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Annie Girl and the Flight @ Bottom of the Hill 

Wednesday, Mar 23 2016
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San Francisco band Annie Girl and The Flight have gone through quite a few iterations. The brainchild of singer Annie Lipetz, the band started out as a folk act, replete with live strings and twangy guitar. After a fiasco at the Great American Music Hall — wherein 20 musicians were left without sheet music, leading them to improvise for eight minutes — Lipetz decided to chuck folk and tone it down. "It was heartbreaking for me," she says , "and I decided to go back to my punk roots and just have a four-piece band after that." The next phase of Annie Girl, which you can hear in their EP Pilot Electric, gravitated towards stripped-down indie-pop, overladen with Lipetz's saccharine vocals. Bodies, the band's 2015 sophomore album, marked another evolution for the band, this time into the realm of garage-rock. After the band's summer 2015 tour with Against Me, Lipetz says she "wanted to turn the whole energy of the band up like 10 notches," so she added a new rhythm section. That said, there's no telling what the band's next album or show will sound like, but you can bet they won't sound like anything before it. "It's humorous watching people try to define our genre," Lipetz says. "I just can't stand to put myself in a box."

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