-era PJ Harvey infused with the effusive confidence of Catherine Keener and you've got a pretty decent idea of what makes Moaners frontwoman Melissa Swingle
so compelling. The former Trailer Bride is a Southern-bred siren who sings deliciously dark tales of deviance and redemption
, and occasionally throws in a little saw playing
for good measure. (Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 789-3599. 9 pm, $10, 21+.