'Let that baby fly.' Beth Ditto talks bodies, Waffle House and her new solo album, 'Fake Sugar.' Beth Ditto graced the stage with her dance-punk group Gossip at Vino's Brewpub in 2009. Her booking agent had advised against the late October stop, no doubt because the crusty pizzeria's tiny back room wasn't exactly commensurate to the other venues on the band's "Music For Men" tour: San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, The Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in LA, sprawling English lawns for the Leeds and Reading festivals in the U.K. The set list at Vino's was frenetic, the eyeliner was heavy and fans were sweaty. Waves of enthusiasm rippled from the front of the room — packed to the gills with cousins and aunts and...
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A Q&A with Beth Ditto