Tonight: Marina & the Diamonds at the Crocodile

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Marina & the Diamonds, with Young the Giant. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416. 8 p.m. $13. Marina and the Diamonds is not a band, but

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Tonight: Marina & the Diamonds at the Crocodile

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    Marina & the Diamonds, with Young the Giant. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416. 8 p.m. $13. Marina and the Diamonds is not a band, but a Welsh-bred singer-songwriter (real name: Marina Diamandis). Admittedly, it's easy to be cynical about the ever-increasing crop of alt-pop princesses in the industry. But Diamandis' debut album The Family Jewels is crammed with cleverly-crafted, piano-driven compositions that are well worth a listen. Her style isn't necessarily original - the peculiar lyrics and vocal gymnastics used in songs like "I Am Not a Robot" and "Obsession" sound strikingly similar to those of Kate Nash and Regina Spektor. But at least the girl selects her muses wisely. ERIKA HOBART

     
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