Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Go-Gos: Ladies Gone Wild Tour!


Ahh! My lips are unsealed!

Ok. Calm down. It’s not like I have been wanting to see The Go-Gos on tour since high-school or anything….

Dreams do come true! And they are coming to Seattle!

So, in case you are not “in the know” yet, for The Go-Gos’ 30th anniversary of “Beauty And The Beat” they will be touring, releasing a special hot pink, limited edition vinyl, and just radiating general awesome all around. Plus, they are getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! About time!

This summer The Go-Gos will revisit all their hits for a new generation to “get the beat.” Speaking of this new generation, they are also involved in Girl Scouts Rock! Powered by Roland, featuring music and education workshops, much like Girls Rock Camps. If it wasn’t for groups like The Go-Gos, I may never have realized that I myself could pick up a guitar and make my voice heard. I owe much of my personal persona and guitar antics to Jane Wiedlin.

The Go-Go’s (Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock, Jane Wiedlin and Kathy Valentine) carry on the tradition of women in rock, both past and present. They pioneered catchy, surfy, and fun-loving rock n’ roll, with style and sass in the 1980s. Now, amidst all the current ’80s nostalgia, it is a pleasure to see them reuniting to tour.

Stay tuned via their website for more tour dates, special VIP packages, and when you can buy a vinyl reissue of “Beauty and the Beat.”

Tour Dates below:

05/29/11 Hershey, PA Hershey Theater
06/01/11 Morristown, NJ Community Theater at Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
06/03/11 New York, NY Irving Plaza
06/04/11 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
06/05/11 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
06/07/11 Westbury, NY Theater at Westbury
06/09/11 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion (w/ the B-52s)
06/10/11 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Filene Center
06/11/11 Orlando, FL Universal Studios Florida – Music Plaza Stage
06/14/11 Apple Valley, MN Zoo Amphitheater
06/16/11 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater (w/ the B-52s)
06/17/11 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival (w/ the B-52s)
06/18/11 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion for the Performing Arts (w/ the B-52s)
8/12/11 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
8/13/11 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
8/14/11 Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo
8/16/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
8/17/11 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theater
8/20/11 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino
8/24/11 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
8/26/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
8/27/11 Houston, TX House of Blues
8/28/11 Austin, TX Paramount Theater

Photos here and here.

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UOK – Ainjel Emme, Charmian Devi, Zowie


Ainjel Emme releases her sophomore effort “Everyone Is Beautiful.”

Hard Rock guitarist Aingel Emme (Whole Lotta Rosies) channels her inner femme with folk influenced ballads and the longings of a woman’s heart. “Undone” is my favorite track.  P.S. If you want to see some cool lyrical art, check out her lyrics page. It’s so riot grrrl.

Charmian Devi – Montreal singer-songwriter in the style of Patti Smith. Look for her new EP coming soon! But until then you can download two new tracks “Ballots and Bullets” and “Such a Disgrace.”

Zowie – Dance with attitude! Ow!

Australian Electro musician, Zowie takes no prisoners with her pop tunes and dark persona. She’s up and coming fast, with goth-glam and enough hooks to lure any listener in.

I Can’t Stand The Rain


Looking for some blue, mellow tunes for those rainy, spring days? I know I am here in Seattle! And while you may think this chic mix play-list should be about sunshine and beaches, I think songs about rain are so much more. They are really about our inner thoughts and desires, and the rain, coldness, unease, and uncertainty of it all are symbolized by it slowly dancing on the window pane. So, from my October 7 Women Rock Radio show, I present to you this play-list…Rain Edition.

  1. Can’t Stand The Rain – Tina Turner
  2. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) – Meredith Brooks
  3. Cue The Rain – Queen Latifah
  4. Everytime It Rains – Ace of Base
  5. Rainy Days And Mondays – The Carpenters
  6. Let It Rain – Jennifer Page
  7. Walking In The Rain – Grace Jones
  8. Thank Goodness For The Rain – Peanut
  9. Come Rain Or Come Shine – Peggy Lee
  10. It Might As Well Rain Until September – Carole King
  11. Rain – Madonna
  12. Don’t Let The Rain – La Bouche
  13. Run Between The Raindrops – Pat Benatar
  14. Let The Rain – Sara Barielles
  15. I’m Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage

Rock & Roll Memoirs


It’s yucky outside. Many of us are stuck indoors (or prefer it over going out in the chilly temperatures and/or rain here in Seattle.) It’s why we have so many book stores and coffee houses! Warmth and liquid motivation. So what better way to pass the time than to read about some of your favorite rockers!

There have been quite a few new memoirs released by my favorite Jukebox Heroines. Here are the latest, plus three re-releases with extra material.

Pat Benatar – Between A Heart & A Rock Place

Belinda Carlisle – Lips Unsealed: A Memoir

Cherry Vanilla – Lick Me: How I Became Chery Vanilla

Cherie Currie – Neon Angel: A Memoir Of A Runaway

Tina Turner – I, Tina: My Life’s Story

Loretta Lynn – Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter

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