Never mind the protestation of the indie nation: GuyvilleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premier provocateur, Liz Phair, sounded great doing bright-and-shiny mall pop on her controversial 2003 album (also named Liz Phair), which vividly captured the triumph and the torment of an outsider angling her way in. Where she really floundered was on that discÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s follow-up, the bored-and-boring SomebodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Miracle. As a result, she now faces indifference rather than scornÃ¢â‚¬”so before she wraps up work on a new studio album due this fall on Dave MatthewsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ATO label, Phair is wisely reminding listeners of how important she once was with a 15th-anniversary reissue of her 1993 masterpiece, Exile in Guyville; itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s out June 24 with bonus tracks and a retrospective documentary. Tonight, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll perform the album in its entiretyÃ¢â‚¬”jokes, tunes, heartbreak, and all.
Wed., June 25, 7 p.m.; Thu., June 26, 7 p.m., 2008