Lady Lazarus, the musician, not the poem, is San Jose’s Melissa Ann Sweat, and the demos we received earlier this year definitely put her experimental folk-rock on our radar. Last September, Sweat filmed/recorded an intimate solo session for One Night Music in front of a small group of people in a Mission District dining room. The session features songs from Lady Lazarus’ Home Recordings, available on CDBaby, and you can download all four songs (and see more videos) at OneNightMusic.com.
Lady Lazarus has a full length album called Mantic that is scheduled to come out this summer. Here’s a song from that record:
Two Lady Lazarus shows this month: one at Rasputin Music in Berkeley on Sunday, June 13th (2pm, Free), the other at Caffe Trieste as part of the Left Coast Live festival in San Jose on June 25th (9pm, $15 for one night/$25 for two nights).