by Kirsty Evans
For Blood And Wine (self-released)
Imagine that Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen had a baby and raised her in a cool dive bar — that baby would be Rykarda Parasol. With a deep, throaty voice and some deliciously nasty lyrics, she’s a great antidote to all that is banal and tedious in the current music scene. Think dark cabaret — it’s awesome stuff.
At the Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk St., San Francisco) on February 18. 9p.m., $8