The Jinxes, Dubb Nubb, Patrick Smallwood at East Village Coffee Lounge
- When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8 p.m.
- Where: East Village Coffee Lounge, Monterey
- Cost: $5
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Acoustic, Bluegrass, Singer/songwriter
The title of the Jinxes' "If You Want (the buh bah song)" might lead one to think of it as a kid's song or an ironic take on the traditional pop scat, but in actuality it's an earnest and oh-so-pretty love song sung in sparse two-part harmony between partners Deanna and Kevin Smith (who is also the Weekly's Director of New Media), accompanied by tender guitar and plaintive cello. This is their official debut before they go into the studio to record a 4-song EP they successfully raised money on Kickstarter for. Can't hardly wait. The sisters of St. Louis' Dubb Nubb turn sibling rivalry into a sweet union of mountain-roots voices that recalls Megan and Tegan, with guitar, ukelele, drums and strings underscoring poetic verses about meteor showers, back roads, towns and cities. Singer/songwriter Patrick Smallwood, of Portland, Oregon, sounds like a more subdued James Taylor on songs that are lovely and forlorn, especially the break-up song "Well, It's Ain't Like I've Been Missing You." These three performers will whisk you away and bring you back a little changed. [WR]
7pm. East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington Ave., Monterey. $5. 373-5601, www.eastvillagecoffeelounge.com.