Richard Buckner broils. Since recording gorgeously sparse and lyrically wrenching 1994 debut Bloomed in Lubbock with Lloyd Maines, the Bay Area troubadour has ranged musically and geographically. Constant through impressionistic distortion and evocative, acoustic songwriting is his somber, aching voice lowly intoning plaintive truths. Although 2013’s Surrounded marked his last studio output, Merge continues to reissue his stunning catalog.
Thu., May 31, 8pm