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Kimya Dawson | photo via kimyadawson.com

Anti-folk icon Kimya Dawson will play an anti-Fourth of July barbecue at Little Berlin next Wednesday, and as the event’s Facebook page advises, “miss us with your red white & blue.”

Dawson got her start in the Olympia, Washington scene of the 1990’s, performing as half of The Moldy Peaches before going on to release several solo albums, most recently 2011’s Thunder Thighs. She’s also known for her work on the Grammy-winning soundtrack for the 2007 film Juno.

Dawson, along with Moldy Peaches bandmate Adam Green, recently announced the reissue of their 2001 self-titled album, due out August 10 via Rough Trade Records. The band said in a statement:

“It’s been 17 years since this was last released and we are putting it out again just in time to capitalize on the popularity of Juno. JK LOL ???? we are slow at re-releasing stuff. We decided to ignore Barbara Walter’s advice when she told us to strike when the iron was hot, and decided to wait until the iron had become safely tepid. Once a Moldy Peach, always a Moldy Peach. Bon appétit!”

Merce Lemon and Metropolarity will open the July 4 show. Only a limited number of tickets are available; find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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