Babes with Beats

Men? Bands? Who needs 'em? Not urban folk/pop priestesses Pi and Emily Zuzik. Pi (née Erin Lumsley) has the sweeter pop voice, adding light hip-hop beats and funky phrasing to her material. Zuzik, with a harder-edged rock vox, sticks more to the singer-songwriter vein. Both honed their chops in everything from coffeehouses to classic-rock cover bands, and on this DIY tour they provide backup for each other. To keep costs down, the third band member doesn't even need a dinner per diem. "THE BOX," an electronic prop/visual/DJ developed by Pi, gets equal stage space, spitting out beats and the occasional smoke puff. At least we finally know what happened to that robot from Short Circuit.
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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