'60s indie girl band The Shaggs sounding off again

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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:00 am

EPPING, N.H. (AP) - Not many rock groups get discovered years after they disband. Even fewer stage comebacks spread over more than three decades. Yet that's the story of The Shaggs, which started as an obscure girl band in New Hampshire in the 1960s, broke up in the '70s, became a cult favorite in the '80s and inspired a musical that enjoyed an off-Broadway run last year.

And now? Dot Semprini, the lead singer of the famously discordant group, is striking out on her own at age 65 with a solo album featuring songs written and performed with Jesse Krakow, a New York musician who has long considered The Shaggs personal heroes.

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