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In the next pop it girl?

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Get a preview of the possible next teen queen, Fefe Dobson, an 18-year-old rocker. A native of Canada, like Avril Lavinge, she mixes rock and R&B, like Pink. She's punky-stylie, like Gwen Stefani, and she currently has an eponymous debut release getting the major-label push from Island Records. The album is super-produced and designed for mainstream FM radio, which makes sense since Raleigh's G105 (WCDG) is sponsoring her concert (headliners are fellow Canadians the Barenaked Ladies). Many of Dobson's songs have echoes of 1980s radio rock and a touch of grunge in their melodies and guitar crunch. But Dobson is suitably spunky, conveying teen-girl angst and anger, at times shattering the music's crystalline perfection with a quavering or strained vocal--a bit of analog emotion among the digital compressions. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available through Ticketmaster at 919-834-4000, www.ticketmaster.com, or at Kroger supermarkets.

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