Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Gillian Welch New Album Holy Shit 

Wednesday, Jul 6 2011
You've waited your eight years, child. You've been good. And now you are rewarded. Gillian Welch, who really should be known as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, made you a present for the ages. It's called The Harrow and the Harvest, and we've heard it, and it's exactly what you wanted. It has turned Colin Meloy into its publicist, and maybe that isn't what you wanted, but some things are so important they just turn people into fucking publicists. Anyway the songs are mean and pretty and soft and slyly dirty, but you already knew that. What you don't know is that the playing, the writing, and the no-overdub, few-takes performance is the kind of spiritual experience that comes from players who, for their whole lives having considered themselves paying homage to a tradition, have now accepted that they are creating in that tradition.
Thu., July 7, 8 p.m., 2011

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"