MP3 Weekender: Pokey LaFarge, Tiffany, Apples in Stereo

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POKEY LAFARGE (MySpace)

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Sounds Like: "Pokey LaFarge is the definition of the word "throwback." He writes and performs songs that sound plucked from a hobo's knapsack or a long-forgotten 78, picking from a century's worth of jazz rhythms, blues-style guitar-picking and country themes. LaFarge is a former member of the Hackensaw Boys, where his duties included "ripping solos and singing harmonies and eyeing girls," but his solo work reveals a singular talent for inhabiting the tiny universe of his songs." -- Christian Schaeffer (Interview) Playing With: Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, Rum Drum Ramblers Where/When: Off Broadway, Tonight. Pre-show BBQ starts at 6 p.m.! MP3: Pokey LaFarge, "Cairo, Illinois"

TIFFANY (MySpace)

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Sounds Like: Teen mall-queen turned grown-up electro-dance diva. Where/When: HOME Nightclub, tonight MP3: Tiffany, "I Think We're Alone Now"

THE APPLES IN STEREO (MySpace)

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(photo by Joshua Kessler)

Sounds Like: "Founded and largely masterminded by Robert Schneider, the Apples have spent the past dozen years prolifically churning out perfect pop songs and semi-psychedelic interstitial segments...The band's latest album, Electronic Projects for Musicians, is a collection of B-sides and outtakes from the band's dozen-year career." (Preview) -- Mike Appelstein Playing With: Poison Control Center Where/When: Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, Saturday, July 19 MP3: The Apples in Stereo, "Stephen, Stephen"

-- Annie Zaleski

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