For several years, Beth Thornley has been one of the best and brightest performers in the local singer-songwriter scene, and her pop potential blossoms further on her new EP, Septagon. "Scrape your hands and knees, and put your heart back on your sleeve," the Alabama native pleads on "Say You Will," pumped up by buoyant piano and euphoric harmonies. Thornley keeps it cool and ethereal on "It Could Be," stretching her yearning entreaties out against a sky of sleek keyboards, and duets with Toad the Wet Sprocket's Glen Phillips on the intimate piano ballad "Last to Fall," on which their twined romantic laments burn soulfully through the haze. Last year, Thornley and her husband-collaborator, Rob Cairns, won an L.A. Weekly Theater Award (for Best Original Music) for their musical, Bad Apples.
Sat., April 26, 7:30 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 04/26/14)
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