Now that entering the publics consciousness through commercial avenues is more acceptable, its nice to see richly deserving artists receive attention they might not have otherwise. Case in point: Swedish/Argentinian artist José González, whose cover of the Knifes Heartbeats was featured in a Sony ad along with a cascade of multi-hued rubber balls traveling down an urban hillside. The visual married with the audio perfectly, and Gonzalez recruited thousands of new fans. With an almost disturbingly intimate candor and an astonishing degree of technical skill, Gonzalez is a first-class guitarist with a voice so melodious itll make your eyes water. The quirky cover in his arsenal this time out is Massive Attacks Teardrop, a centerpiece track from In Our Nature, his debut release for Mute Records.
Sun., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., 2007