February 13, 2003

interesting show saturday evening in dc


PLANARIA PRESENTS:

SCENE CREAMERS
DEVENDRA BANHART
ENTRANCE (Guy of Convocation Of...)

SAT. FEB 15th
9:30 BYOB
$5-6 donation

THE HOSIERY
443 EYE ST. NW, WDC
thehosiery@PLANARIAinc.com

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Devendra Banhart
"To say Devendra is unique is an absurd understatement. When I first heard his voice I could not believe it. His occasionally warbling falsetto is alternately bizarre, soulful, comical, gentle, and often a little frightening...I hear all kinds of references and comparisons that might be relevant in describing Devendra ? from Marc Bolan's pre-T Rex recordings, to Daniel Johnston, to Nick Drake (in my opinion some of the songs have a similar inner purity and pathos), to Karen Dalton (one of Devendra's idols), to Syd Barrett, to, well, Tiny Tim (!)(Ok, Tiny Tim high on gasoline fumes!). In the end, these comparisons don't matter, because, as I say, Devendra is completely unique.

As Devendra says: "...You certainly are nice people...The horse licks your skin, begin!"
-Michael Gira (Swans, Angels of Light, Young God Records)

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