Fans of neo-folkies like Ryan Adams or Mason Jennings should check out A.A. Bondy at Iota on Thursday evening at 9 p.m. Formerly the frontman of Alabama blues-grunge band Verbena, Auguste Arthur Bondy (aka Scott) is touring in advance of When the Devil's Loose, which is forthcoming from Fat Possum Records on September 1. Bondy will also be playing selections from his excellent 2007 solo debut, American Hearts. His understated delivery provides the perfect counterpoint to the powerful religious imagery and metaphysical musings of songs like How Will You Meet Your End? and Rapture (Sweet Rapture).
Photo courtesy of Clare Felice (yes, sister of the Felice Brothers)