of the opera-singing alien from The Fifth Element.