Saturday, February 16, 2008

what's in a name?

at 1:30 am on tuesday morning, i left chico, ca and began the 10-hour drive home to salt lake because i had to work the cafe for the weatherbox/jet lag gemini show. they brought along a songwriter that travels by the name of snuffaluffagus. stop: we agree, a suspect name, but portland-based songwriter chris braciszewski makes up for it as soon as he begins singing. it's one of those deals where the music is so good it doesn't matter what you call it.

snuffiq is in the vein of beirut, devendra banhart or castanets: soulful lyrics sung with original style. some of you may be deterred by those comparisons, but snuffiq's delivery is on pitch without compromising on the creativity.

unfortunately, the blizzard of wednesday night destroyed the show. all the bands were good sports to still play the the meager crowd (and cheers to the crowd that still came out and lent support).

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