San Diego Symphony's second night of the Masterworks season showcased the power of place and personality
Garrett Harris noon, Oct. 13
RIYL: Roy Harper, Ibi Ego, Syd Barrett, Shantelle, Gong, Marc Almond, Dream Academy, the Church
Influences: Syd Barrett, Nick Drake, Roky Erikson, Mark Kozelek, Elliot Smith, Roy Harper, Steve Hillage, the Church, Tears for Fears, Robbie Robertson
Based in Tijuana but seen frequently around San Diego, Late Nite Howl is the project of minimal folk (or freak folk, or new weird America, or anti-folk) musician Pablo Dodero, previously known for playing frantic screamo with Mae Machino and hardcore punk-and-roll with Teenage Kicks.
Dodero says of the band's 2012 self-titled EP, “I think it truly reflects a shift in me, from being an ‘angry young man,’ bummed most of the time, to a more accepting and active person.” The video for EP track “Days Have Gone” is a nostalgic collection of vintage Super 8 footage from a family picnic which director Jesus Vasquez found in a rummage pile outside of a photography store.