To girls in the 90s, Liz Phair is a rock and roll icon. Her critically-acclaimed album “Exile in Guyville,” defined a generation of smart girls who were fed up with playing nice. From “Canary” to “6’1″” to “Fuck and Run” each track was rife with emotional honesty, sharp lyrics, and a lo fi sound that won fans, accolades, and many imitators. But there’s only one Liz Phair and we were thrilled to host her during SXSW at the IFC Crossroads House in Austin, Texas.
Our SXSW musical host, Ted Leo, sat down with Liz Phair to talk rock and roll, making mischief, and life as a superstar:
After the interview, Liz picked up her guitar and played a set to wow the crowd gathered at the IFC Crossroads House. Fans sang along as she played hits from “Whipsmart,” “Exile in Guyville” and her latest album “Funstyle.”