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David Dondero, St. Even, Vikesh Kapoor 

When: Thu., Jan. 12, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $10
David Dondero is nothing if not a musical fixture. The man has been playing and touring nonstop since 1990, beginning with Clemson, South Carolina-based punk band Sunbrain, and moving out on his own in 1998. And while Dondero is a prolific and renowned songwriter, last year's A Pre-Existing Condition is mostly covers—the album's credits read like a list of country legends, and there is a lithe quality to the recording, which is glaringly uncharacteristic of Dondero's other work. Charley Pride's "(Is Anyone Going to) San Antone?" lopes gently, while Little Feat's "Willin'" opens the record appropriately, as Dondero sings, "I've been kicked by the wind/Robbed by the snow/Drunk and dirty/Don't you know/But I'm still willin'." By the time the dobro makes its sliding entrance, it's clear that this album exists to rejuvenate an artist stretched thin across the relentless highways, and thank god for that. RAQUEL NASSER

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