LOBF Day Three - Christian Lee Hutson, The Golden Dregs, A.O. Gerber
Wednesday, January 19, 19:00
CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON
Los Angeles-born artist Christian Lee Hutson is an impossibly powerful songwriter recalling the raw power of ‘60s troubadours and legendary lyricists of decades past. “Strawberry Lemonade” is a raw, intoxicating offering produced by fellow Better Oblivion Community Center members Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst which takes down cynical resurrections of nostalgia with a glint of mayhem in the climactic finish. Each move Hutson makes is more mesmerising than the last; don’t take your eyes off him.
THE GOLDEN DREGS
Bandleader Benjamin Woods runs a beguiling ship which has careened through disparate waters - but now, as Loud & Quiet put it, he’s captain of an “all-singing, all-dancing seven piece” signed to End Of The Road Festival’s own record label. The Golden Dregs is a project with tendrils stretching into every direction, and the results are spellbinding - try the superb “Ultimate Fighting Champion” on for size and you’ll see what we mean.
Another Place To Need, A.O. Gerber’s LP from 2020, stood out in a tumultuous year and remains a firm favourite thanks to a widescreen concoction of Angel Olsen-y prose, classic jazz, and sprawling rock soundscapes. “Old Blue” is an especially bold album opener that ticks every box, channelling Gerber’s candour into a gripping masterpiece.
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!