I was thrilled to record and edit this beautiful interview with local rocker Katie Cash. Stay tuned for her live acoustic performance at the end.
The She's, Easy Queen, Gina Villalobos, Amee Chapman
THE SHE'S San Francisco's favorite all female garage rippers. Mixing reverb-drenched jangly guitars with sun-soaked harmonies reminiscent of 60’s pop and surf bands, along with a plethora of influences from more fuzzed-out contemporary artists, The She’s have crafted a sound replete with emotion and sound: sometimes happy-go-lucky, sometimes gloomy/melancholy, all around brilliant; a testament to the city they were born and raised in.
EASY QUEEN EQ's distinctive songs reflect a blend of sad bastard songs, singing in harmony, long delay guitar solos, playing in the pocket, and gettin'outta town. On the dusty road between PJ Harvey and Portishead, you'll find Easy Queen singing in harmony, grooving hard, and making love to their audience.
GINA VILLALOBOS “Purveyors of the four-minute popular song usually stick to cataloging one emotion. Gina Villalobos' compositions are not quite so simple, coming off the speakers like holographic Cracker Jack surprises that reveal a new depth with the slightest shift in light. Days On Their Side (Face West Records) finds her taking the Lucinda Williams model to a new level. (And it’s about time someone did.) -AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE
AMEE CHAPMAN "... Proud daughter of a California that has gone astray, Chapman's working-class background and her respect for the state's oft-forgotten rural denizens mark her as a songwriter with a distinctive voice. Chapman shows a refreshing willingness to push musical boundaries, referencing muscular rock & roll, the expansive sonic textures of Wilco and the faded beauty associated with her pal Jolie Holland's torch songs. Chapman is a brave artist who appears to be poised for bigger things." -SANTA CRUZ WEEKLY.
El Rio's Annual Dolly Hoot
Dust off your boots, wigs, & rhinestones & head on down to El Rio's "happiest event of the year!" Dolly Parton as FUN as she is CHARITABLE & we'll have a blast paying tribute to her while raising money for her beautiful charity, IMAGINATION LIBRARY. Hosted by Dolly's #1 fan Manuel Caneri & the lovely Nancy French, there'll be live music from The Steel Barns, Audrey Howard, Ed Varga & Corrie Bennett (of The Homobiles), drag performances by Vanilla Meringue & more, plus DJ Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata/Hey Jellie) will be in from Austin to get you boot scootin' & 2-steppin'. Dressing up is HIGHLY encouraged. Look-alike contest, dance-off, & trivia challenge winners get PRIZES! See y'all there!
Easy Queen plays Dyke March stage!
Easy Queen gets our 15 minutes of fame from 1:45-2p, so we are sure to play our most rocking songs!
Easy Queen at Red Hat in Concord
$7, 21+ Easy Queen - all-female power rock/psych trio plus Spill the Wine East Bay Soup Kitchen
Steel Hotcakes Matinee at Winters Pacifica
Audrey shreds guitar and vocals in Steel Hotcakes - your favorite local 4-piece 70's rock band!
Howard & The Ground + Hurley Gurly Surly
Private House Concert
Acoustic solo set, opening for Hurley Gurly Surly band
Cowgirlpalooza w/The P's & Q's
Monday, September 4, 2017 THE 15th ANNUAL COWGIRL PALOOZA Doors @ 3 / Show @ 4 ON THE PATIO $10 21+ CHEAP BBQ While it lasts.... The P's & Q's headline at 7pm
Howard & The Ground at El Rio
Entrance is free before 9 p.m. and we recommend you get to the venue before 8, as Katja Davis (www.katjadavis.com) goes on at 8 p.m. and Howard & The Ground (www.audreyhoward.net) go on at 9 p.m. Goldie's Revival (www.soundcloud.com/goldiesrevivalband) will hit the stage around 10 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes and thirst for booze!
Howard & The Ground
With Kim Lembo, Gina Villalobos, and Aimee Chapman
$8 advance, $10 at door, 21+
A night of blues, americana, indie rock, and California soul!
The P's & Q's, Low Sky Echo, and Velvetta at the Eagle
Audrey will be playing with TWO bands - both The P's & Q's and Low Sky Echo. The Eagle is always a blast - come out and celebrate Pride Month! 21+ ticket $ tba
Grab 'Em By The Songs
Free! 21+ Join creator and host Kim Lembo with Essence Goldman and Audrey Howard as they share songs in the round as part of the Grab 'Em by the Songs songwriting series. This will be an evening of fantastic, engaging songwriting, storytelling and baddass women. Extra special treat, special guest Madeline Tasquin will be joining!