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When Tina Schlieske isn’t putting her personal spin on jazz standards on her recent release Sinatra to Simone, she switches gears completely by using the energy of punk rock to make Pussygrabber, a boldly confrontational, politically charged, anti-Trump collaboration with Genital Panic. The Minneapolis native first came to attention with the more conventionally bluesy 2005 debut album, Slow Burn, a collection of soulful ballads and classic-rock reveries that featured ace guitarist James Burton (Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers). If it isn’t clear by now, Schlieske can do it all, a range she further demonstrated on 2009’s Evil Gal Blues and 2013’s Pinned Up, in which she saluted her Minnesota roots by remaking songs by Prince, Soul Asylum and Bob Dylan (she does a mournfully moving version of The Replacements’ “Sixteen Blue”). With Brooke Benson.

The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.; Wed., Jan. 8, 8 p.m.; $10; ages 21 & over. (323) 954-9400, www.themintla.com.