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I know. You want to move to Canada. But our neighbors to the north have so much—why would they take you? In addition to a Bush-free life, they enjoy better access to health care, medicinal marijuana, my favorite beer (Alberta’s Big Rock Trad), and folk singer-songwriter Julie Doiron. Her latest, Goodnight Nobody, is as spare as a Canadian winter, dwelling on such frigid subjects as loneliness and desolation: “I’ve forgotten what it means to hold you/Oh, I’ve forgotten what it means to laugh.” The former bassist for Eric’s Trip, Doiron now focuses most of her efforts on her voice, supplementing it with the simplest of guitar lines. Doiron plays with Kevn Kinney at 8 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $15. (703) 255-1566. (Catherine P. Lewis)