The Village Voice | by Christian Hoard
Friday at 9, Peteâ€™s Candy StoreImagine Conor Oberst without the world-beating depth of feeling and the cadre of friends backing him and youâ€™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 doesnâ€™t mean there isnâ€™t an audience of bedroom poets out there waiting for him. With Entrance and Chris Teret & Stephanie Rabing.