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Critic's Choice: Girls Walk By at the Skylark

My Sister Outlaw was an eclectic, all-female band that played poppy rock music and possessed a stage presence with a theatrical flair. In 2008, when that band broke up, Suzi Bromfield, Jocelyn Holst and Andrea Allen kept in touch and continued to experiment with music together with a new drummer, even though they didn't quite know what would come of it. The result was Girls Walk By (due at the Skylark this Friday, October 29), which debuted earlier this year at an edition of the Titwrench-affiliated event Surfacing. If My Sister Outlaw displayed the interests of each of its members before coming together to write songs, Girls Walk By is much more unified in weaving together psychedelic rock and pop with expertly executed three-part harmonies.  Without dumbing things down, this band makes good-time music with something to say.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.