16 March 2009

Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele

Dent May opened up for A.C. Newman this evening at the Bowery Ballroom.

I heard hints of Stephin Merritt. My buddy Dave heard some Morrissey. I hadn't heard the ukulele used in such a pop way since my last trip to Hawaii, where Iz Kamakawiwoʻole is still played everywhere, a dozen years after his death.

I'll also credit Carl Newman for touring with such a credible and entertaining opening act.

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