Foxy frontwoman for the Rolling Stones-approved T.O. nouvelle vague squad, who roll into the Kool Haus Friday and Saturday (February 24 and 25).
The Chap - Ham
"We discovered these guys while on tour in the UK - the drummer was the only person around with normal hair, and we hit it off. They can't tour in the States cuz someone got arrested once, but the Wire gave the disc a favourable review, and everyone I've played it for buys it on import. I'm addicted to this album because of the lyrics. "
Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill
"Why does the world keep killing its poets? I like this record possibly too much. It's my Christmas album - the song about a junkie Santa hanging needles on Elliott's tree is my Good King Wenceslas. Phony upbeat restaurant music depresses me; Elliott's guitar playing, songwriting and voice are more uplifting than any dance track. "
Jason Collett - Idols Of Exile
"I know I'm singing on this record and shouldn't use my Celeb Spins moment to shine a spotlight on my extended family, but this disc got me through Metric's fall tour. We played Brownie Hawkeye so often and at such a high volume on the bus that a crass inversion of the title became part of our low-life vernacular. "