Eight Gigs: Waterstrider
Tue., Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $14
Bay Area electro-indie musician Waterstrider cites “an embrace of androgyny” as one of his chief influences, attributing his desire to emulate the vocal stylings of Jeff Buckley, Nina Simone and Jonsi as significant factors. That seems like an apt descriptor, and comparisons to Local Natives and perhaps a sweetened-up Radiohead are also fitting in terms of the music itself. Waterstrider, a.k.a. Nate Salman, released his second effort, Nowhere Now, in August on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, and those looking for something danceable with a dash of austerity will find much to enjoy. 2708 J Street, www.facebook.com/waterstridermusic.