Music Top 5: December 2023

While holiday concerts abound, quite a few are far less conventional than you might expect.

Whisperin’ for Some Reason: A Preview of Ian Sweet at Empty Bottle

Angeleno Jilian Medford produces a lo-fi indie-rock sound that could acutely score a mid-2000s Michael Cera film but still feels postmodern. Melancholic but defiant, her lyricism coupled with simple and elegant guitar progressions provides for the addicting kind of pop to sway awkwardly to.

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