Like Courtney Barnett? Check Out These Artists

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Photo by Mia Mala McDonald     Lo-fi Aussie artist Courtney Barnett has enamored the music world with her sardonic lyrics, beautifully deadpan delivery and affinity for garage rock. Her official debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom & Pop), comes out this week and has spawned two celebrated singles: “Pedestrian at Best” and “Depreston,” both clever diatribes from suburban Melbourne. If you’re digging the moody blues of Barnett, here are five other... READ MORE

Concert review - Kaki King

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts "Solo guitar music and insanity: two of my favorite things," Kaki King proclaimed, smiling, as she deftly combined these elements at El Rey on Oct. 22. And she is a mad genius of the six-string (and seven-string, and lap steel, and double-time foot stomping). Her signature fret tapping and skewed tunings have ensnared rock illuminati such as Dave Grohl, and have lent to her status as something of a deity. King rules. Coffeeshops, the usual... READ MORE