David Bazan has one of the most distinct songwriting voices in the Northwest, one that’s remained strong and unwavering in its ability to convey emotion even as the man himself suffered through personal and spiritual crises. Perhaps best known for his decade of leading Pedro the Lion, Bazan ditched that name along with a drinking problem years ago, releasing subsequent new music in his own name and under the Headphones moniker. His latest album teams Bazan with the classical experimentalists Passenger String Quartet, inspired by a one-night live collaboration a couple of years back. Duly impressed with the results, they hit the studio and recorded a set of songs spanning Bazan’s career, creating a perfect melding of old and new.
Wed, Nov. 19, at 8 pm • $15 • All-ages • The Bartlett • 228 W. Sprague • thebartlettspokane.com • 747-2174
— Dan Nailen