Falkow? Isn't that the guy who wanted to Rock Me, Amadeus? A simple no will suffice. The '80s have thankfully ended, and Falco died a few years back (the guys from Shprockets are still in mourning). But Nancy Falkow is very much alive, along with a very mature, very soulful folk rock sound that recalls Carole King and Sheryl Crow. Sounds like she shoulda been on Lilith Fair. Wait a minute...she was. Nancy won the Lilith local talent search in 1998 and got invited to perform with the Indigo Girls in front of a sold-out crowd at the E-Centre. If you missed that show and still haven't had the pleasure, head down to the Tin Angel on July 29th, where Nancy will share a night of acoustic wonders with fellow sistren Amber DeLaurentis and Dierdre Flint (she's also back at the Angel in November to open two shows for Richie Havens). You are guaranteed to find 10 reasons why Falkow was nominated for Best Female Vocalist and Best Folk Artist in the City Paper Reader's Choice Awards. Reason number 1 is the sheer originality of the songs, which twist and turn through quirky chords and surprises that leave you guessing. This is no easy task in a world swamped with three-chord tree huggers and the cookie-cutter members of the Jewel crew. It only gets better -- Maneo was fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of Nancy's newest album. GET IT when it comes out. Period. But for now, you'll have to settle for www.nancyfalkow.com.