Angelo Spencer et Les Hauts Sommets

If you haven’t yet heard of the French-born, now Olympia residing musician Angelo Spencer, you’ve surely heard of his wife, the wacky songstress Kimya Dawson. The couple shares a record label – K – and a 4-year-old daughter named Panda, but Spencer does his own thing too. In early 2010, K released his Karl Blau-engineered Angelo Spencer et Les Hauts Sommets, a crackling, rollicking instrumental LP spotlighting Spencer’s deft, lively guitar licks – the man is clearly a master at the instrument. That album was quickly followed by a Calvin Johnson-produced collaboration with the French gypsy folk outfit L’Orchidee D’Hawai, a quirky, easygoing 7” single called “L’Argent” that proves Spencer can sing as well as play guitar, write endearing music, be a father and husband, seemingly do it all. With Lonesome Shack, Kinski, Sugar Sugar Sugar. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Fri., Jan. 7, 9 p.m., 2011

 
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