Last night we played with The Shook ones and Slut Magic. We played as a duo (Marc was sailing around the Caribbean for 2 weeks) and wore Tyvek suits. This night was about feminism and trying to destroy the patriarchy, so we work tyvek suits from my old job with names/labels that people called us in our past. Mine said: Bitch, Chink, and Novice. Kate had: Stupid Bitch, Dumb Ho, Nasty Twat, Crazy Feminazi, Cum Dumpster, Fat Cow, Selfish Cunt, and more! We played 2 songs, then took them off, revealing names/labels that we really felt described us instead. It was very personal. I wore a t-shirt that said: Feminist, Scientist, Crafter, Fierce, Talented, Designer, Photographer, Drummer and HUNGRY. Kate used marker and wrote on herself: Life Partner, Antiracist Feminist, Proud Bisexual, and more! We play a 30 minute set, and our friends Walter, Greg, Ian, Jessica, and Erica came by. It was a fun night playing with The Shook Ones and Slut Magic at Wayward Social.
Photos by Photo by Bottomley Photography @bottomley.photography #botdot and Iain Finlayson.
Our guitarist, Michelle quit the band because she had to commit to other responsibilities in New Jersey. We will miss her so much. Now, we are looking for new members. Please get in touch.
Last night was our show at Don Pedro. It was a weird night, because we played with three bands that didn't sound like us at all. Well the last band was rocky, and all the guys in the band were very nice. The first band was just okay; The singer was kind of a jerk, but the drummer was solid as a metronome. The second band was very technical and sounded like Dave Matthews and Hooty and the Blowfish, which I don't like, and then there was us. A few people showed up and we got to hang out for a bit, but since it was a school night, everyone pretty much left at 11pm. We are going to take a 3 month hiatus, since I am going back to school for UX design. Thanks to Christine for taking pictures and video.
Last night at our Sidewalk Cafe show, we met Scott Tran, a really talented singer/song writer/violinist! In the middle of his set, he said he was feeling off after the election and wanted to sing how he felt. He asked for audience participation regarding the chorus of a song. He wanted the audience to sing the chorus while he played, (if we knew it!) and low and behold it was REM's "It's the end of the world as we know it"! So of course we all knew the chorus part. He sang all the hard verses quickly and efficiency, then got to the chorus, which the audience sang. It was so much fun! Of course when the Leonard Bernstein part came, we all put our fists in the air and yelled LEONARD BERNSTEIN! haha!
Never ending laughs with the hilarious women from The Catch! I can never suppress a laugh or a grin while watching them. They are so funny and awesome!
Max experimented with his vast musical abilities, by bringing in an all digital, electric set, compared to his lonely guitar. Look at all that gear! He also used a mic on ear! Woo hoo, fancy! In contrast to all his electronics, he played 2 songs on the house piano which was suprisingly in tune. This talented guy always put a smile on my face.
Our friends, The Whores, had new songs and more singing/ harmonizing. Greg has an endless supply of pedals.
Last night we played at a fundraiser, and zine launch for the Doula Project. The Doula Project is a volunteer community that supports people through their abortion procedures in clinics and hospitals across NYC. They also have a zine with tips, advice, and answers about abortions. I didn't know that these people existed! I am happy that there are people that care about abortions, and are trying to raise awareness that abortion procedures should not be a stigma for women.
We played with 2 other bands, and the sound guy, Howard was very nice. The room was full of awesome women and the energy was very positive.
Last night we played at Halyard's again and debuted our new song, Cities in Flame. Michelle wrote the lyrics and I played a cowbell in it! It was also great to play with our friends, The Catch again. Everything was going okay, except for this guy who MANSPLAINED us about our sound. It infuriated me very much. I told him which channels we were on the PA, but he ignored me, and proceeded to check for himself. He also told us to turn down, up, sing, move the settings on our equipment etc. We are capable of doing this all by ourselves. I really don't mind the help, but people have to do it in a nice way, not a demeaning, condescending manner. We didn't even ask for his help. I knew he wasn't the sound guy; he said he was the father of a student. I also knew he wasn't going to stick around for our set, (which he didn't) so why even bother checking the sound? What a jackass!
Last night, we played the Cobra Club with Max and Geordie. The Cobra Club is a music venue, bar and yoga place in Bushwick, my old neighborhood! It was fun to perform there. Tracy and Matt, the employees were very nice and they had a full back line, so we didn't have to bring our big ass equipment! Well, except me, I always have to bring my heavy cymbals, kick pedal and snare. We played a decent set, and I was happy that our consistent practicing payed off! I came in there confident and relaxed! Max played his solo set, which sounded so magical to me. He also recorded Geordie's album and played his Rick bass (swoon!) with him on stage. He is so talented!