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Those Darlins will try to keep ‘it’ under control Saturday night

Murfreesboro it-group Those Darlins play Saturday night at The Independent.

Don’t call Murfreesboro-based rock ‘n ‘rollers Those Darlins an indie-rock band.

“There’s no sex in indie rock,” says 29-year-old bassist Kelly Darlin. “It’s all bookish and literary and boring and trying to be clever and smart. It’s not rock ‘n’ roll.”

It’s quotes like that and songs like “Red Light Love” — even more than the fact they’ve got a dude drummer — that makes describing the increasingly popular Darlins as a “girl band” seem equally inadequate. They’re a woman band.

The group’s musical and spiritual influences — Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline — were never “girls.” They were women. They owned it. Ditto the Darlins.

“I would hope every individual own their sexuality,” Kelly says. “I would hope everyone has awareness of it and control over it.”

Watch Those Darlins keep it under control Saturday night at The Independent. In the meantime, check out our photos from the last (and first) time they played the Plains.

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Who: Those Darlins, Baby Baby, Bottle Up and Explode.

Where: The Independent, 203 Opelika Road.

When: Saturday, January 29,  10 p.m.

Info: $10 at the door.

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