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Honkeytonk Damnation

Benefit for displaced New Orleans musicians, with Honkeytonk Damnation. 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, $10. The Lime Spider, 207 S. Main St., Akron, 330-762-2350.

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Honkeytonk Damnation plays old-school rockabilly, emphasis on billy. In songs like "Loaded Gun," the whiskey-bent boys sing about cheatin' hearts and the drunk lovers they leave behind. So how do you know they're the real thing and not just cowpoke-wannabe fashionistas? One, if you're trying to look cool, there're easier ways to do it than lugging around a standup bass. Two, lyrics like: "Met her on my CB/Said her name was Mimi/It sounded like an angel come to earth" (from the hoedown throwdown "My Fat Baby") and "No, I'm not cryin'/That's whiskey in my eye" (from the lover's lament "Whiskey in My Eye").

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