Working its mellow magic to a rapt crowd at The Foundry, Jay Som proved you don’t have to take up every inch of sonic space to get attention. Unbothered by the occasional outburst from Sum 41 coming from The Fillmore’s bigger room below, Melina Duterte and her band traveled at their own speed, meandering through the pretty pop of Anak Ko and Everybody Works with tender hearts and steady hands.
Fellow Californians Boy Scouts served Jay Som well as an opener, with a similarly calm demeanor and smooth melodies to match.
—M.J. Fine; photos by Chris Sikich