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British garage rock goddess Holly Golightly (pictured) plays sometimes bluesy, always stompin' trash guitar/harmonica-drum '60s-inspired rock. Her recent release, Holly Golightly's Singles Round-up, is just what it promises to be: 24 sides culled from Golightly's catalog (going back to '95). The disc's sound quality is rough in an early Whites Stripes kind of way (some tracks were even recorded at home), but with this genre it's mainly about attitude, which the raven-haired Golightly has in spades. The singer-songwriter pens most of her material, tossing in the occasional inspired cover, like "Sand" (Lee Hazlewood) and "Your Love is Mine" (Ike Turner). If you attended the White Stripes' show last year at the Cat's Cradle, you've already seen surly Cincinnati garage rockers The Greenehornes, who can be either amazing or just OK. Still, if you like overdriven guitars, howling harmonica lines and thumpin' drums, check out this double bill Tuesday, March 19, at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro. Call 967-9053 for details. --Angie Carlson

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