The Hush Sound, the Last Royals, Sydney Wayser
1507 SE 39th Ave.
[DREAMY FOLK ROCK] Listening to Sydney Wayser’s easygoing brand of folk rock cannot help but transport you back to a time when folk music felt more genuine than it sometimes feels now. More John Lennon than John Mayer, Wayser is not just a coffee shop-loving singer-songwriter with a guitar, a song in her heart and dreams of making it big. Her thick, rich vocals are confident but subtle, and her introspective lyrics are thought-provoking without being so morose they make you want to kill yourself. Her recordings have a slightly dirty quality to them, which augments the feeling of being transported back to the time of records and eight-tracks, and that’s not a bad thing.
Where: Hawthorne Theatre
Address: 1507 SE 39th Ave.