NOISE: Not that Duchess -- Her Grace the Duchess!


Correction time! Apologies go out to Duchess and Her Grace the Duchess. I wrote that Christy Schnabel's Duchess was playing a Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival show Thursday, May 18. That's not happening. Perhaps she'll swing through town soon but she won't be coming through that day. Instead, check out her new self-titled album on Blackball.

Rather, Her Grace the Duchess is playing that night at 12 Galaxies. A big boo-boo, and likely the last time we get that wrong.

Don't be a royal jackass and get it straight -- that's Her Grace the Duchess!
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I heard from the gracious Sarah Reed, who performs with the groovy, ghoulish Husbands -- Her Grace the Duchess is her latest SF-based project. And she tells me it's a nine-piece soul band, which includes a former member of the Fucking Champs. Sexy soul and equally sexy sistahs -- sounds like the stuff of champions. Check them out at 12 Galaxies on May 18 and on their My Space page.

Her Grace the Duchess plays with Harold Ray Live in Concert and the Flakes Thursday, May 18, 9 p.m., 12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission St., SF. $8. (415) 970-9777.