Southern California-based Cherry Glazerr -- from left, Sasami Ashworth, Tabor Allen and Clementine Creevy -- plays the Fillmore. (Courtesy Daria Kobayashi Ritch)

Clementine Creevy finds music-making therapeutic

Cherry Glazerr anchor Clementine Creevy is a misanthropic lone wolf, and happily so. When she first moved out of her parents’ Hollywood home two years ago, the 21-year-old punky singer-guitarist (who was named after her great, great, great grandmother, a French society belle from New Orleans) initially tried the roommate route but hated it. “But now I’ve got my own place, where I can chill after our hectic tour schedules, and I just really love living by myself,” she says. Her band is on the road this season, backing the sophomore album “Apocalipstick,” and, she says, “running from Christmas, running from all that traditional holiday anxiety.”

Have you ever researched your ancestral namesake?

No, I’ve always just taken my grandma’s word on it. But I have been reading a lot of people’s thoughts and meditations on millennials as a group study, compared to other generations. And I take every bit of criticism about a certain generation with a grain of salt, because I really don’t think we’re all that different from each other. But there’s certainly a case to be made for the narcissism that has become one of the main characteristics of millennials.

What conclusions have you come to?

Well as far as narcissism goes, the actual behavioral disorder, it only affects 200,00 people. So I think it’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in pop culture, when it doesn’t really affect as many people as you’d imagine. But it’s interesting to consider the fact that millennials grew up in a time when reality TV was a thing, and so was a monolithic kind of fast-paced commercialism. But I think everybody loves the s— out of themselves and is a total f—— idiot when they’re in their early 20s.

How were you raised in the Creevy clan?

Both my parents are writers, so they think about a lot of things all the time, and they talk about a lot of things all the time. But conversation at our family dinners? Honestly, it was mostly just fart jokes.

Where does your music fit into the picture?

My own music is the biggest mystery to me. I don’t really feel like I understand it at all; I think it’s more therapeutic than anything. I make music when I’m in a frazzled state a lot — when I’ve been sitting with something and bottling it up for a long time, I tend to make music. But lately, I’ve been writing a lot of nonsense. Like, the other day I wrote a song called “Straighter Than a Monkey,” and that’s the only line, repeated, in the song. But I just liked the way those words sounded together!

IF YOU GO

Cherry Glazerr
Where: Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 28
Tickets: $22.50
Contact: (415) 346-6000, www.ticketmaster.comApocalipstickCheryy GlazerrClementine CreevyPop MusicStraighter Than a Monkey

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has… Continue reading

Music venues around The City have largely been unable to reopen due to ongoing pandemic health orders. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF to cut $2.5M in fees to help 300 nightlife venues

San Francisco will cut $2.5 million in fees for hundreds of entertainment… Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg’s death. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
GOP senators confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in partisan vote

By Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times The Senate on Monday confirmed Judge… Continue reading

Curator Tim Burgard looks over a section of the galleries comprising “The de Young Open,” a huge, varied collection of work by Bay Area artists. (Photo courtesy Gary Sexton/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Bay Area artists jam-pack vivid ‘de Young Open’

Huge exhibition — with works for sale — showcases diversity, supports community

SF Board of Education vice president Gabriela Lopez and commissioner Alison Collins listen at a news conference condemning recent racist and social media attacks targeted at them and the two student representatives on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Online attacks on school board members denounced by city officials

City officials on Monday condemned the targeting of school board members, both… Continue reading

Most Read