TOS HOLIDAY BASH featuring Tribe of Judah, Black Apple, Audioblack, Starr Faithfull @ Asylum – Portland December 20, 2002 …With WTOS DJ Chris “The Rush Man” Rush hosting the night’s festivities last minute add-on to the line up, Boston power trio Starr Faithfull, hit the stage to an enthusiastic welcome and proceeded to wow us with their classy upbeat, hard-edged pop/rock. Several fans were up dancing before the first song even ended. Singer/guitarist Jodee Frawlee readily laid waste to any notion that axe-wielding is primarily a guy thing— rippin’ off more than her fair of gutsy guitar solos and crunchy rhythm fills throughout luthier 8 song/30 minute set. Her gritty, Joplin-esque vocal stylings also had a lot to do with the bands’ overall edgy sound. From the high-energy pop of “Your Life” the bluesy roadhouse bebop of “3 Sore Thumbs” to the heavy metal rocker “Push”–all professionally executed with extreme precision and finesse– Starr Faithfull’s contagious tunes spanned a wide spectrum of styles which, in turn, got the crowd properly warmed up for what was about to follow..