Regular readers know we’re big fans of chanteuse Hannah von der Hoff, a singer-songwriter who’s played everywhere from Icehouse to the Red Stag Supper Club to the Dakota, either solo or with The Dangertones backing her, and the Aster Cafe, where she’s also the booker. Now von der Hoff is putting her smokey stylings on an album, with a kickstarter kickoff party on Friday with Lucky Dutch to launch the recording. Get prepped for the show and upcoming album with our Quick Q+A with HvdH. Friday, 9 PM. $6. —Edward Halmon

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