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Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Lisa Dewey's soaring, dreamy vocals, when layered over reverberating piano and guitar, are easy to buttonhole: If you like the ethereal pop made famous by the British record label 4AD, you're probably going to like her sound, too. But Dewey's no cookie-cutter goth girl; instead, she's a committed, inspired musician whose talent lured none other than the Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde to provide producing help on her two most recent albums. The latest, Busk, is now out on Dewey's own Kitchen Whore label, also home to former Wall of Voodoo guitarist Marc Moreland. The album -- and her "Sexiest Artist" title, granted by her hometown weekly newspaper in San Jose -- makes us wonder why she's not better known. Dewey and Caldera open for Estereo at 9 p.m. at the Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St. (at Bryant), S.F. Admission is $6; call 546-6300 or visit

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