Friday, June 27, 2014

WATCH "The Other Shore: The DIana Nyad Story"



On every level I can't stop thinking about this movie and this woman. Also inspiring is her friendship with trainer Bonnie Stoll. Feels like I know these women. This gives me hope constantly. Thank you for bringing this story to my attention....


Thursday, June 19, 2014

She Shreds Show

See more pictures from the She Shreds show at Shea Stadium (say that fast twice...?) featuring Sharkmuffin, Bluffin, and Slothrust


Sharkmuffin, psych trio with a perfect band name



Bluffin!


Slothrust, I liked and was intrigued by her stage demeanor. Like no apparent performance fright, at all. Apathetic rock. I want to play with her again.



 "White Mice" the band we formed and played with only 2 rehearsals, featuring Modettes and Kleenex songs. I made the dress for the show but forgot to do something with my mop of hair.


 I think we're still discussing how the song goes here. Haha. What ARE those Germanic lyrics?


Fun times. These songs were more complex than we thought. An era in British postpunk 1979-80 when the bass was the dominant instrument, mixed with staccato mini guitar chords (VERY Gang of Four) and up strums as accents. Now throw in odd time signatures.


Right off stage we're cracking up and sweaty. Marian from La Luz, one of my new all time favorite drummers blew us away. I had no idea how great she was. Her tone was incredible too. The killer bassist of the night Kathi Wilcox also from our band The Julie Ruin (how many octave jumps are there in the song "White Mice" anyway?) And the star of the show is really Fabi on the right, editor or She Shreds Magazine, young prodigy and guitar enthusiast who brought all the bands and women together.

Asbury Park pics

Just came across this great photographer's pics. His name is Chris Sikich.



Bitchin Camaro



Orange is the New Black's prison guard "Pornstache" arrives in a Camaro on the episode I watched last night. Haven't thought of this song in ages. Perfect. Scroll to 2:01 for full effect....


"Pornstache"

Monday, June 2, 2014

Playing this Thursday June 5th at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn

"White Mice" is our Modettes/Kleenex cover band featuring me on guitar, Kathi Wilcox on bass, and Marian Li Pino on drums. We're playing the She Shreds Magazine show and here's some of the songs we're covering.















Friday, May 23, 2014

I'll be playing at the SHE SHREDS MAGAZINE show on June 5th

Come out on THURSDAY JUNE 5th and support She Shreds Magazine, and see me do some "shredding" as well, along with Kathi Wilcox (also from The Julie Ruin, Bikini Kill, Casual Dots),  Marian Li Pino (from La Luz) and Fabi Reyna (She Shreds founder). And..... special guests???!!!  This is a one of a kind magazine featuring women guitarists. In Brooklyn at Shea Stadium.


She Shreds Magazine - the world's only print magazine dedicated to women guitarists - is coming to New York all the way from Portland, OR to celebrate the release of our fifth issue! We're teaming up with the greatestWITCHES to bring you a perfect night of badass women shredding followed by a DJ set from Pop Goes The Future's Georgie Okell.

BANDS:

WHITE MICE (MO-DETTES COVER BAND)
ft. Sara Landeau + Kathi Wilcox (The Julie Ruin), Marian Li Pino (La Luz) and Fabi Reyna ( She Shreds founder)

SLOTHRUST
http://slothrust.bandcamp.com/album/of-course-you-do

SHARKMUFFIN
http://sharkmuffin.bandcamp.com/

BLUFFING
http://bluffing.bandcamp.com/

DJs SHARK + MUFFIN in between sets

$8 pre-sale $10 DOS
ALL AGES

www.witchesofbushwick.com
www.sheshredsmag.com

A very sad week...


REPOSTING from our website, from us in THE JULIE RUIN:

Hey all, we are ridiculously sad to announce that all shows/appearances are canceled until September 2014. Kathleen Hanna has been outspoken about her struggle with Lyme's Disease and she is currently having a health crises and has been advised by her doctor to start a difficult 3-month course of treatment immediately. The treatment plan will make it impossible for her to travel. We are disappointed to postpone these appearances, however we are confident that taking this time off will allow Kathleen to heal so that we can continue touring in the future. Thank you for your support and we are so sorry we cannot come out and see you right now.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sewing - a new shirt for stage


So I found this incredible fabric online and ordered 2 yards to make a top to wear on stage for our current U.S. tour. Its called "Women of Science and Learning Toile de Jouy." Depicted are Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Rachel Carson, Hypatia, Elena Piscopia, the first woman to receive a Ph.D, and astronomer Henrietta Leavitte. Incredible!


Above is the shirt hanging in my closet once finished. 



Here is a closeup of the fabric. Its just beautiful. 


Placing a pattern for a shift dress/boat neck top on the material. I wasn't sure if it would be a dress or a top yet but in the end decided to make separates. 



Almost hard to cut this stuff. It could be framed as is.


Front and back on the fold so no zipper would be necessary.


That whole "measure twice, cut once" saying can go for anything in life. I measured about 16 times.

A collage from a show in Canada, wearing the shirt. I liked how the lavender and cream went with the pink hair (hard to tell in the stage lights). The details get lost in the distance but I know whats there. 


A close up. Bigger boatneck next time and a full dress probably. 


Oh and the tour was pretty much sold out. Here's Chicago. So fortunate!