Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Allison Crutchfield (photo: James Chan) First thing's first: Never pay to go into a show if all you're going to is stand by the front and act like it's OK to play catch-up with your friends. Please do not speak during the band. Please take the conversation outside — don't just take it to the bar, go outside, and keep going until you no longer can speak. Thank you. This show was really important to me, because not only had I been waiting for it since it was announced, but I really needed to be there. I needed to hear [...]

Review: The Julie Ruin bring Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz to The Fillmore

(photos: Sydney Peterson) I am one of those people that gets really excited when a legendary band brings on a musician to open that I feel will be one day legendary. Though really, many can say that Allison Crutchfield is already a legend. She isn't even 30 and has already released a discography from a band she and her twin sister (Katie of Waxahatchee) started when they were teenagers; P.S. Eliot.  The Crutchfields always have had the spirit of Riot Grrrl in them, so hearing that Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz were opening for The Julie Ruin was the perfect surprise. [...]

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