Dawes Play Wednesday Night at La Zona Rosa
Los Angeles-based quartet Dawes released a full-length album earlier this summer called Nothing Is Wrong, more of a rock-pop effort compared to their 2009 debut North Hills. But it’s such a natural evolution. And it still doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s incredibly good.
Vocalist and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith paints some romantic images throughout, from different perspectives – that of a beautiful girl who’s on his mind, or the displacement one feels while being out on the road, touring for long stretches of time. Some music reviewers are reminded of old Jackson Browne – many have even thrown around references to the ‘70s Laurel Canyon songwriters’ music scene. Whether any of this resonates with you or not, the fact is that Dawes keeps getting better – beautiful folk-rock and inspired multiple harmonies with all due respect to vintage rock and Americana.
You’ll have a chance to see Dawes play at 5 p.m. Wednesday at their instore gig at Waterloo Records, 600-A N. Lamar, but do not forget the big show Wednesday night at La Zona Rosa, 612 W. 4th St. Doors open at 7 p.m., and phenom Houston-based songwriter Robert Ellis opens the show. My recommendation is you get there early to catch the entire thing. Recommended.