by Kirsty Evans
This Cold Desire (Ninth Street Opus)
Monica Pasqual may already be familiar to some locals as part of Blame Sally. Solo her sweet, clear voice dominates an album full of dreamy pop with some distinct Gallic and Spanish touches. This Cold Desire is in the same vein as Sarah McLachlan’s work — acoustic pop/rock with a distinctly feminine sensibility. It’s beautiful stuff.
At Yoshi’s (510 Embarcadero West, Oakland) on April 7. 8 p.m., $18