Big Scary, Say Hi
Big Scary's second album contrarily asserts itself as art by its very title, Not Art. Where the duo's debut, Vacation, was of the navel-gazing variety, Not Art uses a hip-hop approach to production. Ironically, "Why Hip-Hop Sucks in '13" is a piano-led number, which highlights Joanna Syme's vocals, but the syncopated beats of "Luck Now" refocus on the hip-hop aspect. "Invest" handily brings hip-hop sensibilities to Big Scary's moody pop. The best bits are in classic Big Scary style: the Jeff Buckley - informed "Lay Me Down," which works like a potent downer, while the Verve-informed "Belgian Blues" does the opposite. The irreverent Say Hi also performs, introducing songs from his not-yet-released album, Endless Wonder.
Thu., May 15, 8:30 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 05/15/14)
Get the Events Newsletter
What's happening in town? From underground club nights to the biggest outdoor festivals, our top picks for the week's best events will always keep you in on the action.