Mark Kozelek has consistently delivered deeply moving, intricately textured songs throughout his distinguished career, whether he's performing under his own name, as Sun Kil Moon, or part of the renowned Red House Painters. Kozelek's elegiac vocals whisper forlorn tales of loss, self-examination, and yearning over delicate, haunting guitar work which only adds to the poignancy and atmosphere of his songs. But he's far from thinking his work is too precious to not have fun, frequently reimagining songs by artists as diverse as AC/DC, Modest Mouse, and John Denver while turning them into something entirely his own in the process. In the live setting, he often displays a biting, caustic sense of humor that offsets the stark vulnerability of his tender, stirring numbers, all part of what promises to be a truly riveting performance that surely shouldn't be missed.
Mon., March 14, 7 p.m., 2011