Thursday, December 24, 2009

Rest in Peace, Vic Chesnutt

You're missed already.

"'Do you think you deserve it?' I say yes, in my way, yes."

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pocahaunted, James Ferraro and Mark McGuire at the Smell, 12/12/09

Mark McGuire

A patience with his
Craft that belied his youth, yet
Fostered youthful vim.


Picking up stride and
Laden with swagger within
The Smell's homey space

James Ferraro

Shady underhand
Maneuvers caused awe and brief
Hypnosis... well played!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jonathan Richman at the Mint, 12/10/09

Innocent genius
His melancholy in check
Tonight, brought just joy.

Califone at the Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA, 12/9/09

Impeccable taste
Governed every sonic flare,
Each sweet melody

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Baroness and Earthless at the Troubadour, 12/3/09


A rhythm section
With scalpel-like precision
Fascinated us


Tireless, relentless
Their passionate sound drove, like
Stakes into our hearts.

Vic Chesnutt with War Paint and Liz Durrett at the Echoplex, 12/1/09

Liz Durrett

Sarah McLachlan
But with Vashti Bunyan's sense
Of woodsy intrigue

War Paint

I was not alone
In my surprise and delight
With their quality.

Vic Chesnutt

Loquacious frontman
Evoked tears and laughter, a
Cathartic pleasure