Lesser Lites
These days it has become increasingly hard to come across more of the purist folk variety, as higher profile "indie" folk artists tend towards the orchestral, going psych, doing remixes with hip hop producers, or god forbid, using vocoders.

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Lesser Lights - "The Harvest Halt"

Thursday's pairing at Du Nord of New York's A.A. Bondy and San Francisco's low profile Lesser Lights (Nathan Baker) promises to be a truer calling to the form -- sparseness in composition, and lyrically, historical and societal introspection trumping heartbreak and self-importance. Bondy, originally hails from Alabama, while LL's Baker once called Indiana home.

A.A. Bondy's sophomore album, When The Devil's Loose, will be released September 1, 2009 on Fat Possum. Some advance copies of Lesser Lights' new EP, One Day In May, recorded with Aaron Prellwitz (Sun Kil Moon) at SF's Tiny Telephone will be available too.

We are giving away a pair of tickets to this show! All you have to do is E-mail contest@thebaybridged.com with your name, address, and the phrase "I want to go to Cafe du Nord on Thursday!" by Wednesday at noon. The winner will be chosen randomly and notified via E-mail.

Show is at 9pm, $12, 21+

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