Camaron Ochs is an undiscovered local gem. With pretty vocals, charming lyrics, and lots of acoustic strumming, Heartforward is classic singer/songwriter stuff. But the sensibility is distinctly female, which is nice in a male-dominated field. It's not often that you hear a woman admit that she'd choose her guitar over her boyfriend. Charming and refreshingly honest.
At Red Devil Lounge (1695 Polk St., San Francisco) on January 23. 8 p.m., $10