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Kelly Hogan: I Like to Keep Myself in Pain

Steve LaBate, Paste, 6 June 2012

WHEN KELLY HOGAN'S last solo record was released, Ground Zero was still smoldering in Manhattan. More than a decade has slipped by since then, but in the meantime Hogan hasn't suffered from lack of work. Moving from Atlanta to Chicago in the late '90s after formative stints with underground bands The Jody Grind and The Rock*A*Teens, she's kept busy playing solo singer/songwriter gigs, fronting jazz bands and singing live and on records with Will Oldham, Jon Langford, Neko Case and many more. For a while there, it seemed legendary producer Steve Albini had installed a Kelly Hogan bat phone at his studio, Electrical Audio.

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