In the sea of music that inundates the city, sometimes it’s hard to look past big touring band and find the little gems that’ve been here all along. As a solo artist, Charlie Wadhams plays music that is a bit more stripped down than his band, Rex Aquarium’s, straight-on pop rock. It’s much more subdued and brings comparisons to artists like Nick Drake or the like. In fact, listening to “Free Up” at his myspace page brings a serious 60’s singer songwriter vibe (something I say in the best possible way. I seriously just listened to it like 10 times as I wrote this.) He’ll be playing tomorrow at Tangier with a Gus Seyffert on stand-up bass and Mike Green on drums. You can wander in, grab a bite to eat and listen to one of LA’s more noteworthy of homegrown singer-songwriter types. I also hear that Tangier has a killer happy hour but haven’t been over to check it out. Anyone?
(image yanked from his myspace page by Alex Prager)