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July 25, 2005 // UPDATED 1:56 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Holly Day
Holly Day

Music with a bite

Think you know Twin Cities hip-hop? Probably not, because sometimes it seems like our brilliant hip-hop scene is so barely publicized here in town that it might as well not exist. Outside of the state, however, we're getting a reputation for having some of the most interesting and intelligent MCs in the country, and P.O.S. of Doomtree is right there at the top of the pile.

The Doomtree crew (featuring P.O.S., Dessa, Cecil Otter) writes and performs songs about artistic frustration, the declining moral state of the nation, indulging in a variety of libations, women's liberation, and - hmm, can't think of another "ation" word here. I never did say I could rap myself.

I like the band's logo, too - looks kind of like that fake tattoo Lou Diamond Philips sported while playing Ritchie Valens in "La Bamba," except instead of a flying guitar, it's a pair of winged dentures. Boy, wouldn't that be scary? Winged dentures, that is.

Immediately following Doomtree is the showing of Nicholas Ray's film "In a Lonely Place."

• M July 25, 7 p.m. Loring Park, 1382 Willow St. Free.

True love

Back when my husband and I were dating, he had this roommate named Dustin who used to call me "Holly Golightly." "Like Holly Golightly in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,'" I explained to Sherm the first time Dustin had called me that.

"So what, was she some kind of slut?" he asked, having not yet seen the movie himself and apparently making some dubious inference on my own character. Yes, ladies, he's all mine.

Holly Golightly the musician is probably as nice a girl as I am - probably even nicer. Getting her start in the Billy Childish all-girl splinter group, Thee Headcoatees, Golightly has released 10 albums of sweet and sassy original pop tunes, as well as covers of such diverse artists as Willie Dixon, Ike Turner, Lee Hazelwood, Wreckless Eric and Bill Withers. She's also recorded with lots of other musicians, including The White Stripes, The Greenhornes and Rocket from the Crypt.

• F July 29, 8 p.m. 7th Street Entry, 701 1st Ave. $10. 332-1775, www.first-avenue.com.

Holly Day can be reached at lalena@bitstream.net.