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Show Preview: Emile Autumn and the Birthday Massacre, the Crofoot Fri. Nov. 22

This Friday two great, iconic artists with female leads will be taking the stage at the Crofoot to perform a memorable show of emotion and beauty. First up is the Birthday Massacre with Chibi on vocals along with her bandmates that have played their own brand of sizzling indie electronic rock. I've seen the Birthday Massacre three times and with each show they have grown stronger and more powerful in their presentation. Chibi remains the playful but neurotic sprite dancing around the stage with a smile that transforms into a crazed grimace and full throttle growl. Their latest album "Hide and Seek" revealed more of their ability to write competent dark but still catchy rock songs.

Next on the show is Emile Autumn, a standout artist that defies easy categorization, as she is a violinist, singer, actress and much more.  With appearances on Leno and Letterman as part of Courtney Love’s band, glossy magazine covers throughout the world, and guest spots on albums by such artists as Love, Otep, Billy Corgan, and TV’s “Metalocalypse”, not to mention her starring role in the film phenomenon that is Darren Lynn Bousman’s “The Devil’s Carnival” (an awesome little movie you should check out) under her corset strings, Emilie Autumn’s devilishly dark lyrics, metal-shredding violin solos, and industrial strength voice reinvent “gothic” for the masses. 

Her latest album “Fight Like A Girl”, also known as "F.L.A.G". pulls listeners ever deeper into the her realm 
passionate, theatrical rock. F.L.A.G. tells a historical horror story through 17 tracks that takes her fans on a wild roller coaster ride of the seductive and the bizarre.

Emile's live show which has been described as more akin to a Broadway musical than a standard rock performance, is a sexy circus of glam-rock burlesque, backed by scantily-clad female performers known to her devoted fans as the Bloody Crumpets. Featuring EA’s signature electric violin pyrotechnics, heartbreakingly lush orchestrations, hardcore beats, and menacing lyrics growled with enough intensity to make your hair stand on end, the resulting noise is a harpsichord-heavy romp through Victorian asylums where screaming is allowed and girls always get revenge.