Monday, June 09, 2014

Rocky Votolato at the Casbah Tonight

Rocky Votolato

Rocky Votolato returns to the Casbah tonight for the first time since he released his last full-length album, Television of Saints, in 2012.  Despite being a fan of his for quite sometime, that was my first time seeing Rocky Votolato live, so his 2014 West Coast tour is long overdue and welcomed.  But I think it should speak volumes that he counts among Rosey's favorites.  Although his 2006 release, Makers, was his breakthrough release, every album  since finds his stripped-down approach maturing and providing even more complex melodies.    His younger brother, Cody Votolato of Blood Brothers fame, will be backing him on electric guitar tonight, so expect a mix of spare acoustic arrangements with bursts of raw jagged energy.  Opening for Rocky Votolato tonight is Lotte Kestner and Kevin Long.  Doors are at 9pm tickets are $14 at the door.

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