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Skinny Lister 

When: Sun., June 8, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $10 ADV, $12 DOS
Skinny Lister’s most recent album, 2012’s 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 U.K. last summer,” explained singer Lorna Thomas in an interview last year. “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.” (Niesel)


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