"Between Two Fires"
Is it possible to be profoundly melancholy without the splash of tears? Goodbye Ronnie's "Between Two Fires" is a moody affair with an affinity for atmosphere and glimmering optimism that covers up the bruises. That's partially a result of the sonic dichotomy between the ragged male vocals of Ronnie Lickers sparring with the coquettish trill of his female counterpart, Hope Kallback. The whole CD doesn't wallow exclusively in the minor tranquility. Songs like "True, True, True" kick into boogie territory without losing their cavernous soul. Goodbye Ronnie performs a CD-release show Saturday, April 5, 8 p.m. at the Firehouse Saloon.