The recent exposure DiFranco has received, thanks in large part to "Shy," may have folks going to CD shops looking for more; as a result, Dilate could well be many people's first Ani DiFranco CD. It's certainly not a bad initiation. But it's also certainly not all she has to offer. As for her live performances -- well, the fact that DiFranco lives for the stage and not for the small screen should pretty much speak for itself.
Ani DiFranco performs at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak. Tickets are $13 and $15. For info, call 862-3838.