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Von Iva
Monday, March
By Erika Hobart
published: March 11, 2009
Electro-punk trio Von Iva first gained notoriety in the Bay area for their Suicide Girl pin-up model looks and explosive live performances. They pour whiskey on their fans, gyrate atop speakers, and strut in stilettos, all while playing kick ass dance music influenced by disco, electronica, and punk. The band’s 2008 EP Girls on Film sounds like something The Donnas would record, except rawer and sexier. Von Iva frontwoman Jillian Iva trumps her competition when she throatily sings lyrics like, “Reveal your back seat dreams to me/Put your tight skirt on and bend for me.” Admittedly, it’s hard to distinguish whether Von Iva is a musical or exhibitionist act. Maybe it’s both.