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Tidbits, tidbits, tidbits! Okay first of all I have to say that I am now entering my fifth (or is it sixth?) year at coolgrrrls.com! Technically speaking, the site has come a long way since then, and we’ve had so many great girls from all over the world join us. I’m still happy to be a part of it. Now onto the dirt!
Detroit’s own Electric Six (formerly known as the Wildbunch) currently have the number 2 single in the United Kingdom! They even beat out Detroit rapper Eminem who’s at number 3. The band recently signed to XL Records, the overseas home of the White Stripes, and the aforementioned single, “Danger! High Voltage” features a vocal cameo by, um, Jack White. The Electric Six have come a long way since their days playing the Gold Dollar, singing songs about going to a gay bar. Or something. Yeah! If you are reading this from the U.K., you should now that the Electric Six are on tour there now and will be for the next few weeks, so go see ‘em! Visit www.electricsix.com for the itinerary.
Punk rock! The best thing to come across my desk so far this year is hands down Fabulous Disaster’s new CD “Panty Raid.” It’s 14 tracks of brutal punk rock lovin’ with killer guitar riffs delivered by the one and only Lynda Mandolyn. The ladies of Fab D really kick it out for this one and bring on the fierce, west cost punk sound that I know you’re gonna love. Produced by Alex Newport and Fat Mike, the “Panty Raid” will be out Feb. 11 on Pink & Black Records. Get it!
In other news: Beatlesque pop-rockers the Singles just recently signed with the Rainbow Quartz label. If we’re lucky we’ll be getting a full length CD from the boys soon. The newest local hot spot that everybody is just about sick of, the Lager House, has introduced two new regular events involving chicks and records. The first is “That Time of the Month” with DJs Mercy and Tina Roxx. It’s hot. It’s sexy. It’s glam. It’s the best place to get drunk on a Thursday night. The other new night is “Bad Kitty” which is a monthly event featuring Virginia and Corey spinning records while patrons sip on 2 dollar Pink Pussycats and crunch kitty themed munchies. Go drink yourself silly while hot chicks play records!
And now the obligatory self-promotion spot…the Gore Gore Girls (those nasty bitches) will hit Call the Office in London, Ontario on Feb. 8; Lady-Like Fest at the Elbow Room in Ypsilanti, MI with the Dishes and Dangerville on Feb. 15; the Budda Bar in Detroit on Feb. 17 with Lorelei; Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, OH on Feb. 27; Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ on Feb. 28; The Southpaw in NYC on March 1, and a bunch of other dates as well coming up. Scandinavian dates will be posted soon!!
Had anybody heard our compilation CD yet? I think the music on it is great! Although, I think next time (if we do another one of these) the packaging should represent all the coolgrrrls, and sans firearms. But that’s just my opinion. Some of my favorite songs on it are The Waulkees “Coolest Girl in Town”, “Lethal Lipgloss” by the Riff Randells and one of the best songs is definitely “Femmenstruation Liberation” by Dada Stunt Girl!!! I think that’s a great song! I’ve never heard of that band before either, and now I have, so that’s cool too. I thought it was highly ironic and a little sad, though, that song (with lyrics like “come on girls lets liberate, come on girls lets educate”) had to be placed AFTER a song with lyrics that say “You’re a bitch, you’re a bitch, you are such a stupid bitch”. Both are good songs though, and the whole album is fun to listen to. Thanks for putting this together Frank!!! Great idea.