Thursday, November 30: Kelly Sloan Album Release. 7:30 pm - 11 pm, $20 (tickets available here).

Join Kelly Sloan for an evening of songwriting excellence as she releases her newest album Insides Out. Sloan's music does share certain characteristics with some of the leading lights of the last decade's female fronted singer-songwriter resurgence (Sharon Van Etten, Big Thief, Angel Olsen), but she actually has far more in common with titans of the form from previous generations. The essence of classic '70s acts like Carole King, Rita Coolidge, and Stevie Nicks are conjured, and 90s-era women in song such as Tori Amos and Natalie Merchant may also come to mind, but the record is far from any sort of retro exercise. Sloan's nimble melodic sense, at once playful and melancholic (see “Russian Smile” and “I Wanna Wake Up”) also recalls more contemporary pop songsmiths like Jenny Lewis, and Natalie Mehring (aka Weyes Blood), and she has that enviable knack for writing songs that sound familiar at first glance, but on closer inspection, really couldn't have been written by anyone but her.

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