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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bird Flu Creator M.I.A. Infects SF's Rickshaw Today

Posted By on Sat, Jul 28, 2007 at 6:00 AM

Following up on her last single “Bird Flu,” which propagated online earlier this year, M.I.A. has just released her second new song, “Boyz.” The latter tune and its kinetic Jamaican-themed video seem to suggest that M.I.A.’s forthcoming album Kala will dig deeper into her singular, electro-charged funk sound and be at least as fierce as her genre-smashing debut Arular. Visa difficulties have caused the U.K. citizen to cancel some past performances in this country, but a recent Village Voice story makes it sound like the performer is now in the clear. A San Francisco M.I.A. show in such a small venue is almost certain to get crowded, so arrive early when M.I.A. performs on Saturday, July 28, at Rickshaw Stop at 9 p.m. Admission is $25; call 861-2011 or visit for more info.-- Tamara Palmer

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