OCOTE SOUL SOUNDS, DJ SANTO, CHAUNCEY CANFIELD
TENNIS, MINIATURE TIGERS,
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Devon Williams' "Revelations" might be one of the best pop songs to jangle itself loose from the Slumberland canon in some time. The Los Angeles musician has always had the songwriting chops, but in recent years he's learned that layers and grandiosity aren't necessarily bad things. For the full experience, try his Euphoria record on for size. This kid likes his Wall of Sound and Paisley Underground, and knows the fine art of luring you in with a sweet hook while whispering you tales of loneliness and despair. ML Also see My, What a Busy Week!.
SISSY SPACEK, TOOTH ACHE, SKLLSCRPR, REDNECK
(Tube, 18 NW 3rd) Everybody knows LA musician John Wiese for his piercing, exploratory compositions, his obsession with panning sounds, his collabs with Merzbow, Smegma, and Sunn O))). Dude is loud. And his band, Sissy Spacek, is even louder. Sometimes sounding like grindcore, sometimes ground finely minced, Sissy Spacek delivers sounds ranging from evil basement computer to basement at the end of the world. Releasing four albums this year and touring up the West Coast with the ethereal Vermont synther Tooth Ache, Sissy Spacek takes their style from reclusive to prolific. SUZETTE SMITH