A show preview by China Martens which appeared in the April 17-23, 2002 (Vol. 36 #29) issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian…
April 19 – Friday
If you’re a fan of laid-back, melancholic country-style folk music, Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edith Frost is the gal for you. Sounding somewhat like indie vocalist Liz Phair, Frost — a devoted collector of cowgirl memorabilia — writes songs, most in a minor key, that examine love, especially disappointment in love. The gentle vocal phrasings on her third album, last year’s Wonder Wonder (Drag City), belie the frequent bitterness in her songs. In "Further" she sings, "Further down the ladder my brave fireman reaches out, he’s gonna drop me down and leave me further behind." Local indie trio the Court and Spark, Chicago band Central Falls, and Olympia’s Sarah Dougher also play.
9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F. $10. (415) 621-4455.