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Nikki Lane 

8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

Nikki Lane will outdrink you.

Glynis Selina Arban

Nikki Lane will outdrink you.

Unless you consider plaid shirts and rhinestone snaps haute couture, country-rock musicians aren't known as fashionistas. Honky-tonk hellcat Nikki Lane hasn't broken through to any New York runways or Nashville star searches, but she puts a wrinkle to the rule with sparkling style and mischievous twang. Based in Music City, Lane delivers her heartbroken tales with the wayward wail of a granddaughter to Wanda Jackson and the doomed neo-soul of a kindred spirit to Amy Winehouse. She can drink you under the table and still come up looking finer than the over-coiffed stars she writes and sings rings around.

Rummage Sale: Earlier this year, Lane opened High Class Hillbilly, a vintage boutique in Nashville that's jammed with retro finds from her coast-to-coast tours.

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