Voice Choices

David Dondero

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Folk singer David Dondero cheekily titled his forthcoming album # Zero With a Bullet, a play on music-industry speak to mean the opposite of a hit—and that perfectly captures his appeal. A chronic cynic, the singer pedals heartrending tales of disappointment with an impish smirk, a cracked voice, and a turn of phrase like, “If you break my heart, you bought it.” Luckily, Dondero usually offers more laughs than tears. With Polite Sleeper and Sea of Bees.

Sun., July 11, 7:30 p.m., 2010