Leche Malo and Son of the Velvet Rat at East Village Coffee Lounge
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East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present Leche Malo, 5:30pm-6pm, and Son of the Velvet Rat, 6pm-7pm, on Thursday, October 17 in the front room.
Monterey County Weekly writes of Leche Malo: "Think Annie Clark when she transforms into chamber rocker diva St. Vincent or when Joshua Tillman picks up a guitar, gets weird and becomes Father John Misty. So it goes for Vincent Randazzo… in his new solo project he embodies the persona of the bear-all wanderer Leche Malo… with raspier and grittier vocals, honest and almost painfully relatable lyrics, plus a pop-sensical execution.”
Son of the Velvet Rat is the solo endeavor of Georg Altziebler - at times shared with his wife Heike Binder - who, together, left their home town of Graz, Austria and the cloistered safety of the Continent for the endless highway of America, finally settling along the edge of California's Mojave Desert in Joshua Tree in 2013. Situated at the vanguard of Euro-Folk Noir, their songs build on the cabaret traditions of Old World masters like Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel and Fabrizio De Andre, now fused with the dark Old Testament prophecy and Kabbalistic visions conjured by Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan.