The Next Big Thing comment thread

</div class=img_thumbleft>This week's cover story, The Next Big Thing by Peter S. Scholtes, is a profile of the diminutive lead singer for Little Man, Chris Perricelli. An excerpt: "Perricelli's singing is the most compelling local Bowie impression since Venus's (of All the Pretty Horses), though he claims to have arrived at his style before people told him he sounded like either Bowie or T. Rex's Mark Bolan... Unlike Bright Eyes', the frontman's quaver doesn't come off like an affectation. And like Jack White, whom he admires, he's so versed in so-called classic rock that he seems to be changing the rules from within." Get to know Chris Perricelli (and listen to Little Man's "Undertow") here, then come back to share your thoughts.