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Kinnie Starr, Anne Schaefer, , Manik, OS12

Thu. May 26th 2005 9:30pm - 12am Central Bar & Grill (No Minors) 9:30pm - 12am
$13 Adv. / $15 Door
"Sexy, androgynous, and full of 'tude, Kinnie Starr is a hip hop, trip-hop diva with tastes that run from the Dream Warriors and De La Soul to PJ Harvey and Tricky."-L.A. Buzz Weekly

Moving effortlessly from spoken word to trip hop, funk and pop, from silk screening to graffiti to acting, Vancouver-based Kinnie Starr has been a member of Canada's creative community since she emerged on the music scene in 1995. "Hip hop aggro-groove," wrote the L.A. Weekly after the release of her debut album Tidy in 1996. Her follow-up disc Tune Up came out in 2000 and had Toronto's NOW magazine describing it as rich with "visceral rhymes, napalm delivery, spoken word montages and eagle-eyed surveillance of the three S's-sexuality, spirituality and society." Starr's latest recording Sun Again, (Violet Inch), places more emphasis on the music and less on pointed political statements. Intelligent and sensual, it's head-nodding pop reminiscent of the lazy pace of Sade, India.Arie and the playful musings of De La Soul. Adding to the session are the voices of collaborators Kia Kadiri, Moka Only, Spek (Dream Warriors) and Coco Love Alcorn.

Kinnie Starr

"At any point in her performance and you're never sure exactly when she'd step off the stage and into your face, this close. She could be seducing. she could be threatening, she could be trying to get you to rap with her." -- The Toronto Star ============= "Kinnie Starr doesn't shut up and sit tight when something pisses her off. In the six y... more info

Anne Schaefer

ANNE SCHAEFER offers up a stunning jazz/folk fusion in promotion of her debut album "Twelve Easy Pieces" that has been heralded as "...simply sultry..." a " of art..." and "...extraordinarily well-crafted and orchestrated...". more info
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