I Was The Scarecrow, the musical mask of singer/songwriter (and Artvoice intern) Peter Vullo, mixes the eloquent with the ugly, pretty girls and hard drugs, death, dogs and rag dolls. Each song is filled with intimate flashes of memory, like scenes from the cutting room floor of an old love story, some beautiful, some harsh, but always handled with honesty. The sound recalls the starkness of a Buffalo side street at night, the haunted dust of Nebraska-era Springsteen, the dark poetic lullabies of Leonard Cohen, and the sleazy swagger of Lou Reed. The project began in 2007 as a bedroom experiment that resulted in countless home recordings, many live performances, and eventually led to analog recordings at a legitimate recording studio. I Was the Scarecrow will appear in a local showcase of sorts at Nobody’s Art Center on Saturday (April 10), joined by Glass Hero, the Bloodthirsty Vegans, and the Royal We.
9pm. Nobody’s Art Center (corner of Elmwood & Forest).