Liz Phair

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Liz Phair

Liz Phair

In the 1990s, rock music fans were obsessed with this bonkers notion called “selling out,” which centered around the idea that musicians should be publicly shamed for wanting to actually make a living off their music. Expanding audiences, making money, getting radio airplay or MTV exposure: bad, bad, bad. Perhaps no one knows this more than Liz Phair, who released her influential debut album in 1993 and who has been accused of selling out pretty much every day since then. If Phair was the calculating mercenary she’s painted as, she wasn’t especially good at it. She had a single alternative radio hit (“Supernova”) in 1994 and nine years later a single pop hit (“Why Can’t I?”) which was so off-putting to older fans that her career never really recovered. She just released a memoir in the form of an essay collection called Horror Stories and new single, her first in many years (barring the occasional Christmas carol or Bollywood mixtape). This show is also an album release for Ian O’Neil. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with Phair and an autographed copy of her book.

November 15 2019


Date: November 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $35
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Columbus Theatre

270 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903 United States

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