COURTNEY BARNETT + JAY SOM @ THE PICO UNION PROJECT
Photos by Maximilian Ho
Award winning Aussie singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett played a captivating set at The Pico Union Project in DTLA. With the pews moved to the sides of the room, we crammed inside the house of worship and endured the heat to hear Barnett sing poetic her lyrics and rip on guitar. Barnett and her band performed all the songs off her yet-to-be released sophomore album Tell Me How You Really Feel, along with already released singles like the lush and dreamy “City Looks Pretty,” and the melancholic “Need A Little Time.” After running through the new songs, she performed plenty of her previous material including favorites like the witty “Avant Gardener,” and closed out the show with the hard hitting “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party.”
Singer/songwriter Jay Som warmed up the early crowd.