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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jones St.' drops today

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Lyric Jones' debut album, Jones St. drops today, but the release party isn't happening 'til Saturday, February 18 at Apache Cafe, so you've got a full week-and-a-half to learn it, feel it, and go to the show and sing it back to her.

A few of these songs have already leaked out onto the Internet ("Trapped In The City Lights," "Gotta Go," "Loss On Repeat"), but in the context of the whole album, Jones' talents come into full view. There's some singing here, and some rapping, detailing the introspective journey of an M.C. on the grind, reaching for a higher playing field by showing off the learned wisdom of an artist who's moved beyond the ranks of a prodigy.

For the release party, a handful of the album's guest voices join Jones on stage, including the one and only J-Live, along with Culture Starter, Stanza, Trackstar the DJ, and your host for the evening, Fort Knox. $10. 10 p.m. Apache Café. 64 3rd St. 404-876-5436.

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