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Today's featured event: Candye Kane rocks the joint at Oskar Blues

Feeling down in the dumps, all cooped up at work on a Monday when the sun is shining and the trees are green? Yeah. Where did the weekend go? But salvation can be found in the foothills north of Boulder tonight, in the trimmed-down form of naughty roots-music belter Candye Kane, who's back on the road after a battle with cancer that left her more than 100 pounds lighter yet still full of life. Plus, there's truly no better place on the Front Range to see this hard-luck advocate of the human undertow than at Oscar Blues, 303 Main Street in Lyons. Its big, greasy roadhouse ambience will easily make this show way more than you bargained for: filled to the brim with up-close raunch, roll and crowd-pleasing double entendre.

The somewhat less-voluptuous Kane will wrap her voice around tunes from an upcoming CD, Superhero (her ninth), beginning tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10; visit Oskar Blues online or call 303-823-6685 for concert information. In the meantime, check out Kane's website for information on how to order her Therapeutic Bra Pillow, a home accessory like no other, each created from an undergarment guaranteed to have been worn by Kane herself. Whoa.

And if you miss out tonight, Ms. Kane will reprise her performance on Wednesday, May 20, at the Boulder Outlook Hotel; tix there are $15. Call 303-443-3322.

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