Middle East (Cambridge, MA)

photo by J TrittenPlayed at Middle East Upstairs with Brother Danielson, plus two other bands whose names escape me

My band: Amy Domingues (cello)

Photo by J. Tritten for Ink 19


Little Brother’s (Columbus, OH)

Played at Little Brother’s with Brother Danielson and Bubba Ho-Tep

My band: Amy Domingues (cello)

The Gold Dollar (Detroit, MI)

With: Brother Danielson

My band: Amy Domingues (cello), Shane Aspegren (drums)

Lounge Ax (Chicago, IL)

Played at Lounge Ax with Brother Danielson and the Immigrant Suns

My band: Amy Domingues (cello), Shane Aspegren (drums)

Truckstop Recording (Chicago, IL)

Played solo (all Janis Martin covers) on a bill with Simon Joyner, Michael Krassner and Glenn Kotche

Maxine interview by Zoe

An interview by Zoe Zolbrod that appeared in the final issue of MAXINE (the Body Issue). I’m not sure of the exact date. I know the phone interview happened on February 28, 1999.

Edith Frost Talks Head, Hands, Hair

It’s a sort of real-life, indie rock Cinderella story.  In the process of a divorce, singer-songer Edith Frost sends a home-made demo to Drag City, a hipper-than-thou record label whose artists she admires.  Some months later, her tape is discovered at the bottom of a slush pile, and the label is so blown away that they immediately release an Edith Frost EP and arrange for the singer to record a full length album backed by a couple of indie Chicago’s most respected musicians.  When Calling Over Time is released, a scattering of cool critics drool and Frost’s mournful, yearning voice is compared to those of the big guns: Patsy Cline’s and Billy Holiday’s.  Just when it seems that Frost’s softly, slowly twangy album and Texas roots are going to get her pegged as part of the alterna-country movement, she releases Telescopic, which opens with fuzzed-out guitar chords and doesn’t get any less psychedelic from there.  Although musically the albums differ, Frost’s soulful voice and vaguely, heart-rendingly true lyrics remain a constant, and the praise for these keeps on a-coming faster and louder.  For the body issue of Maxine, we asked this ethereal chanteuse to talk about the physical.

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Splendid e-zine interview

An interview I did with Jason Broccardo on 2/20/99 in a coffee shop near my house. The article’s still published on Splendid but I’m reprinting the text here for the sake of searchability and spelling corrections. :-)

Marfa, Texas: Pop. 2424

Edith Frost has never been to Marfa. She grew up in Texas and Mexico and has lived in New York. In support of her two albums, Frost has traveled across the US and Europe, but she has yet to go to Marfa. Instead, she named her publishing company after it.

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Chapelle Saint-Jacques (Vendôme, France)

photo by Barbara ManningPart of the LES FEMMES S’EN MÊLENT music festival

With: Barbara Manning, Sophie Moleta, Eszter Balint, Katell Keineg

My band: Ryan Hembrey (bass, guitar), David Grubbs (keyboards)

Photo by Barbara Manning


Le Divan Du Monde (Paris, France)

Part of the LES FEMMES S’EN MÊLENT music festival

With: Holden, Swandive, Katell Keineg, DJ Andrea Parker, DJ Ritu

My band: Ryan Hembrey (bass, guitar)

Paris, France

click for larger imageclick for larger imageMe and Ryan Hembrey at the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur. Photos by Emmanuel Plane.

Bit better in Brussels

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


I’m in Brussels now, I got my own hotel room at the Grand Hotel Mercure right by the venue we played at tonight, the Botanique, a sort of botanical garden-slash-events hall.  The show was pretty good — not that many people but they were very attentive & quiet.

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Le Botanique (Brussels, Belgium)

Part of the LES FEMMES S’EN MÊLENT music festival

With: Barbara Manning, Sweet Jane

My band: Ryan Hembrey (bass, guitar)

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L’Olympic (Nantes, France)

Part of the LES FEMMES S’EN MÊLENT music festival

With: Magga Stina, Eszter Balint, Edgar De L’Est

My band: Ryan Hembrey (bass, guitar)

Feeling shitty in Nantes

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


I’m in Nantes, in the dressing room at L’Olympic.  Ryan woke up at 6:30 am and left the hotel in Paris for a walk while I slept. They brought us some breakfast (coffee, orange juice & croissants) and Jean-Luc picked us up at 10am to take us to the train. We were early so I bought some postcards & stamps and mailed them off — to John, Mimo & Lindy and John M. in San Antonio.  I owe a lot of correspondence but that’s a start.  The train was incredibly fast! I had a window seat and slept a little bit when I wasn’t looking at the scenery.

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Notes from Paris

Note: This is a journal entry — it was written on paper or on my computer, then transferred to my website, maybe years later.


Hey guess what, I’m in Paris! I’m supposed to be in Bordeaux but we had trouble getting out of Chicago yesterday so we’re a day late — the Bordeaux show was cancelled.  :-( Our plane’s electric power generator failed while we were sitting on the tarmac waiting to leave — we sat there 3 hours and they replaced the generator, it also failed, and finally they let us off the plane and told us to come back in the morning.  The airline (United) put us up in a hotel by the airport — a French hotel no less! So we left around 7:30 am and arrived here around 10:30 pm Paris time. It’s me and Ryan in case you’re wondering about me saying "we" all the time.

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