Devendra Banhart

The Village Voice | by Christian Hoard

Friday at 9, Pete’s Candy Store

Imagine Conor Oberst without the world-beating depth of feeling and the cadre of friends backing him and you’ve got someone like Devendra Banhart, a 21-year old San Fran Art Institute grad whose folk-troubadour tone poems bubble under with almost as much melody as lo-fi BS. Surrealistic, underdeveloped, and occasionally brilliant, his debut never would have seen the light of day had not ex-Swan Michael Gira stumbled upon it. Which doesn’t mean there isn’t an audience of bedroom poets out there waiting for him. With Entrance and Chris Teret & Stephanie Rabing.