With the ebb and flow of bands and styles in any musical community, it's easy to forget or overlook anyone involved in an area of a scene you don't know. Pam Puente was one-third of the punk-rock band Double-Barreled Slingshots last decade. Even if you weren't really into the group, there's no question that Puente put some air behind her vocals, and her presence as a frontwoman was undeniable. With The Dirty Lookers (due on Sunday, July 31 at Wax Trax), Puente teams up with other veterans of the Denver rock scene — such as Chris Kieft, Sara Fischer and Gerry Feit — for a band that doesn't try to fit into a narrow genre (as evidenced by its new record, the aptly titled Audiovoyeur). The outfit's bluesy and soulful music is visceral, earthy and (thank goodness) unironically heartfelt.
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