GALLERY: Cass McCombs

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Cass McCombs took the Casbah to indie-folk/rock/psych school on Friday, Sept. 16.

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Cass McCombs dazzled an eager crowd at the Casbah on Friday, Sept. 16.
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McCombs plays a unique brand of music that ranges from folk to country to rock to psychedelia.
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He got his start in the ‘90s, often performing in DIY space in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest.
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McCombs released his debut EP, “Not the Way,” in 2001, followed by a “Peel Session” for legendary UK DJ John Peel in 2003.
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After touring with Modest Mouse in 2005, he moved to SoCal and eventually released his third studio album “Dropping the Writ” in 2007.
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Amazon.com named the album one of its Best Albums of 2007.
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His 2009 album, “Catacombs,” was released in 2009 and was voted one of the Top 50 Albums of the Year on Pitchfork.
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McCombs is one of music’s great chameleons, often blending several genres throughout his records. His ability to play nearly everything has led to tours with a who’s who of bands/artists.
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He’s performed on or supported tours with Ariel Pink, Cat Power, Band of Horses, Andrew Bird, the Decembrists, Arcade Fire, Peter Bjorn and John, the Shins, Iron and Wine, Deerhoof, the Walkmen, Thurston Moore and the War on Drugs.
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His song, “Bobby, King of Boys Town,” was used in season two of the HBO series “Girls.”
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McCombs’ latest album, “Mangy Love,” was released on Aug. 26, 2016 on a new label (for him), ANTI- Records.
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