Nick Waterhouse at Johnny Brenda's

Dan Deluca

Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 9:58 AM

For your post Presidential debate entertainment, L.A. nuevo-retro R & B bandleader Nick Waterhouse plays Johnny Brenda's with his backing group the Tarots in Fishtown tonight. Like Mayer Hawthorne with a guitar and glasses and his eye on an earlier era, Waterhouse is an impeccably dressed vintage black music revivalist who draws from '50s rhythm and blues and rock figures like Ike Turner and Little Willie John on his own jumpin' tunes.

You might have heard the barintone sax driven "Say, I Wanna Know" in an Acura commercial on TV. A black and white version, shot in a basement club in Chinatown in San Francisco, is below. Allah Las opens, and DJ Breakfast spins. Show info is here.

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