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Last-Minute Show: Kimya Dawson at 2640 Space

January 21, 2008

| Image by Danielle St Laurent

We have a special place in our heart for Kimya Dawson, probably known best–for better and worse–as the “less ironic” half of the defunct Moldy Peaches. You know, the peach to Adam Green’s mold. (He probably wouldn’t object.) Small, gentle things full of weariness and hope and earnest grabs at innocence, Dawson’s stripped, rough-around-the-edges folk songs make us feel better about living in a shitty world while reminding us all the time that, yes, it is a very shitty world. Dawson’s “Anthrax” remains one of the best Sept. 11 songs around. With a bunch of stuff on the Juno soundtrack, she’s getting some love from the mainstream, and if anyone deserves it . . .

The Show is Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m., $5-$10 sliding scale at 2640 St. Paul St.