Pearl Charles gets glossy on ‘Sleepless Dreamer,’ plays Santa Cruz next week

The evolution of an artist is always something that warrants recognition. What Pearl Charles, the LA singer-songwriter with vintage California-country vibes, has done on the follow up to her self-titled debut is just that — steer away from her past and into the future. What was once gritty now bears a glossy finish — Charles has tilted her southern-rooted California twang, and she's done it quite gracefully. The flow of the album shifts late with the danceable standout, "Night Tides." Slow-grooving and funky, the tune is driven by a walking bassline while Charles showcases her silky voice and reminds us: [...]

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Live This Month: November 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: November 2015 (Podcast #374) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. This month's episode features a wide variety of local and touring bands, with sounds ranging from the rollicking garage-punk of Timmy's Organism and the lo-fi dream-pop of Toner to electronic compositions by Oneohtrix Point Never and Made of Oak (the solo project of Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso). On the out-of-town front, Los Angeles is surprisingly well-represented, with songs from Morgan Delt (performing at the Oakland [...]

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