City Paper is not for tourists
Girl Loves Distortion drummer Jenn Izza isn’t the first woman to immortalize a tomboy past in song—in this case, the appropriately direct “The True Story of a Tomboy.” Clocking in at just over seven minutes, Izza’s crisp spoken-word stylings spare no detail as she channels the energy normally reserved for playing basketball and fighting boys to escape an ominous stranger. Think of it as a more artful John Walsh cautionary tale cloaked in a no-frills, cymbal-crashing homage to Kill Rock Stars’ mid-’90s salad days. The trio doesn’t have much to offer in the way of releases so far, streaming just a handful of demo tracks on its Web site and MySpace page. What its catalog lacks in abundance, however, it makes up for with raw, stripped-down urgency. Girl Loves Distortion performs with Shame Girl at 9 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960.