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Wham City's Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

Lesser Gonzalez.jpgWhen you think of the Wham City Art Collective, what is the first image that comes to mind? For me it is a sweaty, oversized-glasses wearing, dancing Dan Deacon with a robed choir behind him. However, there are many members of the Baltimore collective, and they don't all make chaotic electronic music like Dan Deacon. The collective is home to writers, artists, filmmakers, and more. One member, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez is both a musician and an artist. Lesser will be releasing his debut album, Why Is Bear Billowing? on Sept. 9th via Carpark Records, and he recently hit the road with Jana Hunter. He is designing the concert posters and t-shirts for tour, and has come up with several great designs. You can check out his other work at thinplastic.com.

His debut album is a quiet affair, his only accompaniment is an acoustic guitar. It reminds me, at times, of another famous Gonzalez, but Lesser's sound is more whimsical and adventurous. He shows a healthy respect for the classic song structure of the genre of folk music while still moving forward. With songs like "A Twist In The Sky" and "Mostly A Friend", this is a perfect album for this time of year as the season begin to change. He may even bring some of that Cuban heat to your autumn nights.


[MP3] Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez - Mostly A Friend

Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez will be performing at Schubas with Jana Hunter and Judson Claiborne on Wednesday August 27th. The show starts at 9:00pm and it 21+. Tickets are $8.

 
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