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First Aid Kit, Peggy Sue 

When: Thu., April 12, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $12-14
First Aid Kit sings with the world-weary twang of rural America. You'd never guess that the sisters Söderberg are Swedish and definitely too young to have ever worked in a coal mine. Klara, 19, sings lead and plays guitar; Johanna, 22, plays keyboards and her harmonies haunt every song of The Lion's Roar, their second LP, released at the beginning of this year. Their sound is country-western, evoking the big sky of an idealized American West, and their voices are almost gratuitously like Emmylou Harris'. Not coincidentally, the best song on the album is called "Emmylou" and features an earworm of a hook: "I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June/If you'll be my Gram and my Johnny too." It's catchy, but completely misguided: These ladies don't need any tragic country heroes to flesh out their harmonies and break their hearts; they're doing just fine on their own. REBECCA WILSON

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