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Rotation: What local artists are listening to

This week: Michéle Lane


“There are three albums I have not been (and never will be) able to get enough of. Although they’re older releases, each album stands alone and they are entirely immortal. I’ve been using Spotify and Pandora a lot lately just to get turned on to new music, but I keep coming back to these, and probably will until I’m on my deathbed: Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton’s Knives Don’t Have Your Back, Blonde Redhead’s Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and the Mars Volta’s De-Loused in the Comatorium.

I’m so inspired and motivated by Emily Haines and her band, Metric. Her gossamer vocals and ethereal music gets my heart racing. I would love to cover ‘The Maid Needs a Maid,’ but I could never do her songs the justice they deserve. Blonde Redhead – I love everything they do. Italian twins Simone and Amedeo Pace, and Japanese prodigy Kazu Makino, indisputably blow my mind. I’ve seen them at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C., back when they released Melody and at Will’s Pub here. My favorite song on that album is ‘A Cure.’ I will always love their energy and ‘fuck you’ attitude they possess when performing live. As for De-loused, I can listen to it until I’m blue in the face. It’s perfect from start to finish and I know every lyric by heart. The album gets me going when I need it the most. If you hear me blasting ‘Drunkship of Lanterns,’ you know I’ve only had three hours of sleep and a long day ahead of me.

I am literally addicted to music, but these three will always remain in my rotation.”

Local singer-songwriter Michéle Lane is heading to Los Angeles and bids Orlando adieu with a farewell show 8 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Will’s Pub with a very special backing band and guests the Little Debbies, Joseph Martens, Jonathan Silva, Chopper Stepe, Britt Daley, Ms. Meka Nism and many more. Proceeds go toward reward money for information on the murder of Ralph Ameduri.

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