Saturday, October 20, 2007
Jesse Sykes at Larimer Lounge
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter are just so good going down, like single-malt scotch on a fall afternoon. She stretches every syllable for maximum impact, and her band sounds like the best of Allman Brothers and Crazy Horse and Built to Spill rolled into one. An odd thing about Jesse's voice -- when she talks she has perfect diction, but when she sings it's a strange husky chant where her 's's almost sound slurred. But the effect works well on her best songs, like "Cold Raindrops Fall" and "Thin Air." Great fun.