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Vacation Tonight with Casey Black

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We're not quite sure how to define the new breed of Country music influenced singer-songwriters on the airwaves lately. We're even more confused when they are local (by way of Nashville, Tennessee) artists like Casey Black. Do we call him alt-country or something else. Nothing quite seems to fit right. Ever since we picked up his album last year and saw him at an awkward solo performance at the Santa Monica Apple Store we do have one adjective for him: good.

You can find out what we're talking about tonight when Casey performs with a full band at Room 5. We're partial to Turn The TV Off and The Moral off of his independently released 2004 album, "Vacations", but just about all of it is toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along goodness. What else are you going to do with your Fat Tuesday? Casey and his band go on at 10 PM and tickets are $5. Room 5 is at 143 N. La Brea, just south of Beverly.