Reality Check

Cheyenne Kimball is a post-Avril popster who combines beefy guitar hooks with chewy sing-along choruses. The 16-year-old Texan got her big break on the MTV reality show Cheyenne, which chronicled her journey through the music industry — it was sort of like Ashlee Simpson's career, but without an obnoxious dad pulling the strings. On her debut album, The Day Has Come, Kimball even borrows some of Simpson's sass ("Am I speaking Japanese?" she asks a clueless ex). Let's just hope she doesn't suffer from acid reflux during her performance.
Wed., Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.