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 kickstart the episode chatting about a ways they are adapting creatively in our current societal state. They share all the giggles because it was their first in-studio-socially-distancing-recording -session at the Sound Sister Studio since the COVID outbreak. Disclaimer: The Sound Sisters supports safe social distancing practices. They each followed major precautions before, after, and during recording. Don’t forget kids, “Wash your damn hands and wear a fucking mask!” Later, they virtually dial in SoCal skate punk band Chaser. They discuss what it takes to stay consistently musically motivated through connecting with their fans. Other topics covered: How recording went down for Chaser’s killer new album, “Look Alive” on Sound Speed Records, what is so inspiring about 90s punk, tour do’s and don’ts, ways they continue to write new music during the pandemic, what it’s like to share the stage with bands that inspired them to play, and most importantly Carol Fucking Baskin. All this, plus they spin new Chaser tracks, on this episode of the Sound Sisters Podcast.
The Sisters kick off the episode with a topic that is near and dear to their black hearts: Ways to support live music establishments through organizations such as the National Independent Venue Association. Later, they brought in drummer April “Schupe” Schupmann from Sniper 66, Threes Away, Lizzie Boredom, Fight Plan….and more. Much emphasis on the “more” bands piece because when asked the grand total of her current music projects, April has officially lost count. Literally. To say many musical stories were told is an understatement. They also chat about her North Dakota UFO sighting and fangirling out over Joey Cape. Plus, she relives her Punk Rock Bowling nightmare realized, which ended with Pat Thetic from Anti-Flag mistaking a gear mishap for a leftfoot kick drum show off sesh. Find out how she pulled it off and more on this episode of the Sound Sisters 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.
Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary!
GRAVE SISTERS EPISODE FIVE: The creepy and kooky sister of the Sound Sisters’ podcast. For those who believe they’re locked down with spectral roommates, the pandemic has been less isolating than they bargained for. The sisters open the casket and discuss what’s been happening to them while in quarantine. Later, they are joined by director/creator of Camp Punksylvania, Laura Rose, who discusses her apartment ghost(s). The sisters then talk to their cousin-sister, Crystal Solage – who discusses seeing her cabinets open while she was half asleep in quarantine.
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.