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Best Female Rock Vocalist Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2009 - Alicia Olink of Kill Miss Pretty

Alicia Olink of Kill Miss Pretty

It's easy, when confronted with Boynton Beach-based electro-glam trio Kill Miss Pretty, to get wrapped up in the group's theatrics. Taking a page from the Bowie how-to book, the band makes each of its shows a costumed spectacle. The three have performed dressed as a ringleader with circus clowns, a race-car driver with pit crew, and a cop and muggers — to name just a few get-ups. The musicians even appeared in their birthday suits on a recent New Times cover. What all this might distract from, though, is that frontwoman Alicia Olink boasts an enviable set of pipes. On the group's latest album, Permission for Strange, Olink slithers through one slippery range. She might move from a bratty schoolgirl sing-speak to a subdued coo to an all-out wail. It's as explosive as her onstage antics and just as exciting.

"Drawing Pictures of Haunted Houses with You" from Kill Miss Pretty:

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7 comments
Sustainer
Sustainer

Haha...look at all the jealous haters commenting! New Times is an alternative paper,....in case some weren't aware. Alicia deserves it more than anyone I can think of, and I have been involved in the south Florida music scene since 1988.

Congrats Alicia and Kill Miss Pretty, we need more innovative bands like you!

Heather
Heather

Come on, you should support the local scene not try and tear it down.

Ashley
Ashley

Umm, #4, octaves and ranges have every bit to do with this title, because they apply to singing. The category is Best Female VOCALIST, not hot-bodied performer. She may be pretty, and a great performer, but her voice is not the least bit impressive.

Courtney Combs
Courtney Combs

Comment #2 obsessed by Octaves and Ranges? The Category was "Best Female Rock Vocalist" and Alicia deserves to win the title. To quote you.."She's amazing and has a hot body".

Fay K. Isgood
Fay K. Isgood

Kill Miss Pretty are the best rock band to hit South Florida in years. The combo of a gorgeous and talented front woman backed up by two super skilled and accomplished musicians (not to mention their drummer, mr. frisky) make every show a not-to-miss event.

Not a fan
Not a fan

What an amazing 5-note range. Who needs to explore an entire octave when you've got a hot body? Stop listening with your eyes New Times.

Kendra Turner
Kendra Turner

Congrats on picking a wonderful WINNER of Female Rock Vocalist. Alicia Rocks it HARDER than anyone out there, take a page from Sonic Youth too...she's a mother to boot!

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