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Live Photos and Video: Normandie Wilson at Eleven, August 18, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Stream: Normandie Wilson – “Just a Little Time”

Despite having just flown in from New York, Normandie Wilson powered through an intimate set at Eleven on Thursday. The show was in celebration of her new EP, Summers Are For Lovers, but she culled songs from all corners of her discography.

The jet-lagged Wilson performed the majority of the set solo, giving her lounge-pop keys and expressive vocals plenty of room to breathe. She did recruit a few friends to lend her some percussive assistance at the end, though, including Sofa City Sweetheart mastermind J. Lopez, who provided some improvised tambourine.

You can check out photos of the show below, along with a video of Wilson and Lopez performing the binding ballad “Contract Between Us.” Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Fatigo (List)

Pretty much nothing good ever comes out of Arizona, but Fatigo are the exception to that rule. The Phoenix band boasts as many as a dozen members, all coming together to craft a bizarre brand of Latin-inspired rock. You can get a sampling of their lighthearted stylings on their Myspace page.

If you like what you hear, go see Fatigo at Soda Bar on January 29, where they’ll be playing alongside two local acts — the similarly extraño Red Pony Clock and the power-popping Grand Tarantula.

In anticipation of the show, Fatigo singer/guitarist shared his Poetic Memory with us. Check it out below. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Normandie Wilson (List)

Photo credit: MySpace

Fans of San Diego’s eccentric mariachi rockers Red Pony Clock have no doubt noticed Normandie Wilson, their fetching marimba player. The self-described “DIY Burt Bacharach-influenced pop” songstress is preparing her fourth solo album, The Flower Box, for release on July 1st. You can hear the first single, “Elevator,” on her MySpace page, or you can download the lovely “Goodbye” here (MP3).

It’s fitting that Wilson’s vocals soar like a bird over her swanky pop arrangements — she’s a member of the San Diego Audubon Society, and has dedicated herself to painting every single species of bird before she dies. We’re guessing that she also approves of (at least the first half of) our website’s name.

Wilson will be tearing herself away from the mixing board on June 23rd for a rare performance at the E Street Cafe in Encinitas, so be sure to catch her. In the meantime, be sure to check out her Poetic Memory below, in which she lists the albums and artists that ignited her love for music. Continue reading…