David Duchovny @ Social Hall

(Courtesy David Duchovny)

It’s common knowledge that David Duchovny is one of the hottest and coolest quinquagenarians in Hollywood. But it’s not-so-common knowledge that he makes music. Then again, the former X-Files and Californication star has only put out one album, 2015’s Hell or Highwater.

Released when Duchovny was 55, Hell or Highwater is a guitar-heavy folk-rock record, filled with simplistic ditties and a lot of references to rain. If you were expecting something intricate and complex, you’ll be disappointed, but if you like your tunes nuanced and flecked with a bit of humor (“I can’t turn this shit storm into some rainbow sun shower of holy red wine,” Duchovny sings in the album’s title track), then you’re in for a treat.

And also, who the fuck cares about what his music sounds like anyways? Seeing Duchovny in real life should be treat enough, and the best part is he’s playing at Social Hall, which means you’ll be able to get up close and personal with the hunk and maybe even touch his foot if you’re ballsy enough (and want to get kicked out).

David Duchovny
At 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Social Hall. $26-$75; socialhallsf.com.

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