On Wednesday, September 14, Americana troubadour Cass McCombs will headline San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.
McCombs is on tour in support of his ninth and latest full-length record, Mangy Love. The 12-song album, released last month, is an invigorating swoop of social and self awareness from the opening track, “Bum Bum Bum” to the Robert Smith-influenced pop beat of “Cry.”
The album’s latest single, “Medusa’s Outhouse,” plays like a lucid dream outside of the limitations of linear time, with eerie overtones and an indecisively melancholy slide guitar. The video was shot on location during the filming of a porno, so viewer discretion advised. Check it out here:
Originally hailing from Concord, McCombs spent most of his time split between the Bay Area and New York City before falling into music full time in the early 2000s. True to the Bay Area tradition that is the strong bond among artists, McCombs made innumerable connections and impressions across the country, touring in support of and playing with bands like Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Cat Power, Band of Horses, Arcade Fire, The Shins, and The War on Drugs, to name a few.
Cass McCombs, Meg Baird
Great American Music Hall
September 14, 2016