Allison Weiss / The Winter Sounds / Tiff Jimber

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Tuesday / March 22, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss (Brooklyn) is an energetic 23-year-old with an electric guitar, a lot of feelings, and an avid online following. With her quirky charm and sharp pop sensibilities, Weiss makes losing a little more fun. "I'm all about catchy, upbeat, feel-good music, but the one thing I seem to always write about is heartbreak," she recently told, "I say [my songs] sound like your saddest memories sung to the tune of your happiest." Now performing with a full band, her live shows are louder and faster than ever, showcasing her unique brand of punk/folk–infused power pop and knack for keeping the audience wanting more.

After relentless United States touring in 2008, the Winter Sounds followed Porcelain Empire with the thematic album Church of the Haunted South released on Nashville label Theory 8 Records in 2009. Reflecting the contentious and pervasive shadow cast by the culture and history of the South, Church is a mature departure from the raw aesthetic of their first record. Insomnia Radio proclaimed Church "an intricate masterpiece, piecing together individually beautiful and unique tracks to create a warming, powerful album full of contrast and intrigue."

This is not your average piano girl. Singer-songwriter Tiff Jimber holds nothing back when she plays, smashing out rhythms and dancing on her toes. Consistently compared to Sara Bareilles and Ben Folds, this lady showcases her diverse jazz and classical training in catchy pop songs conjured up by her influences, Billy Joel, John Mayer, Nina Simone, and Adele.