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May 29

Jenny Lewis and the Sadies at the Fillmore

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Just went to see one of the better concerts I’ve been to in a long time.  I am a huge fan of Jenny Lewis’ Rabbit Fur Coat – another one of those albums that captured my attention for several months. I’m less familiar with Acid Tongue, but based on tonight’s performance I’m going to have to give it another chance.

imageWhy so impressed?  Jenny Lewis is right in my wheelhouse – guitar driven pop\rock music with the slightest hint of twang and strong vocals.  She really knows how to use her voice, switching between a belted groove to a whispered growl with ease and her phrasing has you hanging on every word.  The band was superb.  I was especially impressed with Farmer Dave Scher, who appears to be the master of all instruments that are cool.  For the most part he played a lap steel guitar (which I hope to be my next instrument purchase) but he also broke out a strat, an electric autoharp (the Omnichord), keyboards, some kind of device with a tube that he stuck in his mouth and background vocals.  Impressive.

Here are some songs from Rabbit Fur Coat.  Go buy it now:

Run Devil Run
The Big Guns
Handle With Care

imageThe Sadies opened.  I’ve seen them before (backing Neko Case) and am a fan.  Dallas and Travis Good are both excellent guitar players and put on a great show.  Mostly though, I hope that one day I find myself in a social situation where it is acceptable to wear a western suit like the ones they sport at their gigs.

May 28

Saturday, June 20th at Epicenter Cafe

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imageI’ve got an unprecedented second June gig set up with Robin & Eric (first one here) and it’s even in my hood:

 
Saturday, June 20 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM 
Epicenter Café

http://www.epicentercafe.com/
764 Harrison Street, between 3rd & 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

I suspect I’ll be able to sneak in a cover or three at this one.  See you soon in SOMA!

May 21

Sunday, June 7th at the Bazaar Cafe

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Friends,

Come see Robin, Eric and me play all acoustic, all original music at the Bazaar Cafe on Sunday, June 7th.   The details:

Sunday, June 7 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Bazaar Café

http://www.bazaarcafe.com/
5927 California Street, between 21st & 22nd Avenues
San Francisco, CA 94121

imageHere’s some of Robin and Eric’s stuff from their new CD:

Unrequited
You and I
Hangman

Listen to the rest of the CD here.

See you at the Bazaar!

May 18

The Rusty Nail Open Mic, New Orleans, May 19

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image If you’re in New Orleans this week, come by the Rusty Nail Tuesday Night for the Open Mic:

Tuesday, May 19th at 9 PM
The Rusty Nail Open Mic
1100 Constance Street
New Orleans, LA
Sign up at 8, I’ll play sometime after 9

See you there!