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Low Cut Connie at the Hi-Tone Café

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Jersey piano man Adam Weiner and Brit garage-rock collaborator Dan Finnemore formed Low Cut Connie a few years ago, showcasing their cultivated low-rent aesthetic and grab-bag of classic rock-and-soul hooks on 2011's self-released, underdog debut Get Out the Lotion. The band is back with the fine follow-up Call My Sylvia, where echoes of '50s rock-and-roll, boozy torch songs, proto-punk, and other trad touchstones add up to a bigger, bolder variation on the witty and self-consciously sleazy joys of their debut.

The lead single, "Boozophilia," is a South Philly party-anthem call to arms, with Jerry Lee piano giving way to '70s blooze-rock guitar solos and a buy-the-bar-a-round chorus. "Scoliosis in Secaucus" is a low-class portrait that sets its scene with this: "I feel like a slimeball baby just for telling you these things/Gotta get my mind out of the gutter/I watched you strip and I was waiting in the wings/The saddest faces staring at each other." The comic piano-bar lament "(No More) Wet T-Shirt Contests" promises — threatens? — a looming Christian phase.

Low Cut Connie play the Hi-Tone Café on Wednesday, December 12th, with Anne Schorr and Significant Others. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.

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