The Graze

If you're not familiar with the Graze, it's likely because the man behind the Graze, Louis O'Callaghan, took five and a half years to release his second full-length album, Give/Sell. You can download it free if you sign up for the band mailing list on the Graze's website. And you'll want to, because Give/Sell is an instantly-likeable collection of lo-fi folk songs – a quality that's furthered by O'Callaghan's vocal kinship with the likes of Jeff Mangum and John Vanderslice. O'Callaghan's guitar work is distinctive, too. Had someone played it for me blind and said it was an early Elephant Six demo, I would've believed it. Give/Sell is so rife with potential, in fact, that it makes you wonder what O'Callaghan could accomplish if he devoted a little more time to his solo work and a little less to the other three bands he's in (one of which, Mississippi Painful, also performs tonight.) SARA BRICKNER

Fri., March 5, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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