Bess Rogers / Allison Weiss

Tuesday / July 12, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Bess Rogers

Is Bess Rogers a folkie with punk instincts or an indie-rocker with an acoustic bent? Her EP Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers makes it hard to place her in a neat category—and that turns out to be a source of strength for this eclectic singer/songwriter. Rogers, a member of Ingrid Michaelson's touring band, surrounds her sweet lyric sentiments with a tough outer coating as she recounts tales of fumbled romance and fragile happiness.

Allison Weiss is an energetic 23-year-old with an electric guitar, an avid online following, and a whole lot of feelings. With her quirky charm and sharp pop sensibilities, Weiss makes losing a little more fun. Now with a full band, live shows are more fun than ever, showcasing Weiss's unique brand of high-energy, folk-infused power-pop. Even alone with an acoustic guitar, her solo shows are powerful and captivating. With a knack for witty on-stage banter, she keeps her audience wanting more as she weaves hilarously awkward and endearing personal stories of love and loss between every upbeat breakup song.