Gary Wilson

Resident Presents

Gary Wilson

Jimmy Whispers, James V, Rebecca Schiffman

Sun · March 18, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson
Gary Wilson is an experimental musician/performance artist best known for his 1977 album You Think You Really Know Me, after which he promptly retired from recording and performing concerts. He slowly gained a strong cult following during the 1980s and 1990s, and in the early 2000s became active again.
Jimmy Whispers
Jimmy Whispers
SUMMER IN PAIN
CHICAGO IL
James V
James V
morrissey jizz
Rebecca Schiffman
Rebecca Schiffman
When Rebecca Schiffman sings, she sounds like she’s half-asleep. But that’s not a bad thing; the folk-pop songs that fill her debut album Upside Down Lacrimosa have the atmosphere or whatnot that makes you feel transported to some unreal place, like that line between being asleep and awake.
That feeling is conjured up through her somnambulistic singing voice, sure, but also via dreamy keyboards and other sonic touches. Her lyrics also often dive into that feeling that everything isn’t what it seems, often in poetic ways (concise poetry that carefully evokes without getting wrapped up in itself, always the best kind). The opening song, “Total Recall” is a gorgeous expression of the way you can get real life and images confused (“real emotions remind me of the movies”), while a song titled “The Weight of Your Sleep” makes that ‘waking life’ theme literal. There’s also the simply titled “Lullaby,” which gives the album a perfect last line: “Coral and seaflowers, sand dollar stars, laid out in your memory.” She’s singing about a grave, but that last phrase resonates in other ways as well…as a final thought on the way minds can create their own universes, and as one last echo of the way her songs have the power to really take you places.
Venue Information:
Resident
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
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