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Free Gig Guide: Tuesday

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If you're in the mood for smooth vocals and a fresh sound, check out Feist for free tonight at Amoeba Records at 6:30 PM. Call (323) 245-6400 for more information.

Who's Feist you ask? This Canadian-born, French-based singer is nostalgic-sounding with a modern twist—mixing jazz, R&B and pop. Leslie Feist fronts her eponymous band with an effortless, mellow charm (reminiscent of Sade and Jem) that makes the music syrupy-sweet. But the the ease with which she sings belies the underlying intelligent lyrics, resulting in a seductive, sophisticated sound that is lacking in so many of today's pop tarts. Prior to "Feist" Leslie was the guest vocalist for the [underrated] Norwegian folkies "Kings of Convenience."

Suggested listening: Inside and Out, One Evening, and Mushaboom.

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