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Ani DiFranco w/Pearl and the Beard 

When: Sat., Feb. 4, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $32-$35
Whatever you may think of Ani DiFranco's protest songs on her new full-length ¿Which Side Are You On?, DiFranco is an evolutionary step beyond Phil Ochs and the topical songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s. That's not to knock Ochs or protest songs — it’s to suggest that DiFranco's greatest attribute, among many virtues this outspoken figure possesses, is her ability to make compelling, jazzy pop music from guitars and drums. ¿Which Side abounds with terse, addictive guitar figures and deft tricks with time signatures that turn lightly funky, as if DiFranco's adopted hometown of New Orleans has cooled her out to the point that she achieves an effortless grace. From "Life Boat" to "Promiscuity," DiFranco's catchy, swinging new record tells the truth about politics and the self-confidence citizens need to survive in an America that has forgotten how to enjoy its own culture.
— Edd Hurt

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