Holly Golightly and the Broke-Offs

It's uncertain how U.K. record-releasing machine Holly Golightly came to identify with the country-music roots we find miles south of our fair state. English musicians have been ripping off our native genres for at least half a century. But they do it better. U.S. country music has become a bastardized version of its ancestry, more aligned with Top 40 pop than the woozy, heartbroken sagas of Loretta Lynn. I'll stick with Ms. Golightly's twangy eyebrow-raisers. With lyrics like "Ain't nobody gonna love me like the devil do," she's not posturing for any Clear Channel play. Enter the outlaw this genre needs. With Delaney Davidson. 18+.
Mon., Nov. 17, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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