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Re: [Live-Shows-VA-DC-MD-Concerts-Clubs] Announcing New Meetup: Liz Phair @ 9:30 Club w/ US Royalty

From: David
Sent on: Friday, November 19, 2010 1:32 AM
Hey J,
Always happy to hear from you and glad we are planning a few show that interest you.  Hopefully we will actually get to go to this show.  I already bought my Liz Phair ticket when I ordered a ticket for Carbon Leaf next Wednesday, so you will have to get yours alone and pay the ticket charges (sorry).  Better yet bring a few friends to the Liz show and share the costs. If you want cross list any of my shows on you idea page, I am fine with it.  Heck, we would love to be at 500+ members with 40+ showing up each time so any cross promotion you want to do, we welcome. 
How was the Saturday night dinner?  Sorry, I just could not make it. Multiple meetup commitments and my normal Saturday game group made it just too tough to work in.  Your page says you only had 11 for dinner, down a bit in size from the big 40 people meetups.  11 is a nice dinner size and it looked like a good mix of guys and gals.  Any plans for a winter play?  I received an email today from the Keegen Theatre on the opening this weekend of a play called Golden Boy about a boxer.
Hope to see you sometime before the Liz show in mid December.
Take care,

From: Jeryl
Sent: Thursday, November 18,[masked]:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Live-Shows-VA-DC-MD-Concerts-Clubs] Announcing New Meetup: Liz Phair @ 9:30 Club w/ US Royalty

I'm there.

Jeryl Parade
Cell:  860/[masked]
Email:  [address removed]

-----Original Message-----
From: David <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, Nov 18,[masked]:02 am
Subject: [Live-Shows-VA-DC-MD-Concerts-Clubs] Announcing New Meetup: Liz Phair @ 9:30 Club w/ US Royalty

Announcing a new Meetup for Live Shows VA / DC / MD Concerts & Clubs!

What: Liz Phair @ 9:30 Club w/ US Royalty

When: Friday, December 17,[masked]:00 PM

Where: 9:30 Club
815 V St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tickets $25

The sexy and always controversial Liz Phair returns to the 9:30 Club for the first time in about 5 years. Liz is always a treat and usually rocks the joint pretty hard. This is a Friday night with 8 pm doors. I hope the group can meet for some dinner and and a little pre show Christmas cheer. Dinner location to be determined.

I have also seen the opening band US Royalty opening for someone else a couple of years ago. They are a sold up and coming band. This should be a fun show.

Blurb from 9:30 club below:
"Growing out of the American underground of the late '80s, Liz Phair fused lo-fi indie rock production techniques with the sensibility and structure of classic singer/songwriters. Exile in Guyville, her gold-selling debut album, was enthusiastically praised upon its 1993 release and spawned a rash of imitators during the following years, particularly American female singer/songwriters. For her part, Phair wasn't able to fully break into the mainstream, even with the support of the press and MTV. Whip-Smart, her second album, was heavily promoted upon its 1994 release, yet despite its relatively strong chart positions, it was viewed as a disappointment and Phair's momentum declined steadily during the mid-'90s, as she took several years to record her third album. Phair quietly retreated from the spotlight during 1995, marrying Jim Staskausas, a Chicago-based film editor who had previously worked on Phair's videos. Later that summer, she released the Juvenilia EP, which was essentially the "Jealousy" single amplified with the first official release of Girlysound material. Her long-delayed, much-anticipated third LP, whitechocolatespaceegg, finally appeared in mid-1998. Five years later, Phair returned with a controversial self-titled album. Liz Phair, which appeared in June 2003, found her working with singer/songwriter Michael Penn and the Matrix, the latter of whom had risen to prominence in the pop world by launching artists like Avril Lavigne. Jimmy Chamberlin, Wendy Melvoin, and Pete Yorn also contributed to Phair's newly slick sound. When Liz Phair appeared, though, it was panned by purist rock critics and militant Liz nerds who felt she'd sold them out with the record's pop star sensibilities. Another album, Somebody's Miracle, appeared in fall 2005, but its relatively soft sound resulted in the slowest sales of Phair's career. After reissuing Exile in Guyville in 2008, Phair began working on a number of offbeat, highly unconventional songs, many of which dealt with her recent departure from Capitol Records. Tired of working with record labels, she chose to release the material herself. Funstyle was appropriately released on her own website in July 2010, with the bhangra-influenced "Bollywood" becoming the album's first single." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusicGuide

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