First Avenue, JAM and Vita.MN present LILY ALLEN
With her omnivorous musical tastes and cheeky attitude, London-based pop singer/songwriter Lily Allen made a name for herself almost as soon as she released her demos on the Internet. The daughter of comedian Keith Allen, Lily spent most of her childhood bouncing from one school to another -- in fact, she attended 13 different schools between the ages of five and 15. This constant moving meant she didn't have much of a chance to make lasting friendships, so Allen entertained herself with books and, especially, music: she listened to everything from T. Rex, the Specials, and the Slits to the Happy Mondays and drum'n'bass, and even ran away to see the Glastonbury Festival when she was 14. After she left school a year later, she realized that ... Read More...
by Heather Phares
We are a musical wrecking ball with a giant cupcake attached to the end of the chain. We are a tea party with your whole pre-school class dressed in purple sweatpants and turtlenecks. We are a foreign film without subtitles. We are the two-week high school beard that should be shaved off but you gotta just give it time to grow! We are sexual dynamite.