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Monday, December 1, 2014

Cass McCombs Is Coming Home, Whatever Home Means, and You Should Probably Go See Him

Posted By on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge Cass McCombs brings his rustic inscrutability The Independent this Wednesday, Dec. 3. - RACHAEL PONY CASSELLS
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  • Cass McCombs brings his rustic inscrutability The Independent this Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Cass McCombs is many things — a semi-famous musician who semi-famously hates interviews, a nomad who keeps circling back to the Bay Area, an entertaining and enigmatic-to-the-point-of-it-seeming-like-a-put-on folk-rock persona.

But most importantly, he's an incredibly talented songwriter, one around whom melodies materialize with seemingly very little effort; last year's sprawling, ambitious Big Wheel and Others topped many a critic's best-of list, including ours. He's also something to behold live

All of which is why, even though he's known for perpetual zig-zagging across the country, we're not going to stop claiming the Concord native as a Bay Area son anytime soon. Hence referring to his show at The Independent this Wednesday, Dec. 3 — part of a co-headlining tour with perpetually undervalued '90s proto-grunge rockers the Meat Puppets — as a homecoming. Below, check out the split 7-inch the band and McCombs recently released on Domino.
And here's the delightfully strange new video for McCombs' "Angel Blood," off Big Wheel. As with many things McCombs-related: Can't explain it; definitely like it. Looking forward to more of that at the show. 

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