The Austin 100: Rosie Tucker Recommended if you like Charly Bliss and Speedy Ortiz.
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All Songs Considered's 2019 SXSW Preview

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The Austin 100: Rosie Tucker

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Rosie Tucker is performing at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: Rosie Tucker's songs can be wry and funny, but they're always sincere, with a gift for metaphor and a clear understanding of just how precarious life can be. Tucker examines the aftermath of a painful loss in "Lauren," interrogates a hard-wired tendency to stay quiet in "Habit" and paints a loving everyday portrait of crucial safe spaces in "Gay Bar," which closes with a pointedly chosen Dusty Springfield sample.


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