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Named af­ter a pop­u­lar ’70s-era dress-up doll, Den­ver out­fit Dressy Bessy delivers the kind of bouncy, melodic, gui­tar-heavy, fe­male-fronted rock that made now-de­funct lo­cal band The Hol­lis Wake such a blast to wit­ness live. Not as dark and lyri­cally deep as Kim Deal and her Breed­ers but not as bub­blegum as the Go-Go’s were dur­ing their ’ 80s-era ca­reer peak, Dressy Bessy helps put the in­die rock in the Rock­ies with its in­fec­tious, one-of-a-kind sound. Catch the band at 9 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 29, at Corazón (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559). Al­bu­querque in­die rock­ers Lousy Robot and Pan!c also per­form, and Lousy Robot cel­e­brates the re­lease of its new al­bum, Hail the Con­quer­ing

Fool. Tick­ets for this 21-and-over show are $5 in ad­vance, $8 at the door, and $7 (with pro­cess­ing fees) on­line at www.cora­zon­santafe.com.

James David Christie

chairs the or­gan depart­ment at Ober­lin Con­ser­va­tory, of­ten cited as the world’s most ac­claimed cen­ter of or­gan stud­ies, but he also keeps busy out­side the halls of academia. Since 1978 he has served as or­gan­ist of the Bos­ton Sym­phony, and the sig­na­ture verve of his play­ing makes him in con­stant de­mand as a recital­ist and con­certo soloist at le­gendary or­gan con­soles of Europe and Amer­ica. His wide-rang­ing free recital at 5:30 p.m. Fri­day, Jan. 28, at the Fisk or­gan of First Pres­by­te­rian Church (208 Grant Ave.; 982-8544, Ext. 8) in­cludes no­table en­tries from Baroque Ger­many and 20th-cen­tury France. Stephen Sond­heim is 80 years old, but the list of con­tenders to even­tu­ally take his place on the throne as Amer­ica’s lead­ing mu­si­cal-theater com­poser and lyri­cist is al­most em­bar­rass­ingly short. Ja­son Robert Brown, who won a 1999 Tony for Pa­rade and a Drama Desk Award in 2001 for his mu­si­cal The Last Five Years, is one of the lead­ing hopes to carry on af­ter Sond­heim has gone on to the Great White Way in the sky. Brown is ap­pear­ing at the Geist Cabaret at

Pranzo Ital­ian Grill at 8 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 29, for a one-night-only con­cert. The singer/pi­anist/ com­poser also presents a mas­ter class at Santa Fe Prep’s Driscoll Au­di­to­rium (1101 Camino de Cruz Blanca, 466-4656) at 2 p.m. the same day. The per­for­mance at Pranzo (540 Montezuma Ave.) is sold out as of press time; call 984-2645 for de­tails. The mas­ter class is $15, and tick­ets are avail­able at the door. Mon­tana ex­per­i­men­tal-theater com­pany The Mis­soula

Ob­lon­gata is about as DIY as it gets. As the com­pany tours and per­forms its orig­i­nal works, its ac­tors also take charge of de­sign­ing and build­ing the show’s lights, sets, pup­pets, and sound­scapes. At 8 p.m. Satur­day, Jan. 29 (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), lo­cal arts col­lec­tive Meow Wolf and pro­mo­tional team The Process present The Mis­soula Ob­lon­gata’s new full-pro­duc­tion play, Clam­lump, at Lit­tle

Wing Per­for­mance Space (in The Candyman Cen­ter, 851 St. Michael’s Drive, 699-5470). Ac­com­pa­ny­ing

Clam­lump’s tongue-twisted tale of a bar­tender, a trav­el­ing pop­corn sales­man, and a bird that “gores one or two peo­ple a year, on av­er­age” is an orig­i­nal score per­formed live by com­pany mem­ber Travis Se­horn. Tick­ets for the all-ages show are $10, un­der 21 $5, at the door.



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