I May Be Too Old To Rock, But Thankfully, The Breeders Are Not

People — writers, fans, music executives — don't really know what to do with an aging female musician. I'm not talking about someone like Celine Dion or Cher, whose popularity was never based on some amorphous idea of coolness or relevance. I'm not even talking about our beloved Liz Phair, who still plasters short,… »7/14/08 1:00pm7/14/08 1:00pm

Last Night Liz Phair Descended On The Pampered Aging Nineties Theme Park That Is New York And Today We IM-ed About It

Yesterday Jessica and I went to see the musician Liz Phair play an intimate concert in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the highly underappreciated cult album Exile In Guyville. The crowd was somewhat disappointingly subdued, chiefly because they couldn't really sing along word-for-word as one usually does in… »6/26/08 2:20pm6/26/08 2:20pm

Exile In Guyville: Did Liz Phair Predict Your Life? Or Did She Actually Dictate It?

It is the fifteenth anniversary of Exile In Guyville. What more, at this point, could we possibly say about Exile In Guyville? WRONG QUESTION, bitches! (Better question: Why on earth isn't Jezebel devoting a post to each song on Exile In Guyville? Answer: Why, what a capital idea! How did you go about becoming a… »6/04/08 3:30pm6/04/08 3:30pm

Your favorite non-Bjork 90s indie rock chanteuse Liz Phair is writing a novel!

Your favorite non-Bjork 90s indie rock chanteuse Liz Phair is writing a novel! This way hopefully, Avril Lavigne's evil production team can't fuck it up and she will have to do that all herself. We learn this courtesy the New York Times Book Review, which mini-profiled her (and had someone draw a really flattering… »4/07/08 1:20pm4/07/08 1:20pm