Over the last few months, there has been a slow but steady buzz building up around J. Irvin Dally's music and live shows. There are a ton of favorable press quotes out on the 'net and one of them was from Pitchfork's Altered Zones who claim musician J. Irvin Dally is "an artist of abnormal brilliance, as garrulous and uncouth as the title of his EP, Despistado, would have you believe". In reading various press quotes, the funny thing is that most of the writers are looking for a single point of comparison for Dally's music, which has been likened to artists ranging from Devendra Banhart to Cat Power to Jeff Buckley. To my ears, the correct answer is "all of the above" and one could probably throw out another half-dozen comparisons that would be equally appropriate.
Dally is in town next weekend for shows at Googie's Lounge and Pianos.
Friday January 21, 2011
Googie's Lounge (Above The Living Room)
154 Ludlow Street
9:30PM / 21+
with Christopher Paul Stelling (check out his recent Daytrotter Session)
Saturday January 22, 2011
158 Ludlow at Stanton
$10 / 21+ / 7PM
with Christopher Paul Stelling, Anni Rossi and Mercury Landing
J. Irvin Dally