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Skinny Lister 

When: Fri., April 26, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $10 ADV, $12 DOS
If it seems like the UK punk band Skinny Lister just played here, that’s because the band did. The group came through town earlier this year with Flogging Molly. Back in the country to play Coachella, the group booked a few dates around the SoCal festival to get a little bang for its trip to the states. Its new album, Forge & Flagon features a mix of original, Pogues-like pub rockers and covers of traditional tunes. “We recorded the album a while back and released it in the UK last summer,” explains singer Lorna Thomas. “Some of the songs have been kicking around since I was born. ‘Forty Pound Wedding’ was written by my dad in the early ’90s in a very different form. The traditional tunes have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. We’re working on new stuff. We’re always working on new stuff.” Thomas says comparisons to Irish punks the Pogues are inevitable and since she considers the band to be an influence, she’s not about to object when fans and critics note the similarity. “It’s definitely a comparison and we definitely listened to them and they’ve influenced our sound,” she admits. “We all bring in influences from different areas. The Pogues are close to all of our hearts. I don’t think we’re exactly like the Pogues, and we’ve even been described as the Pogues with good teeth.” (Jeff Niesel)

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