Though often augmented by additional players, Friction Farm is at heart the duo of singer/bassist Christine Stay and singer/guitarist Aidan Quinn (no, not the actor). Stay's voice has the reflective tenderness of 10,000 Maniacs-era Natalie Merchant and the commandingly emotive range of Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, while Quinn's guitar combines dulcet jangle, down-home picking, and chunks of stadium-rocking power chords. If this be the stuff of uncool, then call me Barney Fife.
Friction Farm performs at 10 p.m. Sunday, February 27, at Dada, 52 Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. The show is free. Call 561-330-3232.