Diary of a Mod Housewife, a sparkling collection of funny and frank songs about new motherhood, old flames and the truism that domestic life is seldom domesticated. Later, her “Dancing With Joey Ramone,” from 2005’s Little Fugitive, became a favorite on Little Steven's Underground Garage, and Rigby released three albums with husband Wreckless Eric, the UK-born New Wave hero of “Whole Wide World” fame. Thank last year’s 20th-anniversary vinyl release of Housewife for her first visit to Houston in eons.
Though hardly a household name, Amy Rigby is a superb name to drop whenever the conversation turns to smart singer-songwriters. Her musical origins date back to the No Wave scene in late-’70s New York, where Rigby helped found Tribeca No Wave hub Tier 3, before going on to tweak Byrds-y country in Last Roundup and ’60s pop in early-’90s Matador girl group the Shams. Her reputation, though, rests largely on 1996 solo debut