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Singer-songwriter Shanta Paloma straddles a lot of worlds in her music. There’s a touch of Ani DiFranco-esque cutting-edge folk, a little bit of Boston musician poe’s multi-shaded gothish punk with a pop edge, but really, when you get right down to it, Paloma doesn’t really sound like anybody else. There’s a lot of soul in songs such as “Unspoken” and “Bad Monkey,” a lot of fight and a lot of vulnerability. Even in a song such as “Parallel Lives,” which is a pretty straightforward star-crossed-lovers song, her voice is smoky and low, her phrasing intricate. Paloma is a captivating singer, and definitely one worth watching. Shanta Paloma performs with Rocket Queen at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at The Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St., Worcester. (Victor D. Infante)