"It's important for us to keep that smoky, café-like feel, using both acoustic and electric instruments," she insists. "Our approach is to keep it real, to play with the intimacy of seeing us in your living room, rather than at some massive rave somewhere buried by tons of heartless equipment."
Sunset Room, the Starlight Mints and Steve Burns perform at The Detroit Bar, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 642-0600. Thurs., Aug. 21, 9 p.m. $7. 21+.