At the tender age of 18, Kate Voegele was performing alongside rock icons like Neil Young and John Mellencamp. And the Cleveland-bred talent collected several awards for her songwriting skills, including first place at the prestigious New York Songwriter Circle back in 2006, before signing with MySpace Records. Since then, Voegeles continued to do what shes best at: making catchy guitar-driven pop songs. On her recently released sophomore album, A Fine Mess, she swings back and forth, singing about both the joys and grievances love brings. Admittedly, the cute brunette with a guitar shtick is getting a little tired. And Voegeles girly vocals and eager strumming are easy to confuse with that of has-beens like Lisa Loeb and Michelle Branch remember them? The odds are against her, but heres hoping Voegele sticks around a little longer. With Angel Taylor, Amy Kuney. All ages.
Thu., June 11, 7 p.m., 2009