$15 Same price online and at the door. Doors at 7:30pm. Show from 8:15-10:30pm with one intermission tix: tinyurl.com/AnitaLoftonEasyQueenNov18
The Anita Lofton Project The move an artist makes from punk beginnings to more complicated crafts is fascinating to hear. Anita Lofton makes the trek with The Anita Lofton Project. The talented guitarist and singer-songwriter of the punk trio Sistas In The Pit, toured China and Europe and took an infamous national tour supporting a certain James “Iggy Pop” Osterberg and the Stooges during that band’s reunion in 200r. The Anita Lofton Project was established over 13 years ago, illustrating an energy and Bay Area based bounty of styles, and rich instrumentation that stretches from current day fascinations to vintage rhythm and blues rock traditions.
Easy Queen : three fierce, feminist, funny folx forging fabulously funky rock.FOR REAL. The Oakland, CA-based trio reflects the Bay Area’s energy, diversity, queer community, and creativity. Fans of Sleater-Kinney, St. Vincent, Portishead, and Juliana Hatfield will love Easy Queen’s blend of grunge-y hooks, shoegaze-y guitar delay, and pop-y vocal harmonies. EQ’s distinctive songs reflect a blend of sad-bastard songs, sultry 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. The band lists influences as wide-ranging as Sonic Youth, The Breeders, White Stripes, Pedro the Lion, John Cage, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Tricky, and TW Walsh. Easy Queen has built a steady following in the Bay Area, playing venues such as the Dyke March Stage, Ashkenaz, Ivy Room, and El Rio. The band created a much-loved video performance of their new song “This Not That” for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest – featuring bassist Veronica delivering a fierce spoken-word performance over Audrey’s Blondie-esque guitar riffs and Genesis’ tight drum beat. They created two-more DIY videos for "This Not That," and for a witty and grunge-powered cover of "The Grinch." The group recorded their debut EP with the aid of producer Stephen Hart (Santana, David Bowie), followed by a Pacific Northwest Tour. Easy Queen teamed up with local rocker Katie Cash to play a series of shows from Oakland to Portland to Seattle. Experience the magical, sensual, infectious rock-n-roll of Easy Queen!