Indie Rock Singer Liz Phair Performs April 23

Indie rock queen Liz Phair brings her gritty, intimate lyrics to Mount Holyoke on April 23. (Photo: Katrin Thomas)

Liz Phair, veteran Lilith Fair rocker, headlines a rare live performance at Mount Holyoke on Friday, April 23. RCA recording artist David Mead will open the concert.

Fresh from her recent tour supporting another strong- willed female rock figure, Alanis Morissette, this Gen- X indie rock queen pushes the folk- rock envelope with gritty, intimate lyrics that just may make you blush. According to Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times, "Phair is a challenging and insightful songwriter whose material is peppered by the bite of Elvis Costello, the rowdiness of the Rolling Stone, and the intimacy of Joni Mitchell."

Now touring in support of her most recent release, whitechocolatespaceegg, Phair has overcome stage fright to become the darling of the indie rock scene. This latest album is marked by brash sexuality and sweeping sound that ranges from the sultry to pop. She continues to recharge the genre with her unique perspective, raw, honest lyrics, and unabashed celebration of life and desire.

Tickets are now on sale at the Blanchard information desk at $10 for MHC ID holders. (General public tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Northampton Box Office, For The Record in Amherst, About Music in Greenfield, and at Tix Unlimited at UMass.)