Music, City Picks

Jo Elless w/ the V-Tones

When: Thu., Dec. 22 2011

Hometown swingers the V-Tones will share the Village Tavern stage with saxophonist and woodwind-playing folk rocker Jo Elless on Thursday night. Natives of Charleston, the V-Tones are sure to get your feet tapping with old-fashioned string riffs and steady bass lines. String players, vocalists, and bandleaders Eden Fonvielle and Noodle McDoodle classify their genre as “Hawaiian/jazz/swing.” Their music vaguely resembles the warm style of Billie Holiday’s classics. The Berklee-trained Elless splits her time between Los Angeles and Pawley’s Island. Her song “Whiskey Martini” is a melodic ode to the aforementioned drink, which sounds like it would be a fitting tune for a speakeasy crowd during Prohibition. Between the V-Tones’ unique style and the lively woodwind work and Norah Jones-esque vocals from Elless, the sets will make for a truly original performance. The show starts at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.).

Ryan Overhiser

Price: $5

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