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Petunia & The Vipers, What Hearts

When: Thu., Dec. 27, 9 p.m. 2012

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It's two days after Christmas, and you've eaten enough candy canes to ensure psychedelic spit and sugar bumps through at least the end of the year. Everybody blew it and neglected to remember you're vegan, so your holiday dinner consisted of mashed potatoes and bread. And your parents were being assholes about the whole "unemployment" thing. It's officially time to get out of the holiday malaise, and it's tough to imagine a more swingin' way to brush off the blues than with Vancouver, BC's Petunia and the Vipers. Petunia's Jimmie Rodgers croon, pedal-steel soul, and easy-does-it cowboy tunes recall shooting-star nights sitting around the campfire on the range. The band's excellent self-titled debut switches gears from track to track, proffering juke-joint scorchers like "Maybe Baby Amy" against smoldering, yodel-led retro-western tunes like album opener "The Cricket Song." Best paired with good whiskey and a 10-gallon hat. RYAN J. PRADO

Price: $12

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