I think Angel Haze is one of my new heroes. She's a raw, unbridled, furious, ferocious, truth teller whose music is f'ing catchy as hell.
Raised in Detroit in a Pentecostal family, she's a rape and sexual abuse survivor and feminist who could probably kick your ass. It's like every ten years or so I get introduced to these female vocalists who make me wish they'd been around when I was coming of age musically (Otep was the last).
Angel Haze, born Raykeea Wilson, is performing four times at the festival: Thursday, March 14 at Easy Tiger at 1.15 am, Friday, March 15 at The Pandora Porch at 10pm, Saturday, March 16 at Austin Music Hall at 6.30pm and again on Saturday at Cedar Street Courtyard at 1am. Plenty of opportunities to hear the stories behind the scars.