A year ago, I watched The Menzingers play at Crescent Ballroom. I had blast witnessing all the kids crowd surf and getting lost in the music. It was then when I made a promise to myself that one day, I would photograph them live. Luckily for me, I made true on my vow on November 13, at Club Red.
The Venomous Pinks is more than a band, it’s a way of life driven by DIY punk rock family values. Angela RoseRed takes control of the mic for this very special Pink episode, as she discusses the evolution of the band with fellow Sound Sisters, Drea Doll (Venomous Pinks’ Guitarist/Vocals) and Gaby Kaos (Venomous Pinks’ Bass/Vocals). Drummer, Cassie Jalilie (Venomous Pinks and Union 13) also provides her perspective since transitioning as their newest band member. The Pinks’ tour manager, Ashley Berkowitz, calls in for the episode’s round table discussion: Tour Do’s and Don’ts. Later, friend/honorary Pink, Soma Snakeoil, joins the conversation to give her insights on the band’s past and present. Plus, director Alexander Thomas chats about his latest collaboration and upcoming Pink projects that will leave you wanting more. No subject is off the turntable: lineup changes, label adjustments, tears, fears, losses, triumphs, perseverance and most importantly punk fucking rock. It’s unscripted, raw, honest, unfiltered and relatable, as the “Sound” of the “Sound Sisters” interviewers get interviewed. This is more than the Venomous Pinks’ musical story, it’s HERstory.
GRAVE SISTERS EPISODE TWO: The creepy and kooky sister of the Sound Sisters’ podcast. On this special Halloween episode the sisters, Angela RoseRed, Gaby Kaos, Drea Doll and Miss Kitty, go on their very first ghost hunt together to Tempe’s infamous watering hole and eatery Casey Moore’s Oyster house. Casey Moore’s is nationally known as a ghost hunter’s playground due to its high paranormal activity. Originally a house built by William Moeur in 1910, it has been rumored to once be a boarding house and a brothel before it became what it is known today. Sightings of a mysterious dark haired woman who disappears into thin air, as well as ghostly version of previous owners who dance into the wee hours of the night are some of the many rumored happenings. Week’s prior, the sisters had dinner with Geno Dellammorte and Matrick Swayze of Creepsville 666 in the upstairs dinning room, which is where most of the mysterious activity has taken place year after year. Listen as they discuss their experiences and even interview a current employee who had his own haunted interaction after closing time. Did Drea feel uneasy due to ghosts feeling restless by our presence? What happened when Gaby’s video camera went haywire the same time an orb was recorded on another device? What transpired as Kat grew more curiouser and curiouser while snapping polaroids? Did Angela actually document ghosts on her still photograph shots? Find out all this and more, plus the world premier of Creepsville 666 track, The Dearly Undead.
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Photos and Words by Gaby Kaos
This is the first review in a new column series called “A Kaos-ly Short Show Synopsis”.As an artist who has been in the music industry for over 15 years, my concert going experience has transformed from when I was simply a fan with a dream. With modern-day technology, we as a human race are constantly in an information overload state. With that in mind, I will be providing short “to the point” reviews that focus on my perspective as a musician who has a short attention span. For my first installment, I had the pleasure of shooting Angels & Airwaves on Wednesday, September 4, at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona. Also, on the lineup was the New Regime and Charming Liars. Marquee has always been one of my favorite venues to photograph at and I am a huge fan of Angels & Airwaves. To say I was excited to cover show is an understatement.
Have you have ever heard a mysterious bump in the night? Are you certain that the truth is really out there? Having troubles shaking the frightening feeling that there is more out there than what the eye can perceive? If so, then these inaugural episodes are for you.
Renowned punk artist Chris Shary chats with the ladies about his approach to time management with creative endeavors and what it is like to artistically collaborate with some of the biggest names in music. They also get into finding the balance between being a father/husband/artist/teacher, how Travis Barker approached him to do artwork for Blink-182, his process with putting a creative spin on the infamous Milo sketch, and the true meaning behind Descendents’ anthem “I’m the One”. Before that, the Sound Sisters discuss their experience with artist and writer’s block and ways to get out of a creative rut . All this, plus exclusive spins from Violent Traditions and Shiners Club!
…and the Sound Sisters are back from their hiatus to talk one of Fat Wreck Chords all-time best drummers, Myra Gallarza from Bad Cop/Bad Cop. This episode kicks off with the round table topic: The Necessary Evil of Social Media in Creative Businesses. The ladies then chat with Myra about overcoming sexism early on in the music industry. She also reveals sneak peak recording info on Bad Cop’s upcoming album, what it was really like to work with Fat Mike, and does some reminiscing about road story misadventures with acts such as Dog Party and Pity Party. Later on, Myra spooks the Sound Sisters with stories about Ouija board experiences and her real life ghost encounters. All this and the premier of Gaby Kaos’ single from her new self titled solo album.
The Bash Proves Punk is Immortal
Photography & Words by Angela RoseRed
“This is history in the making.” Tim Armstrong howled proudly in the microphone among a sea of brew connoisseurs, rudies and punks from all waves at the first ever Bash Beer and Music Festival. The crowd responded with a unified chant which proved that his statement was factual.
Go Betty Go’s Nicolette and Aixa Vilar open up to the ladies about the trails, triumphs, and tribulations they have faced as sisters and musicians. How did Nicolette quit mid-MxPx-tour and how did that make Aixa feel? What is it like to live with a real ghost? Where do they find creative inspiration to write music? What is Nicolette really drinking in her interview coffee mug?? The answers to these questions, plus a huge exclusive gig reveal, and much more on this sisterly love episode of the Sound Sisters podcast.