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Czech duo DVA plays outside the lines of pop music expectations at the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar tomorrow. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: DVA

Bára Kratochvílová and Jan Kratochvíl make up DVA (meaning two in Czech), a worldly duo that’s carved out its own sophisticated version of neo-pop. Employing a unique performance style—at times singing in an imaginary language—the pair charms its audience with an aural collage self-described as “pop for non-existing radios.” Modern folk specter Diane Cluck and […]

Alt-country act The Paisley Fields plays cuts from its new release, Oh These Urban Fences..., tomorrow at Fellini’s. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Paisley Fields

The Paisley Fields is a country band that could easily be heard on commercial radio, but what differentiates the Brooklyn act from the mainstream is its open approach to same-sex relationships. Frontman James Wilson grew up in Iowa and draws from influences such as Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks to write songs that reflect the […]