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Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, Marshall Crenshaw 

When: Wed., Feb. 27, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $25
Like all the best singer/songwriters, Dave Alvin appears in his songs only as an onlooker. He's a storyteller, so his words come together to form snapshots of characters. Alvin has been making music for over three decades now, which means that he has the experience to back up his tales of hookups and breakups and old friends. This is especially true on his most recent album, Eleven Eleven. He's also an astounding blues guitarist with an avuncular voice and a knack for putting together a mind-blowing band, currently called the Guilty Ones. Meanwhile opener Marshall Crenshaw's vocal cords have drunk from the Fountain of Youth. He's almost 60, but he sounds like he could be 27. The 2009 album Jaggedland is Crenshaw's 10th, and it also sounds like it could have been written by a much younger man. His songs are thematically timeless, but his guitar playing consistently powers past expectations. REBECCA WILSON

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