Kristin Allen-Zito comes to Dallas to stick it in. Hey, she said it, not us.
Sunday, July 9, at Metrognome Collective, and Tuesday, July 11, at Club Dada
"There's just something about them," Kristin Allen-Zito sing-mutters to open her 2004 album Helium. Sounds like yet another coffee house singer with cigarette-stained vocals, a strummed acoustic guitar and cute "ooh"s in the background, but then she finishes the sentence--"that makes me want to stick my dick in/I know it's the original sin." The album isn't all gender-bending shock value, thankfully, but sometimes it takes a little surprise to rise above the songwriters' fray, and Allen-Zito delivers many in her witty, illustrative songs and no-bullshit pop-rock approach, resembling local crooner Kristy Kruger and Helium lead singer Mary Timony (appropriate). The Bellingham, Washington, singer makes two stops in the area this week; pick one and be pleasantly surprised.