Liz Phair just wants to have fun

Having concluded (perhaps) that being hated is preferable to being ignored, Liz Phair took to her website last year to follow up 2005’s ultra-bland Somebody’s Miracle with Funstyle, a purposely low-rent bit music-biz satire that has attracted more critical eye-rolls than her notorious collab with Avril Lavigne’s peeps. Don’t believe the anti-hype: With its giddy-goofy rap tracks and occasional radio-pop choruses, Funstyle is indeed a good deal of fun, and no less confrontational than the sacrosanct Exile in Guyville. Figure she’ll play at least one song from the thing tonight.
Wed., Jan. 26, 8 p.m., 2011
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