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Carole Pope was lead singer of the Toronto New Wave rock band Rough Trade in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. In 2008, Ms. Pope moved to the East Village, where she is recording a new solo album, due out early next year.

After releasing their album “Avoid Freud” in 1980, Rough Trade traveled from Toronto to perform in New York City. Ms. Pope loved the edginess of the East Village 30 years ago. Now that she lives here, the noise makes her edgy.

“I just want to kill all the Carrie Bradshaw wannabees,” she said. “They don’t know how to hold their liquor. We did.”

In the spring, Ms. Pope is scheduled to be honored with an OutMusic Award, for a career in which she has been cited as an influence by such artists as k.d. lang and Divine. And Ms. Pope is scheduled to perform Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum.

Ms. Pope recently met with The Local at Vandaag on Third Avenue and Sixth Street. When a worker started pounding on the wall above the front door to the restaurant, Ms. Pope jumped and said “Sounds like my place.”

“If I was rich I’d definitely move to the West Village,” she added.
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