Monday, August 07, 2006

Anna Nalick at the Grove in Hollywood, Wednesday 8/9, 7 pm

Free, $2 parking. LINK

Recently, Nalick has opened for Chris Isaak and the Dixie Chicks. It's a store appearance, so it may be a short set.

Rolling Stone's review of Wreck of the Day:

Twenty-year-old Cali cutie Anna Nalick has a strong voice that summons comparisons to Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissette, and her songwriting has enough depth to be taken seriously but is light enough to make it on the radio. Wreck of the Day, her eleven-song debut, never quite leaves the coffee shop, stylistically -- guitars are strummed, not crunched; drums are brushed, never pounded. "Breathe (2 am)" is the obvious hit here, keyboards ebbing and flowing, creating a beautiful melancholy as Nalick shows off her smoke-tinged voice and precocious lyrics. "You can tell he's been down for a while/But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles," she sings as strings swell. "Want to hold him/Maybe I'll just sing about it." She should certainly keep doing the latter.

Breathe (2AM):