The Tryout: jen & abby
jen & abby are friends of a friend and I've seen them live a few times. They have a Lilith Fair feel to them. I'm not really sure exactly who to compare them to, maybe Natalie Merchant/10,000 Maniacs? The Indigo Girls? Now that I write that, I'm realizing that I don't actually know what Natalie Merchant, 10,000 Maniacs, or The Indigo Girls sound like. But if they sound anything like jen & abby, they must be pretty good.
Anyways, jen and abby seem like cool ladies and their shows are always fun, if just to watch Abby shake her hands furiously as she sings. But don't worry, it's the good furious. (I'm not sure if that makes sense although "The Good Furious" would make a good band/album name)
They are playing a free show at Jennifer's Coffee Connection (in Studio City) today and they'll be at Hotel Cafe in March. If you don't live in L.A. none of that means anything to you so you should just listen to their album over on the right, then buy their album and support indie music. Check out their website while you're at it. And all of you slacking boyfriends can buy your ladies some jen and abby merchandise to go along with the record you should be giving your valentines.