The local “dream-town mountain siren” Maesa Pullman continues her free Monday-night residency in January at DTLA’s intimate Love Song bar. “I don’t need new eyes to see,” she intones solemnly and slowly on her new single, “Death of the Machine.” Her big voice fills the enigmatic song’s empty spaces with a warmth and charisma that chases away the darkness. On earlier releases, such as “Whoa Honey,” Pullman draws from the blues to create a shadowy, torridly dramatic atmosphere that’s sparked by her powerful vocals. The acoustic ballad “Again Again” is a comparatively restrained acoustic ballad that showcases the more intimate and vulnerable side of the singer. These singles over the past two years build on the promise and potential of Pullman’s early single “Bells” and 2013 EP, Whippoorwill, a set of rootsy, rustic interludes. With Olivia Kaplan, Herman Dune, and Natasha Agrama.
The Love Song, 450 S. Main St., downtown L.A.; Mon., Jan. 13, 9 p.m.; through Mon., Jan. 27, 9 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 284-5727, spaceland.com.
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