Music Menu, 11/20/08

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Dub is a Weapon Fans of good dub (wub-wub-wub-wub-wub) or at least good bud ought to find a lot to like here. Now about seven years into their career, the Richmond-based, Dave Hahn-led DIAW (no relation to Boris) can soften even the hardest of blood clots. Members past and present have played with Marley, Tosh, Gil-Scott Heron and The Congos, among others. Particularly impressive is the percussion, containing just the right amount of boom-bap along with the bleeps and blooshes. (I made that last word up.) With Bums Lie. Visulite Theatre (Timothy C. Davis)

Carrie Rodriguez Texas-born, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez is a natural fiddle player who's not so shabby on guitar and mandolin, either. Her twangy and somber voice seems a perfect match for her crying fiddle. Rodriguez is as adept creating an atmospheric sound, as she is naturally folksy when penning alt.country tunes. She's quite introspective and blooms further on her recently released second recording She Ain't Me. With Romantica. The Evening Muse (Shukla)

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