City Paper is not for tourists
If Lisa Loeb were to stare into Snow White’s enchanted mirror and ask “Who’s the fairest horn-rimmed-glasses-wearing singer-songwriter of them all?” she would probably glimpse Mirah looking back at her. Although Loeb and the Olympia, Wash.-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn might share a taste for eyewear and hushed balladry, their similarities end there: Mirah has graced neither reality television nor the Reality Bites soundtrack. On records such as 2004’s C’mon Miracle or the more recent Share This Place, her soft-sung lyrics peek out from behind a curtain of lo-fi hiss to offer quiet insight on problems both romantic and political. Mirah might never have a No. 1 single, but she still has a pretty fair set of songs. Mirah performs with Spectratone International at 8:30 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $13. (703) 522-8340.