Your Daily Lick: Alexis Harte

Big Red Sun (self-released)



Harte's fourth record was composed "in the sunset of the Bush era" and offers a vision of a decaying world. Traces of Dave Matthews' troubled optimism surface, but Harte's path is never direct enough to predict. An eclectic California singer-songwriter, he deals in modes and themes as varied as the genres from which he borrows.

At Cafe du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco) on Apr. 4. 9 p.m., $12