The difference between ex-Rochesterian Hieronymus Bogs and his music is like the space between one's self-consciousness and the ability to truly listen. Your story blends with his, and this will open your mind. Bogs embraces his own weirdness, and his presence is cinematic and arresting. You'll find yourself looking away, searching the audience to prove you're not the only one lucky enough to witness this quasi-holy spectacle. You won't believe it. It's mysterious, and yet soothing to the soul. And like the man's adopted home, there are some Truth or Consequences nestled in there. A soundtrack to a dream.
Hieronymus Bogs will share the bill with Beef Gordon, The Velvet Noose, Ivory Lions, and Greg Maslyn on Friday, September 14, 8 p.m. at Small World Books, 425 North Street. $5-$10 suggested donation. facebook.com/smallworldbooks; hieronymusbogs.com.