She’s an innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer: since the 80s, Grammy-winning multi-talented Jody Watley has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her recordings. With an amazing 32 Top Ten Singles and 13 No. 1 Singles in the R&B, pop and dance music genres over the past three decades – including such classics as “Looking For A New Love...
Scream Club is Cindy Wonderful and Sarah Adorable, and began in Olympia WA in 2002. The Scream Club sound combines elements of hip hop, pop, punk, dance, glam rock, and rap. From the beginning, Scream Club has been dedicated to touring most months out of the year, both in the US and Europe. Now located in Berlin, Scream Club's catchy songs, artsy music videos, and energetic stage shows have developed a cult-like following around the world.
The debut album from Betty & The Id entitled “The Wrong Side Of Everything" is out now! An exclusive strictly limited pressing of 100 copies is available now from www.bettyandtheid.bigcartel.com or at our upcoming gigs. This initial pressing comes as coloured vinyl effect CD's in five different colours (Red,Orange,Blue,Green and traditional Black.) The album was recorded and mixed over a two-day period in December 2008 at Toe Rag analogue studio, Hackney, live onto Studer A-80 1 inch 8-track tape machine using a vintage backline and minimal overdubs.
Ste McCabe is Manchester's political queer pop-punkster, blending punk guitars, retro beats and a sarcastic view of the world with a radical, queer, feminist view point. Ste's been playing at various queer, riot grrrl and DIY events in the UK since summer 2006 and his releases "Pink Bomb" EP and "Hate Mail" album, wowed musos and audiences around the country full to the brim with homophobe-baiting, pro-feminist, anti-church, fun and angry pop music.
Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, O.M. (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. Tippett was regarded by many as an outsider in British music, a view that may have been related to his early conscientious objection and his homosexuality. His pacifist beliefs led to a prison sentence in World War II, and for many years his music was considered ungratefully written for voices and instruments, and therefore difficult to perform.
The Shondes (from the Yiddish for "shame", "monster" or "disgrace",) are a riot grrrl-influenced rock quartet based in Brooklyn, New York. Their songs combine punk rock with classical and traditional jewish music, with emotionally intense lyrics that speak to the band's radical politics. Their debut LP the red sea (produced by tony maimone,) was released on January 8, 2008. The band's original lineup was Louisa Rachel Solomon on bass and lead vocals, Elijah Oberman on violin and vocals, Temim Fruchter on drums and vocals , and Ian Brannigan on guitar.
Allison Weiss is an American guitar player and singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. Weiss first picked up a guitar at age 14 in an attempt to become a punk rock star and impress her high school crush, and though the teenage romance died after one short month, her passion for music lived on. After moving to Athens, GA in 2005, Weiss spent the next five years in and out of various pseudo-relationships which fueled the fire for one infectious breakup song after another.
JD Samson was born August 4, 1978, in Cleveland, OH, under the name is of Jocelyn Samson. She dresses in an androgynous way and has become synonomous with Kathleen Hanna's feminist electropunk band Le Tigre. Growing up in Cleveland's suburb Pepper Pike, Ohio and attended Orange High School, she came out as a lesbian at 15 years old. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY in '00 with a degree in film.