Writers in the Round with Katharine Whalen, Justin Robinson, Shawn Luby, Christy Smith | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Writers in the Round with Katharine Whalen, Justin Robinson, Shawn Luby, Christy Smith

When: Thu., March 14, 8:30 p.m. 2013

Writers in the Round, a series that unites area songwriters who don't regularly work together, succeeds when it forces players to find common ground outside of their comfort zones. This show should do just that. Katharine Whalen lent her crisp warble to the Squirrel Nut Zippers' swinging sounds that led into rock 'n' roll; that revivalist streak remains in her solo work. With his Mary Annettes, Justin Robinson also excavates old styles to blend them with their descendants, but he opts for blues and old-time. Shawn Luby (Humble Tripe) and Christy Smith (The Tender Fruit) both deal in tender folk-pop, but Luby opts for delicate whispers where Smith belts bright twang. Between the four, there's just enough overlap to make it work and keep things exciting. —Jordan Lawrence

Price: $8-10

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