A lot of female singer-songwriters who grew up during the 90s learned the model for doing what they do from the introspective, confessional women who launched Lilith Fair which, by the way, is being revived this year. Emily Long may fit the first part of the profile, but she seems to take her cues from a different bunch of women say, Pat Benatar and Blondie and the tough, danceable guitar rock with sex appeal they were making during the early 80s. Youd never know Long is from the Southwest Tucson, Ariz., to be exact. Shes plenty at home in Brooklyn rock clubs now. When I Was In Love With is the fiery, red-haired keyboard players debut album, and her band is driven by raw, wiry, new wave guitar playing. But her big, dramatic vocals that tend to burst into a self-possessed vibrato squarely in the Benatar tradition are the main event.
Mon., March 15, 8 p.m., 2010