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SF Show of the Week // GO4FREE to Courtney Barnett & San Fermin at Slim’s 11/3 (MON)

courtney-barnett_postPhoto by Pedro Paredes // Written by Mike Frash //

Courtney Barnett & San Fermin with Mikhael Paskalev //
Slim’s — San Francisco
November 3rd, 2014 //

We’ve got a tasty co-headlining show for you this Monday in SF at Slim’s. Enter your name below to win a free pair of tickets to this show.

Courtney Barnett has a pretty unique angle on the whole singer/songwriter concept. Deadpan lyrical delivery and post-grunge elements over surf rock sounds smack you on the surface, but it’s the stream-of-conscious-inspired songwriting that bounces around in your brain long after listening.

Take for example “Avant Gardner”, one of the best songs of 2014. Like the exposition of a David Lynch film, everything seems happy and normal, until you strip below the surface.

Barnett reveals her inner monologue with a mix of daily details and deeper thoughts, explicitly copping to feelings of anxiety and maybe even a bit of an existential crisis.

One of my favorite lines of the year will likely be, “The paramedic thinks I’m clever cause I play guitar, I think she’s clever cause she stops people from dying.”

The Australian native has relentlessly toured all over the world this year in support of her breakthrough album The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas, including at Outside Lands’ 2014 edition (read our festival review here), making waves wherever she goes.

Sharing the bill with Barnett is San Fermin, Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s emotionally resonant and theatrical project. Their show earlier this year at The Chapel was a wondrous experience, as word of mouth has definitely gotten out on San Fermin. See these guys and gals before they move on to bigger venues.

It may be on a Monday, but this double-banger is our prescribed “Show of the Week.”

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