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Soundcheck: Juliette Commagere @ Spaceland, 9/24/08

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Last Wednesday, Hello Stranger (MySpace) frontwoman Juliette Commagere (MySpace) -- backed by a 13 piece band that includes Hello Stranger bandmembers Joachim Cooder and Ben Messelbeck, as well as Obi Best (MySpace) frontwoman Alex Lilly on backing vocals and keyboards, not to mention quartets of horns and strings -- performed her solo act at Spaceland (MySpace) in Silver Lake. Opening for Commagere were Charlie Wadhams (MySpace) and the aforementioned Obi Best, who premiered their music video "It's Because of People Like You."

As for upcoming local shows, Commagere kicks off her month-long residency tonight at Tangier (MySpace) in Los Feliz with Utah-based Chris Merritt (MySpace) and local Woody Jackson (MySpace) opening.