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Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles to headline free campus concert

RELEASED: Sept. 1, 2010

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Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles

EAU CLAIRE — Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles will headline a free outdoor concert Sept. 10 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Eau Claire indie-folk duo Cait and Winn will be the special guest at the show, which will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall. (The event's rain site is the Council Fire Room, Davies Center.)

Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles is a six-piece acoustic explosion that won City Pages' 2008 Picked to Click award for the best new band on the Twin Cities scene.

"Their unique songs, which combine folk and jazz with dashes of Gypsy, polka, country, and the tiniest bit of punk, appeal to just about everybody," City Pages wrote. "Armed with a ukulele and backed by a swaggering band of five of her biggest fans, Michelle is an unassuming yet commanding force. Her voice, initially shocking in its hard-edged veracity but eventually mesmerizing, swoops through the high and low ranges with ease, and is surpassed only by her talent for whistling like a joyous, note-perfect songbird. Her songs guide listeners through tales of loves won and lost, told with a cool detachment and wry sense of humor that highlight her ability to construct the perfect anti-fairy tale."

"Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles' music is a unique blend of delicious sounds," wrote The Cedar Cultural Center. "A little bit of hot club jazz, a dash of the old time string band sound, and a dollop of gang vocal harmony all served over beats you can dance to. And an abundance of adorability — there is no shortage of adorability."

The band's discography includes "Orange Peels and Rattlesnakes" (2008), "Special Party Time for Everybody" (2009) and a new CD to be released in October.

Sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate, the free concert is open to all ages.

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