HOME GAMES Liz Hysen and her band, Picastro, celebrate the release of their new disc at the Music Gallery Sunday (September 16) as part of the X-Avant fest (September 13-16). $15, advance $12.
NICKNAME "Don't have one."
POSITION Guitar, violin, piano, vocals and whatever else she can get her hands on.
TEAM MEMBERS Brandon Valdivia (drums); Nick Storring (cello, electronics); for this show Evan Clarke does a guest spot on guitar and Owen Pallett plays viola.
ROOKIE YEAR " Was in a goth band in high school. Couldn't really play a show for a while without throwing up. Started Picastro in 1997."
LEAGUE "Passive-aggressive music. It's for people who like to drink alcohol and don't like to talk too much."
STATS Red Your Blues (2002); Metal Cares (2005); new record, Whore Luck, is out this week.
SPECIAL TALENTS "Cooking. I've been into raw food lately. I make a mean kombucha."