City Paper is not for tourists
With his pretty-boy amalgamation of cheekbones, floppy red hair, and delicate limbs, London export Patrick Wolf looks more suited to walk runways than engage in his rousing and flailing performances. But, when he’s not being a touch bratty or bemoaning other artists for being uninspired and manufactured, Wolf is one of the more complex and dynamic singer-songwriters in chamber pop—not to mention that his music is mature beyond his years. Equal parts Burberry-adorned fashion plate and Dickens-era fashion tragedy, the ambisexual Wolf easily seduces listeners of all orientations by putting the nongender specific “you” into the “magic position.” Given the fact that, at the tender age of 24, he’s already released three albums and artfully mastered the violin, piano, harpsichord, and pretty much any other string instrument, we’re quick to forgive his proclivities toward lederhosen-chic shorts and suspenders. Wolf performs with Bishi at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-7960.