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Ari Up and the Slits

The Slits

The Slits, Mercury Lounge, Wednesday March 5, 2008 – NYC

It’s not 1976 any more, but it was great to see Ari Up per­form Slits songs. She’s so full of ener­gy, still sport­ing those crazy dread­locks, and was wear­ing a fan­tas­ti­cal­ly ter­ri­ble Amer­i­can-Appar­el-gone-wrong hand craft­ed space out­fit. At one point she com­plained about the tights, and encour­aged every­one to shoplift from AA.

Cut is still a clas­sic record from the post-punk peri­od, and I espe­cial­ly love their cov­er of I Heard it Through the Grapevine. See them at SXSW, or on tour this spring – see Myspace for details.