Cass McCombs Plays The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow Night

January 24th, 2012

Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs’ calling card is his distinctive voice, both lyrically and aurally. Prior to actually releasing any music, his dark, funny stories earned him a slot touring with Palace (a Will Oldham—of Bonnie “Prince” Billy fame—band) and the Oxes, which eventually led to McCombs putting out his debut EP, Not the Way, in 2002. Two LPs, and stints in the Pacific Northwest, England and Baltimore, followed before he found himself on the road with Modest Mouse. Not one to rest on his laurels, McCombs (above, doing “Prima Donna” at last year’s SXSW) released not one but two well-received albums last year, Wits End and Humor Risk. And with a pair of new discs to promote, he plays The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.