Four Week Residency Series with David Karsten Daniels
Nectar, free, 8 p.m.
After Chop Suey’s month long residency with Throw Me the Statue, Nectar seems to have picked up where they left off—and this month they kick it off with four shows headlined by the folkish David Karsten Daniels. Where Band of Horses packed up and headed down to Carolina (albeit South) and stayed, Daniels came to Seattle by way of North Cackalack, and in his knapsack brought along his brand of charming minimalist tunes. His first record, Sharp Teeth, was recorded while still in the deep South. It’s cast with bible belt shadows and political musings dappled with the human condition, beautifully arranged melodic song structures with twangy Oldham-style vocals taking center stage. Though the drizzly Northwest is his home base now, it certainly hasn’t put a damper on his skills as a songwriter. If the single “Martha Ann”—a flaky layered, addictive folk rock jammer that’s got everything from dirty guitar solos to stair-stepping harmonies—from his to be released Fear of Flying (April 29 on Fat Cat) is any indication, then Seattle will likely be falling all over itself to sink it’s claws in to claim this new resident.
-- AJA PECKNOLD