For years, Leslie Keffer has been the indefatigable queen of American noise and the lifeblood of the Nashville music scene, booking almost every interesting show that comes through the city (from Thurston to R. Stevie Moore) at Betty’s Bar where she worked. She even has her own noise tabloid. Give It Up, her second LP on Ecstatic Peace, debuted earlier this year. With this material and her other recent tracks, she has been slowly digging a secret tunnel between the noise underground and the dance scene. Good idea to keep an eye on her; whether she’s partnering with other artists like Unicorn Hard-On or writing a wildflower advice column, she is always up to something fascinating.
• Leslie Keffer: http://soundcloud.com/lesliekeffer