Your Daily Lick: 77 El Deora

Hammer and Tongs (Western Independent Recordings)

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Espousing sentiments like I'm high on life, I'm just short on cash and Don't ask me no questions, I won't tell you no lies, San Francisco "neo-noir honkey tonk" band 77 El Deora, anchored by vocalist Jenn Courtney and songwriter Maurice Tani, tends to play it safe. The approach finally clicks with a closing cover of Peggy Lee's 1969 existentialist pop hit "Is That All There Is?"

At Café Royale (800 Post St., San Francisco) on September 24. 8 p.m., free

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