In today’s adventures in music-listening, your Austin Music Minute humbly presents exhibit A: Sidney Gish‘s deviously delightful No Dogs Allowed (2017), her second independently-released full-length LP.
Why “devious,” you ask? It’s a compliment. In addition to Gish’s superb musicianship, with her mastery of infectious hooks and bubbly melodies throughout, there’s a marvelous self-deprecating humor illuminating the experiences and challenges of a 20-something mind. It’s the lyrics sung in a seemingly plaintive tone – but not quite plaintive…maybe varying degrees of insecurity? – that makes it laugh-out-loud funny at times, and it’s fantastic.
-Photography by Hester Konrad.