Home base: Logan SquareNeed to know: Before forming her band in Kansas (and then moving to Chicago about two years ago), singer/guitarist Hawley Shoffner performed ukulele-centered bedroom pop. Now, however, she has embraced a fuller, more electric approach. “I’ve heard that I look like a very unlikely person to play electric guitar, so usually people are surprised that it’s as loud as it actually is,” says Shoffner, 24. Thanks to her highly expressive voice, “Dirt” achieves something sweet underneath all the raucousness, while “Suzannah” and “Sirs and Madams” take control of your foot and your heart, respectively.Influences: John Cale, PJ Harvey, FugaziLive show: All electric guitar, which delivers something livelier than the band’s self-titled recordClaim to fame: Performing at venues like Lincoln Hall and Subterranean, “’ ’cause I’ve never been able to play legit venues or anything like that,” says Shoffner.
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