by Leah Sottile
Each day this week, we’ve previewed bands playing at this weekend’s inaugural Birds on a Wire festival in Pullman. You can also check out our full story — featuring Rocky Votolato, Justin Townes Earle and Joe Pug — which came out in today's paper.
Click here to read a story we wrote in November about Horse Feathers, who are also playing at Birds on a Wire.
You can tell that Garred is in tune with the human brain, composing songs rife with emotion and meltdown. Sometimes he speaks in evil thoughts — whether they're his or those of his patients, we don't know. But he's stone-faced as he confesses them. On "Psychotic Breakdown," he's frank: "I started hearing voices / told me things like burn your house down / so I did. I burned my house down." Thank god for mental illness.
Super XX Man plays the Belltower on Saturday, March 27 from 4-5 pm. Birds on a Wire runs Friday evening and all day Saturday. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 day-of. For more info go here.