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[listen up] Destry added to 02.09.11 Laura Stevenson & the Cans gig @ Great Scott


Check out this IMDB description for the 1954 western flick Destry, skillfully penned by Dan Navarro: “In the old West, a small frontier town is being controlled by ruthless mob boss Decker and his cronies. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk appointed sheriff, thinking he will be ineffectual. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry, son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom arrives, he isn't exactly the swaggering he-man the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn't even carry a gun. But the new deputy's mild exterior masks a fierce determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover.”

Sounds awesome. While we have no idea if the film was any inspiration to DESTRY, a Boston-based folk project from Straylight Run’s Michelle DaRosa and Tyler Odom of Alabama emo kids Northstar, we do know that justice couldn't possibly sound sweeter when it flies freely from the lips of DaRosa. We're aready digging the indie country-warmth of “Don’t Forget Me” and “This Island” (the former off 2009 debut It Goes On, the latter to be released later this year), but we’ll get a proper taste of the Destry live show tomorrow night (February 9) when they perform at the Laura Stevenson & the Cans gig at Great Scott in Allston. New record Waiting On An Island could be the sleeper hit of the summer. It just kinda feels like it's going to be a thing.

As an added treat, Spirit Kid’s Emeen Z announced he’ll be sitting in on guitar with the Destry duo, so all this combined might be enough to help melt some of these damn snowbanks.

Regardless, consider our attention caught. 

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