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Von Iva, Semi Precious Weapons, the Greatest Hits, the Knast, Creem City
(El Corazón) Three femmes from San Francisco, Von Iva create rock-and-soul dance burners that sound comfortingly familiar while inspiring you to sweat off your most recent meal. Singer Jillian Iva's impressive lung power can give Gossip's Beth Ditto and the BellRays's Lisa Kekaula a run for their microphones. The definitive Von Iva song is "Do It," with Bex's lasciviously grinding organ riffs triggering the nastiest of thoughts. In fact, Von Iva's music has an omnivorous sexiness that should please all orientations. (Trivia: Von Iva appeared in the Jim Carrey film Yes Man as the fictional band Munchausen by Proxy.) DAVE SEGAL