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Sound Sisters 26 – Brenna Red of The Last Gang Part 2

The sisters pick up this episode with an earlier song from The Last Gang. The foursome chat about her songwriting process, how the band is creating  their newest album while social distancing, the ways they fiercely miss tour life, as well as touch on important issues like Indiana Jones and Del Taco’s secret menu. Plus, they geek out hardcore on Disneyland food must haves, rides, and how it use to be the youngster Cali punk rock hangout. There are so many topics covered, we had to break it up into two episodes! So grab your burrito and have a seat because you don’t want to miss part one of this very special Sound Sister episode featuring Brenna Red.  read more

Sound Sisters 25 – Brenna Red (The Last Gang)

The sisters kick off this episode with an insightful round table discussion on various ways to help your community during the pandemic. Later, Last Gang’s vocalist and guitarist Brenna Red joins in on the banter. The foursome chat about her songwriting process, how the band is creating  their newest album while social distancing, the ways they fiercely miss tour life, as well as touch on important issues like Indiana Jones and Del Taco’s secret menu. Plus, they geek out hardcore on Disneyland food must haves, rides, and how it use to be the youngster Cali punk rock hangout. There are so many topics covered, we had to break it up into two episodes! So grab your burrito and have a seat because you don’t want to miss part one of this very special Sound Sister episode featuring Brenna Red.  read more

Sound Sisters 24 – Punks 4 Change

The Sisters kick off the episode with a pandemic conscious Round Table Discussion focusing on how they are giving back. Producer power couple Sarah Kelly and Michael Garcia join the conversation to talk about ways their organization, Punks 4 Change, is helping the community while practicing safe social distancing practices. They also dive into the inner workings of their non-profit, and how COVID-19 made them pivot from throwing shows as a main platform for fundraising efforts. Later, Sarah and Michael chat about their dancing birds, makeup obsessed ghostly house guests, spooky happenings with a Darth Vader helmet, who is on their fangirl dream show wish list, and how making societal change through punk rock is more important than ever right now. All this and more on the Sound Sisters podcast. Song by Knocked Down – Warm Winter  read more

Sound Sisters 23 – She’s A Punk

The Sisters kick off this episode by paying respects to the #blacklivesmatter movement. They also discuss the importance of being vocal against the horrific racist events that are taking over America, and how crucial it is to promote unity. Later, they fall in virtual sisterly-love-at-first-sight with host/creator of She’s a Punk podcast, Siobhan Woodrow. She discusses how she overcame sexism in the radio industry, what it was like to interview Alice Bag, and how she found solidarity amongst fellow punk females in her quest to create the now celebrated DIY podcast. Siobhan also opens up on why she empathizes with America’s current societal state, while reflecting on how her own country, Canada, has its fair share of racism. The foursome go on to geek-out over Siobhan’s dream podcast interview list, which rightfully includes Patti Smith and Sisters of Mercy Patricia Morison. There are talks of Indiana Jones, with a side of lady boners for Lars and Matt Freeman. All this and more on the Sound Sisters first ever crossover episode with She’s a Punk Podcast.  read more

Sound Sisters 22-Lori Herbst

On this episode the Sound Sisters provide an update on their personal/professional state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and ways they are coping during #quarantinelife. During their Round Table Discussion they explore ways to “outdo yourself artistically” by shaking things up in the creatively. Later, textile artist Lori Herbst virtually chats about her process, ways to search for inspiration, how she fell in love with the punk rock community, the stigma surrounding postpartum depression, and the deetz behind rightfully fangirling-out over Tim Curry’s genuine appreciation towards her work. You can also catch loving husbandly commentary from her biggest fan Chris Shary in the background. All this and more on the Sound Sisters podcast! Song: In My Dreams – JERK! read more

Grave Sisters Episode 3

GRAVE SISTERS EPISODE THREE: The creepy and kooky sister of the Sound Sisters’ podcast. On this special Facebook live episode the sisters, Angela RoseRed, Gaby Kaos, Drea Doll and Miss Kitty, discuss the Phoenix Lights that occurred on March 13, 1997. Special thanks to our guests Bart Young and Kip Sudduth for their testimonials, and Sam Richards for sharing his investigative work on this phenomena. read more

Sounds Sisters Episode 21-Linh Le (Bad Cop/Bad Cop)

The Sound Sisters shred into Season 3 with a vengeance alongside their special guest Linh Le, bassist and all around badass of Fat Wreck Chords’ Bad Cop / Bad Cop. The sisters kick off the episode with their roundtable topic “dealing with post tour depression” and finding that work/life/music balance. They bring in Linh to hear her perspective on the subject, as well as discuss what it’s like to have a side project with Tre Cool of Green Day, the deets on BCBC new album The Ride, and her perspective as a songwriter focusing on societal topics such as immigration and people seeking asylum in the U.S. Later, she opens up about the importance of self care and her second creative love; cooking. Angela also dropped a bomb announcing that Linh is in the works of producing her Christmas album (kidding…kinda?) All this and more of the Season 3 premier of the Sound Sisters podcast. read more

The Venomous Pinks Release New Single, A Cover of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ ‘I Want You”; Music Video Stars Soma Snakeoil and Lady Scorpius

Photo by Alexander Thomas

Tempe, AZ all-female punk rock trio The Venomous Pinks has released a new single and music video, a cover of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ “I Want You,” which will appear on the band’s upcoming album of the same name. read more

Art & Music Collided for Punk Rock & Paintbrushes

Words & Photography by Angela RoseRed

Romantic Rock ended the decade with an artistic bang by hosting their fourth Punk Rock and Paintbrushes Holiday art show in Los Angeles. Festivities took place at the Self Help Graphics Art Gallery, which provided a larger space compared to last year’s exhibition; resulting in bigger displays and more contributors. Feature artwork was created from musicians such as Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Matt Hensley of Flogging Molly, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Monique Powell of Save Ferris, Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies, Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals,  and Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L.; tattoo artist Tokyo Hiro; professional skateboarders Steve Caballero and Jason Adams; photographers Madison Stern and Sara Wright, as well as artists Natalia Fabia and Johnny Ness to name a few.  The Sound Sisters did a 24 hour turn and burn road trip from Arizona to cover press. Exhaustion be damned, we were hyped while running on art fumes and excellent company infiltrated our entire evening. read more