Local Love: Mike Genovese

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Artist: Mike Genovese Song: "Let Me Be"

I remember writing about Mike Genovese back when we were both students at OU. Now we're posted up in Columbus, and I'm still checking in on his sonic exploits from time to time. Live, Genovese was an early adopter of loop pedals, using technology to build a wall of sound around his emotive acoustic ditties. "Let Me Be," one of his studio recordings available at MySpace, is arranged a bit more straightforwardly, with guitars everywhere and a lush organ sound filling in the cracks. Per a Facebook invite, I noticed Genovese will be opening for Jay Brannan Wednesday at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m.