Guy Blakeslee is a chameleon. When armed with just an acoustic guitar, he can croon delicately trippy folk ballads that evoke a pastoral Neverland in a timeless past. When backed by the full force of Entrance Band, he cranks out hard and heavy psychedelic passages that pulverize the mind and body. He puts on another guise at Zebulon as ringmaster of The Butterfly Cabinet: A Surrealist Variety Show.
This week’s edition features the bluesy reinventions of Benjamin Booker, power-pop auteur Jackson Macintosh, Dublab DJ Victoria, and the intimate, gently compelling chansons of Mega Bog’s Erin Birgy. John Tottenham reads poetry, and No Deposit, No Return Blues, a documentary about string musician Sandy Bull directed by his daughter KC Bull, is screened.
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Dr.; Mon., Aug 19, 8 p.m.; free. (323) 663-6927, zebulon.la/events.