The White Buffalo / Arum Rae at Club Dada
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Musician Jake Smith, better known as singer-songwriter The White Buffalo, makes the kind of folk-rock music that often veers from twangy country and into the dark and dangerous. His low baritone voice reveals each word in an ominous way so that even the most melodic songs of his can be disconcerting and foreboding. It’s little wonder that many of his songs ended up on episodes of the gritty, hyper-violent motorcycle gang drama Sons of Anarchy, especially when you consider the finest song of his fantastic 2017 record Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, “Nightstalker Blues,” is a scorching blues-rock tune about mass murderer Richard Ramirez.