Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ladies' Month at The Fold


As I was perusing The Fold calendar for the upcoming month, I was struck by how many kick-ass ladies are set to grace LA stages in the coming weeks. This is awesome in the best, most non-feminist way possible! Below is a sampling of various chicks scheduled to bring the rock and use it in the coming weeks:

If the term "girl power" had some actual edge and menace to it, rather than being so firmly entrenched in the cheese of the 90s pop realm, VON IVA would be its physical incarnation. These ladies will mow you down with their ultra-powerful, jagged electro-rock. And after that, if you can handle it, JESSIE EVANS follows it up with her crazy jazz/punk fusion. Check out both on 1/30 at Silverlake Lounge.

CECI BASTIDA was one of the first women to make serious inroads into the Latin rock scene. At the age of 15, she joined Tijuana NO as a lead vocalist, keyboardist and songwriter and became one of the first women to rise in the ranks of Latin rock. Tijuana NO was one of Mexico's most important bands of the 1990s. Enough said. Ceci Bastida plays at Bordello on 2/7.

In keeping with the current pro-femme vibe, the spectacular ENTRANCE BAND are playing a series of three shows at Silverlake Lounge in February. Paz Lenchantin is their bass player. For those not in the know, Paz first melted faces as a member of A Perfect Circle, and then slayed in Zwan. The Entrance Band play February 7th, 14th and 21st. As if you need further incentive to attend, WARPAINT pitch in with their utterly captivating post-rock ethearility on the 14th. Jeez is right.

THEE EMERGENCY have just announced a show at Silverlake Lounge on March 4th. By all accounts, this band's adrenaline-infused, Detroit-blues rock pummeling of a live show is quite the sight to behold.

Finally, New Zealand folk-electro/new-wave-pop genius BACHELORETTE playing a total of three shows in March: 3/5 at Bordello, 3/6 at Silverlake Lounge, and 3/7 at El Cid. Be sure to check her quirky, dream-like pop gems on her first foray to these shores...

Show availability for dudes is, what can i say, "limited" right now. Just kidding. Go check out our full calendar to see what's going on.

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