THE STRANGER, 07.03.2003
UP & COMING
By Tizzy Asher
MIRAH, DEAR NORA, NOMY LAMM, SINI ANDERSON, RIGAMORTIS
Nomy Lamm is one of the few performers around who has consistently transformed sparkling eye shadow and feather boas into political objects. The Olympia singer/drama queen/writer (now transplanted to Chicago) is touring with a live version of her latest record, Effigy, a sleek collection of accordion- and keyboard-based tunes that may have the distinct honor of being the glossiest dance-pop record ever produced in Olympia. The Effigy show involves Lamm assuming the role of pop diva (complete with headset mic!), while her co-performers, including Sister Spit's Sini Anderson (who co-directed), rapper Rigamortis, and baton twirler Laurel Kirtz, create a synchronized array of chaose and make hash of gender roles. If you're a manly man, come prepared to have all your conceptions about female sexuality upended; if you're a girly girl, wear your best glitter and glitz and shake it. If you're somewhere in between, then consider yourself Lamm's target audience.
SEATTLE WEEKLY , 07.03.2003
UP & COMING
By Leah Greenblatt
MIRAH, DEAR NORA, NOMY LAMM, RIGAMORTIS, SINI ANDERSON
We're still not sure why all the now-nationless Lilith fairies have yet to jump on Mirah's hot little motorboat. After all, she's got the gently melodic guitars, the sweet, clear voice, and the engagingly confessional lyrics. But then again, she's also a strange, intense little artist on K Records who sings unabashedly about romantic obsession from every angle, and does so approximately 4 million times better than any of the gooey-eyed, Pier One candle-scented crap inhabiting the main stage at most of those womynly festivals. Go buy a copy of the daunting, haunting, straight-up amazing Phil Evrum-produced Advisory Committee and see for yourself. Told you.
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