Tonight: Rocky Votolato at the hi-dive
Singer-songwriters are a dime a dozen these days. It's like they're being churned out on a never-ending assembly line, manufactured with the same blueprint: rough-hewn voice, tattered button-up shirt, handsome face, guitar. Rocky Votolato is like the original of those copies of copies, and he has the lyrical integrity and experience to back up such claims.
From his work in the late '90s with his band Waxwing to his continuing decade-plus long career as a solo artist, the Pacific Northwesterner (by way of Texas) has been enchanting both sexes with honest songs of love and heartache, his scratchy voice and down-to-earth stage presence. This show is sixteen-and-up, and tickets are $15. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 8. Also on tonight's bill: Dan Craig and our own