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Spend Monday Night with Lissy Trullie

December 11th, 2009

Her path toward a music career has been an unusual one. Elizabeth McChesney was born in Washington, D.C. But she moved to New York City in her teens and attended a performing-arts boarding school outside Boston before studying graphic design at Parsons. Somewhere along the way, she took the name Lissy Trullie and became an It girl, DJing at the infamous Beatrice Inn and dabbling in modeling. Time Out New York even referred to her as “Patti Smith crossed with Edie Sedgwick: a paragon of downtown arty cool.” But, truthfully, that’s just an interesting backstory (or not, depending on your view). What really matters is her music. Her EP, Self-Taught Learner, came out in February and was recently rereleased with a few added songs. She’s even got some famous fans in Courtney Love and Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches, with whom she covered Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend.” Check out Lissy Trullie, above, playing “Self-Taught Learner” and then see what all the fuss is about on Monday at Mercury Lounge.