Fri., Jan. 25, Molly Venter
Fox & Goose, 9 p.m., $5
One-third of the all-female country-Americana group Red Molly, Molly Venter has a reputation as a soulful singer. All you need to do is check out her sultry, jazzy cover of the Otis Blackwell and Eddie Cooley classic “Fever,” and you'll be hooked. But she can also direct her passion more subtly, as on the bluegrass number “Goodnight Moonshine,” where she sings about how she once professed her love to a man. Her smoky vocals are a treat on slower numbers such as “Love Me Like You Mean It.” On “Happier Now” she sings courageously about moving forward. Venter is a siren you'll want to listen to. 1001 R Street, www.mollyventer.squarespace.com.