David Bazan performs tonight at the Bottleneck with Seattle’s Passenger String Quartet
As if the chance to see David Bazan perform wasn’t enough to lure us out, the singer-songwriter — formerly of Pedro the Lion and Headphones — is appearing Friday in Lawrence with fellow Seattle act Passenger String Quartet. In September, Bazan released a collaboration album with the quartet (David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet: Volume 1) featuring reimagined versions of Pedro the Lion tunes and some of Bazan’s solo work.
Bazan’s records have never lacked power, but the addition of cello, violins and viola in these fresh arrangements makes for an exquisite experience. The Bottleneck seems an odd venue for this concert. It’s really the kind of show for which you want a cushy chair and a box of tissues, but don’t let that keep you at home.