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Tonight, Tonight: The Local Hang With Playlister P and Ryan Thomas Becker, Children of Spy at The Moon

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Still nursing a New Year's hangover? Well, have some of the hair of the dog that bit you and head out to one of these Monday night options after the jump.

Ryan Thomas Becker and Playlister P at The Libertine
Our music editor, Pete Freedman, maintains his monthly gig at The Libertine tonight, where he'll spin nothing but local tunes for your listening pleasure. And he'll have some help, too, as he'll be joined by Ryan Thomas Becker, who'll be performing a short set on the Libertine's freshly built stage.

Children of Spy at The Moon Bar in Fort Worth
Hailing from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the trio known as Children of Spy plays a pleasant mix of folk and rock that is heartfelt and endearing. The songs of Nicholas Naioti are sentimental without being too maudlin. "Bike Ride," "Daddy Long Leg" and "A Time to Leave" sound a bit like The Byrds covering Simon and Garfunkel. In other words: They're good songs with wistful themes, played exceedingly well. Children of Spy's most recent effort is This Year in Tune, but it's a fairly good bet that the band will play songs from all four of its releases. At least, I hope so.

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