Friday, February 20, 2009

Music Menu (2/20/09)

Posted By on Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge ben-sollee.jpg

Ben Sollee The unusual combination of Sollee's oh-so-soulful and pleading voice, think Al Green and Marvin Gaye, along with his sparse cello plucking and playing marks Sollee as an intriguing new solo presence on the scene. Sollee has arrived with lyrically astute songs, the politically lit "A Few Honest Words," and sinewy renditions, Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come," from his new debut album Learning to Bend. He is classically trained yet rooted in soul. Visulite Theatre (Shukla)

click to enlarge hellblinki.jpg
Hellblinki Sextet File this anachronistic Asheville co-op under Gypsy Rock, with all the attendant Waits/Brecht/Django/Gogol Bordello references that apply. Nobody's reinventing the wheel here, but then this particular mode of musical transport has roots as old as the Romani themselves, and rarely fails to seduce. Last year's Oratory was the band's best and most concise statement yet, meaning of course that its boleros and waltzes and blues and flamencos came from all over the musical map. With Sonic Death Rabbit and Andy the Doorbum. Snug Harbor (Schacht)

Tags: , , ,

Pin It
Submit to Reddit


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Search Events
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2018 Womack Digital, LLC
Powered by Foundation