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So long, SoKo: A singer-actress bids farewell before jumping to the other coast

April 27, 2011 |  1:54 pm


It was easy to spot the L.A.-via-France singer and actress SoKo around town. All you had to do was listen for the high-pitched voice singing something filthy or comically brutal.  

Though she never released a proper record beyond her 2007 EP, "Not Sokute," Stephanie Sokolinski was a bit of a fixture in the eastside neo-folk social scene, known for arch Moldy Peaches-esque folk songs in which she plotted to murder a former boyfriend's new flame or complained about her hair or -- occasionally -- genuinely pined for love. We remember a particularly endearing set at Bardot a few years ago where she played for almost two hours and told some very bawdy side stories.

But alas, it appears that she'll soon be leaving our fair shores for New York City, and the Bootleg is hosting her free going-away show tonight. If you've ever worn facepaint to Coachella, dated an auxiliary member of the LA Ladies Choir or gone home with a Magnetic Zero, you'd be remiss to miss this one.


Revie: SoKo at Bardot

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