SofiaComprising Po’ Girl members Allison Russell and Awna Teixeira, the duo Sofia—formerly known as Salt—makes a mellow, harmonious brand of jazz-tinted pop-folk that seems like the perfect soundtrack for doing absolutely nothing in these post-holiday weeks. Sofia’s show at the Railway Club on Tuesday (January 8) should be a good chance to unwind and forget about the insufferable in-laws you’d like to punch in the face.
The Vincent Black ShadowSure, we put the Vincent Black Shadow on our cover a few months back, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop plugging these local heroes. The hard-touring band makes a rare hometown appearance this week before heading out on the road yet again, this time for a 17-date U.S. tour. If you’ve ever wondered what No Doubt might have sounded like had Gwen Stefani and the boys grown up on a steady diet of Danny Elfman soundtracks instead of rock-steady ska, come to the Plaza Club next Thursday (January 10).