Shoegaze and Western

I know its hot outside, so what are you gonna do? You could sit under a cold shower and catch pneumonia or you could listen to the ice-cold sounds of Margo Timmins and the Cowboy Junkies, who'll keep you and your baby nice and cool on Thursday. Seriously. If I had to describe the Cowboy Junkies sound, I would say something along the lines of "Canadian alt-country lounge in space." But I won't, because you'd much rather find out yourself in person. The band performs their own songs along with hardly recognizable covers, as they usually transform the originals into something much slower and dreamier. If you haven't heard their version of "Sweet Jane" you probably haven't heard them at all, and you have a treat ahead of you. Lou Reed called it the best version he'd heard, and who are you to question Lou Reed anyway?! On top of all this, their set will be played in the gorgeous Lakewood Theater. There might be candles. There will definitely be flowers. Tickets are $37.50 for balcony and auditorium seating and $45 for the front row. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit lakewoodtheater.com.
Thu., June 17, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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