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Jail Weddings, Father Figure 

When: Sun., June 17, 8:30 p.m. 2012
Price: free
Jail Weddings are a beautiful train wreck: a traveling rock 'n' roll carnival from Los Angeles with a dangerously romantic shot of soul. At the Jail Weddings shows I've attended, people tend to drink heavily, dance recklessly, and make out (sometimes with strangers). The band has around a dozen members, though the numbers fluctuate, and lots of instruments: horns, guitars, and killingly gorgeous lady backup singers. Singer, bandleader, and trickster-in-chief Gabriel Hart says he chose his bandmates for their personalities as much as for their artistry. Jail Weddings have plenty of both. Maybe too much for their own good: One of their iconic early songs, a soulful ballad that's part Buddy Holly and part Stax Records, is titled "I Am Fucking Crazy." That's not hyperbole. BRENDAN KILEY

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