For a sweet-looking gal, there seem to be a lot of skeletons in Amy LaVere’s closet; and likely in the river, under the floorboards, etc. etc. The Memphis-based singer and acoustic upright bassist plucks her dark, almost sociopathic love songs at T.T. the Bear’s in Cambridge this Thursday (check it out here) in support of her third full length, Stranger Me. While we doubt she’s going to showcase her Fruit of the Loom again (link not provided, but check out MTV’s ‘$5 Cover’), we strongly suspect she’ll bring out some of her sunnier tunes, possibly including “Pointless Drinking” and the new “Red Banks” (lyrics – “I didn’t push him in [the river]/ He’da killed me if I did”). So yeah, if you’re the kinda gal (or guy) who thinks a chorus like “Killing him didn’t make the love go away” works as a singalong, then you might want to get there early and stake out a seat at the bar. The Tennessee gal opens for Rich Robinson, and we hope he knows that pitcher she keeps swigging from ain’t just water. Bring your broken heart and love of cheap brandy, you’ll fit right in.

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