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Tonight: JD McPherson's 'Signs and Signifiers,' a dose of rockabilly

July 9, 2012 - 10:37 AM
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JD McPherson went from punk rocker to vintage in his band's debut album Signs and Signifiers. While in a record store in Oklahoma, the singer found his niche in the style of 1950's rhythm and blues and rockabilly. "There was a girl working there. And she was clearing out the clearance items, and she gave me a few CDs. But the one that really stuck with me was a double set of the Buddy Holly Decca recordings," he said in an interview with NPR's All Things Considered. Iota. Blues-rocker Jason Ager opens. 8:30 p.m. $12.

Philadelphia's Taalib Johnson, also known as Musiq or Musiq Soulchild performs at Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. $35 advance, $40 door.

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