Review: Jake McKelvie at Parkside Lounge, Lower East Side

Sound: Witty, stream of consciousness, nonsensical lyrics paired with influences of punk, folk, and Americana

For Fans Of: Bright Eyes, Neutral Milk Hotel

Stage Presence: McKelvie contextualized songs with anecdotes as nonsensical as his song lyrics; a story of honorable mention included McKelvie’s philosophical musings about doughnut holes and Boston Cremes.

Show Highlight: At the beginning of his set, McKelvie sarcastically joked, "that's how I sound, get used to it." The audience was immediately charmed by his dry humor and primed to appreciate the clever intricacies of his lyrics.