Today Reverb Recommends Hitting the Comet to See Mr. Kimya Dawson, Angelo Spencer

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If you haven't yet heard of the French-born, now Olympia-residing musician Angelo Spencer, you've surely heard of his wife, 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.

You can listen to "L'Argent" and other songs from Spencer's releases on his MySpace page. Tonight he plays the Comet with Les Hauts Sommets, his band, plus Kinski, Lonesome Shack, and Sugar Sugar Sugar. The show starts around 9 p.m. and tickets are $7.

 
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