The Sound Sisters are all about supporting music venues, and in honor of this episode’s special guest they kick things off discussing their most memorable moments at Phoenix’s infamous staple The Mason Jar, now known as The Rebel Lounge. Later, they brought in Arizona veteran concert promoter Stephen Chilton (owner of Psyko Steve Presents and The Rebel Lounge) to discuss his political efforts with NIVA: National Independent Venue Association. As a founder and one of the Vice Presidents, Steve fights alongside the rest of the board to help save independent music venues through political activism. NIVA’s focus is securing financial support to preserve the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters. He also chats with the Sisters about various promoter war stories, including how a well-known national band’s dumbassery almost caused a full on riot. Find out the name of that band and how you can help #saveourstages on this episode of the Sound Sister’s podcast!
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.
Check out these behind the scene pictures taken of the music video shoot of I Really Don’t Care.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.