On Sunday night, multi-instrumentalist artista Merrill Garbus (better known to most folks as tUnE-yArDs) came to town for a headlining show at One Eyed Jacks. The unusual nature of Garbus’ anti-status quo approach to constructing pop music is alluring and the growing buzz surrounding her live show is littered with attempts to describe the artist’s hard-to-pin-down musical/performance style – “polyrhythmic,” “textured,” “vibrant,” and “meticulous” are words you’ll see in most reviews – one word you don’t see: “ordinary.”
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges is now an attorney living amongst THE CALIFORNIANS in West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, Futurebirds, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Monster Rally, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.