Shakey Graves Residency Continues Tonight at the Hole In the Wall
If memory serves me well, the first time I saw Shakey Graves was back in October. I had heard of him before. The man behind the moniker, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, announces his shows without much use of pretense or fanfare. I came upon this show quite by accident one evening at the Hole In the Wall.
My feathers were ruffled and I was not in the best of moods that night, but I was struck by the fact that the room was full. Then, Shakey Graves emerged onto the stage and worked his magic. In a matter of moments, the conversation volume in the room went down. Heads turned. The atmosphere had changed. The storytelling had begun.
Garcia is a one-man band with a presence much greater than that. Amidst a lone guitar or banjo, and a makeshift kick drum, you’ll undoubtedly experience something quite dramatic in his vocals and his graceful, haunted melodies. I’ve said before that I can think of no other word but stunning. This is something that must be experienced live.
Shakey Graves continues his residency tonight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. The special guest on this evening’s bill is the phenomenal indie folk pop outfit Wild Child. It’s a double treat. Get there by 9 p.m. Highly recommended.