Cass McCombs

Always be wary of those who throw around Hemingway and Raymond Carver in their bios, but McCombs' dreamy and incisive pop nearly backs up his bravado. Sporting as large an ego and sense of melancholy as classic mopers Ian McCulloch and Morrissey, McCombs' latest, PREfection, is overloaded with woe. Songs like "She's Still Suffering" and "Equinox" are grandiose and downright lovely--modern pop for the genuinely disaffected. Live, he and his unassuming band are sure to stir up all those feelings you just thought you had forgotten. Cass McCombs opens for Modest Mouse.
KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Darryl Smyers
Contact: Darryl Smyers