Herman Dune is a project by David Ivar, a French-Swedish musician based in San Pedro. “I live the life of a raconteur,” he drawls amid the slide-guitar smears of “Life on the Run,” a 2019 single. “It doesn’t matter that I am poor/I’m a king man.” “Wicked Love” is a laidback folk ballad in which Ivar croons about going to California, where “I walked the walk of shame.” Saluting his new hometown on “Love Cat Blues,” he sings, “I’ll meet you at the tar pits or on the astral plane.” Maesa Pullman conjures a more grandly entrancing reverie on her moody-blue new single, “Death of the Machine,” in which the local singer torches the glassy stillness with her yearning, arcing vocals. “I don’t need a new shoe size to be free to go between this body and infinity,” she intones.
The Sardine/Recess Ops, 1101 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro; Mon., Feb. 24, 8 p.m.; $5; ages 21 & over. www.sardinepedro.com.