Eight Gigs: Hurray for the Riff Raff
Sun., March 15, 10:30 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $20-$24
Alynda Lee Segarra (a.k.a. Hurray for the Riff Raff) is an authentic voice. Her folksy style is honest and true. This young New Yorican (born in Puerto Rico, raised in the Bronx) with the soulful voice left home at 17 and rode around on freight trains before she joined a band in 2007. That wanderlust and hobo mentality is reflected in songs like “Small Town Heroes”: “Well, all these places, and all these towns / What's the point in settling down? / We might not be here when next year comes / You better live it like you're on the run.” This will be one of the best shows this year. 2708 J Street, www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com.