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10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Liz Phair Songs

Back when indie rock was beginning to brew, singer-songwriter Liz Phair emerged as a bold, feminist pioneer in the developing scene. Unafraid to overshare or…
Ilana Kaplan | April 26, 2016 - 10:48 am

The Anniversary

Whip-Smart Turns 20

When Liz Phair tried to go full-on pop with her 2003 self-titled album, working with Avril Lavigne's songwriting team and posing in Xbox magazine ads,…
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2014 - 9:05 am

Deconstructing

Deconstructing: Liz Phair And Indie Rock Poptimism

As chronicled by Tom last Friday, Exile In Guyville made Liz Phair an indie rock hero. The album blazed new trails: a woman invading (and…
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2013 - 12:36 pm

More Liz Phair stories

Stream GRLMIC VOL1 Benefit Covers Comp Feat. Snail Mail, Lisa Prank, T-Rextasy, & More

Just yesterday, we premiered Sad13's cover of Carole King's "It's Too Late," which appears on a new compilation called GRLMIC VOL1 whose proceeds will go…
James Rettig | April 21, 2017 - 11:17 am

Read Bleached’s Can You Deal? Zine Feat. Liz Phair, Hayley Williams, Tegan Quin, & More

Bleached's recent Can You Deal? EP was released alongside a zine of the same name that features essays, art, and poetry from a stacked list…
James Rettig | April 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Watch Liz Phair Perform With Best Coast At Planned Parenthood Benefit In LA

Best Coast headlined Don't Sit Down, a benefit show to support Planned Parenthood, at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre last night. Organized by the band's…
Peter Helman | March 5, 2017 - 1:07 pm

Ryan Adams Talks Whiskeytown, Recording New Jenny Lewis & Liz Phair Albums On Beats 1

Ryan Adams' new album Prisoner is coming out next month, and he's also been working on albums by Jenny Lewis and Liz Phair. Adams recently…
Peter Helman | January 18, 2017 - 7:05 pm

Liz Phair Making Double Album With Ryan Adams

Liz Phair was one of the greatest musical minds to come out of the '90s, and her first three albums hold up just ridiculously well.
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2017 - 9:25 am

Beach Slang – “Chopsticks” (Liz Phair Cover)

Beach Slang are good at covering songs. Last year, the Philly-based band released their rendition of Dramarama's "Anything, Anything" and a few weeks ago they…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 28, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Watch Liz Phair Cover Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” In New Orleans

Liz Phair is the latest musician to cover a Prince song in honor of the late legend. At both of her shows in the past…
Peter Helman | April 24, 2016 - 9:04 pm

Watch Liz Phair Play New Song “Our Dog Days Behind Us”

Liz Phair and the Smashing Pumpkins embarked on their In Plainsong tour a few weeks back, and Phair has been performing a brand new song…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 6, 2016 - 2:33 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour With Liz Phair

Two very different forms of early-'90s Chicago alt-rock will come together at venues around North America this summer. The Smashing Pumpkins are headed out on…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2016 - 10:02 am

Watch Matador’s Unearthed ’90s Kids Show Feat. Liz Phair, Jon Spencer, & Ira Kaplan

In 1997, Matador Records released a double CD/LP compilation entitled What's Up Matador. In addition to tracks from indie royalty like Pavement, Spoon, the Fall,…
Peter Helman | January 26, 2016 - 10:31 pm

Liz Phair – “Ho Ho Ho” (Stereogum Premiere)

Liz Phair is the person responsible for Exile In Guyville and Whip-Smart, two of the point-blank greatest albums in indie rock history, but she's been…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Honeyblood – “Mesmerizing” (Liz Phair Cover)

Earlier this summer, the Scottish duo Honeyblood released a self-titled debut full of toothy, spirited, tough-minded DIY indie-pop. And now, for a sort of victory…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Watch Liz Phair, Ben Folds, Weird Al Audition For Star Wars’ Cantina Band

In honor of Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you, revenge of the fifth..."), CollegeHumor rounded up some musicians to audition for the…
James Rettig | May 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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