Jolie Holland, David Dondero | Local 506 | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Jolie Holland, David Dondero

When: Sat., July 30, 9 p.m. 2011

Jolie Holland continues to move away from her Americana roots on her latest, Pint of Blood. Her voice is still a smoking, quavering payload of emotion, but the accompaniment features more prickly guitars and electric accompaniment. The band still tends to move at folksy, ambling tempos, but overall, Holland's fashioned a moody, more idiosyncratic sound on her last few albums. It's a similar trajectory to Neko Case, who broke out of a similar stylistic ghetto to showcase skills beyond the power of her voice. Opener David Dondero's a gifted songwriter. His ragged, windblown spirit and witty wordplay illuminate a sharp mind and ample heart. —Chris Parker

Price: $12-14

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