Category Archives: Neon Lights -Live & In Concert

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.

On Tour: Deluka, Melissa Auf der Maur + Kaycee Cole

OMFG! Deluka is going on tour! Catch some raunchy electro-pop near you.

U.S. Tour Dates:

  • 2/3/11 Brooklyn, NY @ the Bell House (w. Does It Offend You, Yeah?)
  • 2/5/11 New York, NY @ Rockbar
  • 2/14/11 Pittsburg, PA @ Hard Rock
  • 2/15/11 Columbus, OH @ CD101 Big Room
  • 2/16/11 Chicago, IL @ Hard Rock
  • 2/17/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Hard Rock
  • 2/18/11 Louisville, KY @ Hard Rock
  • 2/20/11 St. Louis, MO @ NACA
  • 2/22/11 Nashville, TN @ Hard Rock
  • 2/27/11 Baltimore, MD @ Hard Rock
  • 2/28/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Hard Rock
  • 3/2/11 Detroit, MI @ Hard Rock
  • 3/5/11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Last call! Melissa Auf der Maur‘s last show for “Out Of Our Minds” coming up! Thursday, March 3, 2011 @ Highline Ballroom, NYC. Tickets here. It’s when art, music, and fantasy combine into one amazing show. Not to be missed!

Seattle’s Kaycee Cole has a month long set lined up at the Vivendo & Tandem wine bar. Check out her smooth jazz and blues style on Valentine’s Day for a special dinner & performance. See links for details.

  • 02/05 Tandem Wine Bar in Bothell, WA 6:30-9:30 pm
  • 02/11  Vivendo Wine Bar in Bothell, WA 7-9 pm
  • 02/12 Tandem Wine Bar in Bothwell, WA 7-9 pm
  • 02/14 Tandem Wine Bar in Bothwell, WA 7-9 pm
  • 02/19 Tandem Wine Bar in Bothwell, W 7-9 pm

Are You Ready To Rock?!

Hello rocker bloggers!

I know! I have said it in earlier posts that I’ve been seriously lax in blogging lately (thanks full-time, rent paying job) but, I really want to get back to brining you the best and latest women in music news and reviews.

To try to get the ball rolling again (or drum drumming, pick strumming, whatever) let me tell you about Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.

I had the immense pleasure of volunteering for Rain City Rock Camp for Girls (formerly Seattle Rock Camp for Girls) and Ladies Rock Camp Seattle this summer. I must say, if ever you needed to be around a group of the most talented, strong, funny and dedicated femme-rockers, this is it. Fellow volunteers and I worked weeklong boosting girls’ self-esteem through music and as a side-effect, turned our own confidence up to 11. Girls Rock Camps were started in the  Riot Grrrl DIY ethic focusing on women centered empowerment + music. Since 2001,  rock camps have blossomed all over the US as a center for positive social change for a new generation of young women. Using rock music, local women mentor and remind girls that they have a voice, and should never be afraid to use it. Loud & Proud!

In the spirit of women-centered awesome, I encourage all of you to donate to your local girls/ladies rock camps, and check out the benefit concert for Rain City Rock Camp this November in Seattle!

8:00 pm, $10
November 13, 2010
The Slab at Seattle Drum School
1010 South Bailey St.
Seattle, WA 98108

Now you just have to ask yourself one question…..What Would Joan Jett Do?

Rock out, Girl-Style!

Folks Festival Favorites

Guest post by Ms. Wizzle at Feminist Themes.

Last week I was absent for very exciting reasons.  First, my mom came out to visit and then my partner and I headed over to Lyons, Colorado for Planet Bluegrass’s 20th Folks Festival.  And it folked my socks off.  Old favorites were there, like Ani DiFranco and Jenny Lewis, and I found some new favorites, too, such as Girlyman and Dala.  Consider the following to be souvenirs I brought back for you!

Ani DiFranco – Her new stuff keeps getting better.  Which is astonishing.  Check out this sweet folk ditty (sorry about the poor visuals, but the sound is great and this vid is from the festival!):

Jenny Lewis – Jenny had me at Rilo Kiley, and her solo stuff continues to win me over.  She played Silver Lining at the Folks Festival, but this clip is from a different performance:

 Girlyman – Girlyman is my new favorite band. They were fantastic free-stylin’ banterers. If you ever, ever, hear about them coming near your town, go see them. This is their official vid (made with the help of comedian Margaret Cho):

Dala – Dala is a Canadian duo made up of Amanda and Sheila who are great musicians, and fellow Beatles lovers.

Liz Longley – Liz Longley also blew me away, especially with her intense song The Gun and The Gold.  Liz was the winner of last year’s songwriter showcase, earning her a full set this year:

Alas, after two days of full sun my northern heritage was showing.  And by that I mean I had a nice little sunburn going, plus some general exhaustion from hot days, cold nights, and fanatical festivarians.  So we headed home on day three, missing a couple of pretty cool acts:

The Waifs – From Australia.

Joy Kills Sorrow – I was excited that this band had a guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin.  The more strings the better, right?  And voices to match.

It was an all around great festival, and I wish that we would have had the energy to stay longer.  Next time we’ll need to get a whole crew together – the campsite next to ours was having a great time…  Any recommendations?

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