Guest Event: Sadie Saturday Night

Guest Event: Sadie Saturday Night

Sadie Saturday Nite is a one person show about a drummer in an all-girl band. It features spoken word and songs about growing up punk in the San Francisco in the seventies. Sadie features the stories from from a storied life. “Sadie…” speaks to who anyone who loves punk, or who’s been a part of a scene, or who’s had their heart broken. Jean’s piece is just in time for the 40th anniversary of so many important first punk albums by bands including X, the Clash, the Damned and Sex Pistols as well as birth of many regional first wave punk bands. “Sadie…” was performed in Austin, June 2016, sponsored in part by the City of Austin, Cultural Arts Division with a post performance program of femme-tactic bands. Sadie was also featured at the Hamilton Fringe Fest, Hyde Park Theatre and The Buffalo Infringement in 2016.

This performance features an appearance by Dennis Driscoll, who will give a short set of gritty NY stories.

“It’s like sneaking into a concert and then getting to be part of the entourage” …coming -of -age reminiscences of this talented, post-punk adrenaline high chanteuse” -ViewMag, Hamilton, ON

“Jean's personal stories bring out some of the grime and grit that's under the fingernails of our glittery imaginations …” - Raise the Hammer

"Caffeine's folk-infused storytelling captures both the heady and foreboding elements of Bay Area youthdom in the Summer of Hate.” - Austin Chronicle

"Reminds me of Jim Carroll’s Basketball Diaries, Patti Smith’s Just Kids and Bukowski’s Ham on Rye” - Spike Gillespie (author, “Pissed Off, Women and Anger, “All the Wrong Men”

About Jean: From drumming to all girl bands to honky tonking, Jean has lived nine totally fascinating lives. Jean’s life adventures vaulted her from a young SF punk drummer frequenting the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco to singer songwriter/band front person in Austin, TX. Her new “Sadie Saturday Nite” is a concept album about coming of age in the 70’s and is a companion piece to the one woman show. Jean migrated to NYC in the early 80’s with dreams of being a DJ. Jean DJ’s (and coat checked, and bartended) at Danceteria, and did guest DJ slots at Mudd Club, Area and Privates. Jean was recruited by founder Ann Magnuson to drum for Pulsallama, a theatrical buzz band who opened shows for the Clash, and were featured in Interview Magazine. Pulsallama was sampled this year by edgy artist Danny Brown’s on “Atrocity Exhibition”. When Pulsallama disbanded, Jean formed Clambake with Holly George Warren and two former Austinites Liz Gall and Cathy Crane. Clambake’s unreleased EP was more-than-mixed by Alex Chilton. Eventually Jean moved out from behind the drum set and into Austin where she fronted Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop releasing a variety of cool records including, “Jean Caffeine’s All night Truckstop” “Knocked Down 7 Times, Got up 8 , “Idee Fixe” and “Geckos in the Elevator”. Jean is also a visual artist and has exhibited in North America. She was an animator for Linklator’s ‘Waking Life. and if you look carefully you can has a cameo in the movie ‘Slacker’.

$10 (online advance) / $12 (door) / $25 (reserved seating)

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