skylar gudasz & the ugly girls @ local 506

skylar gudasz & the ugly girls @ local 506

I am holding good to my goal to see more new-to-me local bands this year, and I love it when I can do that in my own backyard; Skylar Gydasz and the Ugly Girls (who are all, in fact, adorable dudes) threw a kickass CD release party at the 506 last Friday, and I hung and took photos and was amazed by her voice and her harmonizing with William Taylor, and I drank a few beers, and I watched part of the Mavs/Lakers game with Alex Wilkins and a nice Mavs fan named Levi, and then Skylar covered Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” in her startling bird-flight voice for the encore and I cried, because apparently what I’m doing lately is crying when locals cover Leonard Cohen.

It was, again, one of those warm, lovely evenings where I knew half the people in the 506, and I felt at home and delighted with the magical things this town keeps giving me. And? Skylar’s album, Two-Headed Monster, is really fucking kickass. Look for a review next week.

Full photo set is here.

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