BY LISA MROCK
PHOTO BY CRAZYUGLYWORTHLESSME
When Emilie Autumn was four years old, she remembers asking her parents for a violin…even if she doesn’t quite remember knowing what one was. The unique tendencies of the inventor of “Victoriandustrial” music — which melds everything from classical and cabaret to electronica and burlesque in a dark pop cauldron heavily based on Victorian-era art and literature — extend to her latest album Fight Like a Girl, based on her autobiographical novel The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. Most easily described as “classical pop Goth”, the album consists of songs such as “If I Burn” about strapping on your corset in preparation for well-deserved revenge against enemies. So go to her show, if you like. But whatever you do, don’t piss her off.