See AA Bondy Tomorrow Night

December 8th, 2009

Scott Bondy was a member of the early-’90s Birmingham, Ala., band Verbena. When they broke up several years ago, Bondy emerged through Verbena’s distorted-guitar, Southern-grunge sound with a new first name—AA—and a different musical focus—blues, folk and country but with his same smooth voice. He cut his first solo album, American Hearts, in home studios in Mississippi and upstate New York, and it was eventually released on Fat Possum Records. Pleased with the results, Bondy recorded another album of taut storytelling, When the Devil’s Loose, which came out in September. He’s been touring in support of the album ever since. And that tour closes tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom. Check out AA Bondy, above, playing “I Can See the Pines Are Coming” for the Trip Wire and then do yourself a favor and go see him play live.