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Music, Reviewed Holly Golightly

Holly Golightly

Accompanied by the Brokeoffs — actually Texan multi-instrumentalist Lawyer Dave — Holly Golightly draws upon pre-rock-'n'-roll–era blues. On her latest release, Dirt Don't Hurt, she specifically hits the nexus where blues was transitioning from acoustic to electric styles — think…
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Calendar, Night&Day

The Bows of Holly

After breaking away from the Headcoatees, the Billy Childish-conceived garage girl-group for which she sang in 1995, it didn't take Holly Golightly long to find a signature sound. Though she's gone down a few different stylistic paths over the course…
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Dining, Eat Presents and Future

Presents and Future

In Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly says, "I simply trained myself to like older men, and it was the smartest thing I ever did." I don't think I trained myself to like the holidays, exactly; I think I…
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Music, Reviewed Holly Golightly

Holly Golightly

I have to admit that I was less than enthusiastic about the prospect of sitting through a new Holly Golightly album, another Valium-drip-slow trip through retro land, complete with a pit stop at the Beer Soaked Roadside Juke Joint, in…
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Calendar, Performance Making the Cut

Making the Cut

THURS 10/28 It's somewhat of a cliché for actors, whether they're stage- or screen-bound, to ask themselves, "Do I have what it takes to direct?" Good question. Directing requires a wide range of knowledge and experience, coupled with an iron…
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Music, Reviewed Holly Golightly

Holly Golightly

You can almost hear the clank and settle before the record starts: A coin drops into the coffee shop jukebox, the machine whizzes as the vinyl disc falls beneath the needle. All of this is clearly audible in between the…
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Music, Breakfast  at Bluesville

Breakfast at Bluesville

When British Prime Minister Tony Blair swept back into office a couple of weeks ago, English garage rock goddess Holly Golightly was not among the voters at the polls. Instead, she was here in the Bay Area, working on her…
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Music, Holly Golightly; Ludella Black

Holly Golightly; Ludella Black

Since its debut in the early 1990s, British garage rock goddess Holly Golightly's grrl group, Thee Headcoatees, has carried the banner of stylish, finely crafted electric blues as ably as any band imaginable. Still, many people have justifiably seen Thee…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Breakfast at Tiffany's When Audrey Hepburn broke through in 1953's Roman Holiday, studio flacks dubbed her "the screen's most adorable new star." But "adorable" doesn't come close to capturing her wit and winsomeness; she had a bounty of spontaneous humor…
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