Aaron Lee Tasjan
If you showed up to see Aaron Lee Tasjan at Yeti on Friday afternoon – one of two New West showcases he played that day – expecting something predictable, you might've left confused. The Nashville ace, prone to pop up with any number of his friends' bands, revels in an element of surprise. On this occasion, that meant deadpan humor and a scorching guitar solo that saw him wander through the audience while maintaining awkwardly extended eye contact. Trading licks with Brian Wright, Tasjan's set – scuzzy, droning, and sometimes ominous – rumbled through unflinching commentary on a number of songs due to be released later this year. J.G.