Amado’s, the custom tailor, cobbler and intimate performance space on Valencia Street (formerly Viracocha), brings live music back to the basement with Melody Parker and Mark Allen-Piccolo this weekend.
Both musicians are celebrating adventurous new releases. Parker’s is called “Archipelago” and features her finely detailed compositions that pull together rich harmonies, complex rhythms and a touch of vaudeville.
“I write music imagining a world, and that world contains movement,” says Parker. “I tapped into a primal need to move, and to then listen to the sounds that emerged from that movement.”
Allen-Piccolo is an Oakland audio geek who worked as a sound engineer on Tune-yards’ latest album, “Nikki Nack.” His solo debut, “Left From Here,” presents a collision of influences, from girl-boy harmonies to electronic sound effects, as evidenced by the first single, “Moonglow.”
— Aidin Vaziri
Melody Parker, Mark Allen-Piccolo: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30. $15-$17. Amado’s, 998 Valencia St., S.F. www.brownpapertickets.com