Ani DiFranco: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
John Aizlewood, The Guardian, 1 February 2001
WITHOUT A HINT OF MAINSTREAM chart or media attention over a decade-long career, without a new record to promote and without any discernible music industry "buzz", Ani DiFranco and her tightly drilled, multi-instrumental five-piece band can undertake an extensive tour of Europe. Moreover, they can sell out — and it's a genuine, sweating-walls, packed-to-the-rafters sell-out — one of London's more prestigious mid-range venues.
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