Seattle’s Jesse Sykes possesses a unique voice; strange and rich, and as androgynous as her name. If someone with the prowess and mystery of lluminations-era Buffy St. Marie fronted an alt. country band, it may be close to where Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter take us on Marble Son, their follow up to 2007’s hauntingly sparse, yet strangely accessible Like Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul. SF’s the Soft White Sixties sound like if Elton John wrote songs for CCR (use your imagination, and don’t think of the analogy as degrading), and went all over the place with them, sometimes diving into the heavy guitar of Tony Iommi, other times skipping along with the Strokes’ first album. A great show for the Blue Lamp, and real adult fun for a Friday night!
The Blue Lamp, 9pm, 21+