MP3 Weekender: KRISTEENYOUNG, Ha Ha Tonka

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KRISTEENYOUNG (MySpace)

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When: 9 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at the Bluebird Playing With: The Domani International, Mhurs Who: Affton native Kristeen Young (who performs with drummer Jeff White as KRISTEENYOUNG) returns home for a show that should spotlight her theatrical piano-rock. Here's an exclusive stream of a new song from her forthcoming album, Music for Strippers, Hookers, and the Odd On-Looker. -- Annie Zaleski

HA HA TONKA (MySpace)
Ha Ha Tonka, "Caney Mountain" from Bloodshot Records on Vimeo.

When: Saturday, September 20, at Lucas School House Playing With: Backyard Tire Fire Sounds Like: "Springfield, Missouri's Ha Ha Tonka (née Amsterband) came into its own on last year's Buckle in the Bible Belt. Released on Bloodshot Records, Belt was a gospel-twang revelation that resembled a corn-fed Kings of Leon. Songs like "Bully in the Pulpit" and "Caney Mountain" featured spitfire honky-tonk licks and soul-drenched vocals from Brian Roberts, who sounds like Eddie Vedder with a mainstream-country tickle in his throat." (link) -- Annie Zaleski

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