Oh, hey! Lots going on this weekend.Marnie Stern When/Where: 9 p.m. Friday, November 21, The Billiken Club, with Thor Axe Sounds Like: "The brain-bending, technical nature of Marnie Stern's guitar playing is impressive by anyone's standards. Her math-rock explorations are pointed and deliberate, never meandering or becoming monotonous — mainly because Stern's infectious vocal chants and song structures are just as seamlessly executed as her furious outbursts of lightning-fast finger-tapping." (link) -- Shae Moseley MP3: Marnie Stern, "Ruler" Dar Williams When/Where: 9 p.m. Friday, November 21, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Sounds Like: "Once upon a time, the folkie rabble would have tossed Dar Williams to the lions for offenses against purity of heart and purse, not to mention a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb." Those times are gone, as evidenced by this year's Promised Land, a radio-ready suite produced by Brad Wood (best known for work with the Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair), with a brightly bouncing rock-the-folk sound that puts Williams squarely in the Suzanne Vega pop-crossover camp." (link) -- Roy Kasten MP3: Dar Williams, "It's Alright"
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