Those Slopers who didn't have to hightail it to Grandma's yesterday were treated to what amounted to a home show at Barbes by Becca Stevens, who sang with both bands on the bill: Alex Hills' Buy My Book and her own Becca Stevens Band. In case things weren't cozy enough in the back room, before passing the bucket Bethany called out all her friends in the room by name (myself included). I thought I'd stumbled into a Frank Capra film.
Becca - who I regrettably haven't seen for almost a year - sounds more and more to me like a young Joni Mitchell, which only leaves me eager to hear what she'll sound like 10, 20, 30 years from now. Whether or not she'll still be performing her irresistable cover of Animal Collective's "My Girls" then is anyone's guess. (More pics below.)