Perfume Genius and Parenthetical Girls at Café Du Nord on Wednesday, March 21st

Is that rain so often falling from the Seattle sky, or is it tears? It seems that it's been sad times for Mike Hadreas, the man behind Perfume Genius who fortunately has a knack for channeling his pain into heartrending piano ballads rather than falling apart. The excellent new record, Put Your Back N 2 It, is only slightly less devastating than his 2010 debut, Learning, and that's probably only due to the lush orchestration of the sophomore effort that contrasts so starkly with the bleak arrangements of the first. Both feature the same lovelorn lyrics and fragile, haunting vocals [...]

Live This Month: March 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #274)

Live This Month: March 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #274) 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. The annual insanity of South by Southwest means that a ton of artists are touring right now, and plenty of performers will be in SF in March en route to or returning from Austin. But while most of the acts included in this episode will be doing one or a dozen shows in bars and parking lots around the [...]

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