Anne McCue & The Cubists play Nashville! (Nashville Scene)

Anne McCue & The Cubists - Nashville Scene Picks of the Week. Dee's Lounge 7 pm Saturday March 25th:

The rhythm guitar parts Australian-born ax master Anne McCue plays on Robyn Hitchcock’s self-titled 2017 album help make it a landmark of Nashville-meets-British Invasion rock. McCue moved to town in 2006 after stints in the Australian bands Girl Monstar and Eden A.K.A. led to her solo career, which got its start with 1999’s Amazing Ordinary Things. Along the way, McCue has toured with Americana singer Lucinda Williams, and you can hear the influence of North American music — and of Americana itself — on her 2002 Live: Ballad of an Outlaw Woman, which sports a nice take on Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile.” I also like something titled “Don’t Go to Texas (Without Me),” a track from 2010’s Broken Promise Land that ZZ Top should cover. McCue has a feel for Fairport Convention-style folk-rock, and the acoustic-guitar stylings she favors on Amazing Ordinary Things sound great today. Still, I relish her electric playing — McCue brings both subtlety and bite to her explorations of blues, rock and power pop. Saturday at Dee’s, McCue marks the release of a new single, “The Loneliest Saturday Night,” which hits ahead of her full-length Wholly Roller Coaster. Set for release in October, the album promises to be a take on circa-1967 rock as practiced by The Kinks, Fairport Convention and Pink Floyd. McCue remains a musician’s musician, which means she’s underrated. That’s an injustice — check out yet another world-class Nashville picker and singer.” 7 p.m. at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge, 102 E. Palestine Ave., Madison EDD HURT 

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