Everyone knows that some of the best Indie Rock tuneage these days has been created by a guy with the manly, testosterone-dipped name of Diane Coffee.
Adhering to the long Rock tradition of men adopting a woman’s moniker — from the 16th-century-witch-inspired Alice Cooper to actual transgender pioneer Jayne County, who began her career as Wayne County — Diane Coffee is actually the nom du rocque of Shaun Fleming, perhaps better known as the drummer for Foxygen (he was also an actor/voice talent whose credits include Kim Possible, Lilo and Stitch: The Series and Jeepers Creepers II).
Fleming, a Southern California native, became interested in music in high school when his math teacher, who was also the music teacher, threatened to flunk him if he didn’t join the choir. Read more about Diane Coffee in this week's Sound Advice.
Diane Coffee plays Woodward Theater Saturday with Multimagic. More info/tickets: woodwardtheater.com .