Radio Free Chicago: It seems like your name has been popping up on the concert calendar quite a bit in the past month or two...how have your recent performances gone?
Azita: Saturday will be my second Chicago show since September...But the first one went well!
RFC: Despite your recent appearances, I haven't read anything about a new album coming out anytime soon...are you playing live to test out some new material or did you simply just want to get out and perform?
AZ: I'm always working on new material and I have no way of knowing when we book a show, 4 months in advance of the date, what I'll be doing for the show.
RFC: What can we expect from this Saturday's show at the Hothouse?
AZ: It's a rare occasion for me to get to play on an acoustic grand. I've had a few shows in New York on a real piano and I believe it changes the atmosphere pretty drastically. Also the audience will be seated and hopefully quieter than at a rock venue.
RFC: What else is going on in the life of Azita? (future shows/tours? new album? side projects? etc.)
AZ: I'm working on an album. Pretty single-mindedly
RFC: What are you listening to right now?
AZ: Some birds and an airplane engine.
RFC: What is your favorite Chicago hang-out (and/or venue)?
RFC: Analog or digital?
AZ: Depends on how much you have to spend.
RFC: What is your favorite beverage?
RFC: Who would win in a fight...Scissor Sisters or Scissor Girls?
Saturday's show starts at 9pm, French-Canadian singer/songwriter/cellist Jorane opens. The HotHouse is located downtown, at 31 East Balbo. Must be 21+