Sunday, April 5, 2009

Jill Sobule's new album was funded entirely by her fans. The New Yorker reports. Jill plays the Iron Horse on Saturday, May 9th at 7PM.

Pop Notes
Price Point
by Ben Greenman

This past year, Jill Sobule was in the news more for a song she didn’t write than for any of the songs she has written. Katy Perry’s pop hit “I Kissed a Girl” shared a title (but little else) with Sobule’s 1995 quirk-pop landmark, and Sobule spent much of the year fielding questions about the song that ranged from the well-meaning to the misinformed. The “I Kissed a Girl” hoopla obscured another, more interesting story, which was that Sobule, who had been dropped from two labels and saw two others fold while she was under contract, became one of the first artists to deal creatively with the collapse of the traditional music business. Story continues here.

Jill Sobule is a treat live and while we endorse all our shows (or we wouldn’t book ‘em!), Jill’s performance at 7PM on Saturday, May 9th at the Iron Horse gets, shall we say, THREE thumbs up.

Tickets Here.
Jill Sobule 5/9 @ Iron Horse

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