"Is anyone out there wearing shoulder pads?" asked Dawn Landes as she took the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg Monday night to perform her take on Bob Dylan's "Dark Eyes." The audience cooed in response, happy to humor her '80s reference and more than willing to listen to the Kentucky singer-songwriter offer her take on an obscure Dylan track from his 1985 record Empire Burleseque.
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Brooklyn's ample Dylan-loving audience had been drawn to celebrate the release of an ATO Records compilation titled Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume 1 (out 3/25), a project that was spearheaded by producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O'Brien. Entering the venue Monday felt like entering a coven--that many Bob-obsessed fans in one place without his presence was odd, and a little enticing. The show flyer boasted special guests.
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