I thought I’d start in on the week while I had a chance now.
April starts with a Low point – as in the band Low. This slowcore icons come to town with their new CD in tow. The Invisible Way offers a somewhat more gentle, bucolic sound for the group. One hint of their interests on this album is the track entitled “Clarence White.” More dreamy, psyche-tinged Americana can be heard on Tuesday night with Widowspeak performing at the Echo; the local group SISU will open for them.
The dreaminess will continue Tuesday night down in Long Beach where Long Beach’s Art Theatre screens the Stevie Nicks documentary In Your Dreams. The film, which will be shown again on Sunday morning May 7, was co-directed and co-produced by Nicks and musician Dave Stewart.
April 2 also finds Great White Buffalo rumbling into Hemingway’s for start their month-long Tuesday night residency. Great White Buffalo isn’t a merging of the bands Great White and White Buffalo (although wouldn’t that be interesting…). Instead, this LA band cranks old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll – hard but hooky. A great way to spend one, if not several, Tuesday nights this month.
Vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin brings a special show to Disney Hall. He will preview his May release, spirityouall, which delving into gospel and Americana music (one of his covers is Bob Dylan‘s “I Shall Be Released”). The project is his salute to his dad, Robert McFerrin Sr., an acclaimed Opera singer known for his interpretations of spirituals.