With songs crafted in his Cleveland bedroom, 18-year-old Dylan Baldi collaborated with producer Steve Albini on his record Attack On Memory and swiftly became one of the most hotly-tipped acts of SXSW. Recorded with a thick cloud of depression, Baldi engages in poppy futility rock, making memorable riffs out of tracks titled “Cut You” and “Stay Useless.” The incisive sense of desperation behind his songwriting has gained him comparisons to Sunny Day Real Estate, but behind his melancholy bedroom recordings is the wish fulfillment of every teenage boy with a Nirvana poster.
Tue., March 27, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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