Season of the Witch: To Benefit the ACLU's Efforts to Defend our Abortion Rights
Benefit to fight Abortion Bans feat guests: Alexis Krauss (Sleigh Bells), Cristina Martinez (Boss Hog), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras), Leah Hennessey (Hennessey), Ann Courtney (Mother Feather), Lydia Gammell (Gustaf), Dylan Hundley (Lulu Lewis)& more!!!!
New York, NY, 10003
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Season of the Witch
Season of the Witch was put together by Dylan Hundley of Lulu Lewis and Diane Gentile of Diane and the Gentle Men to help raise funds for the ACLU to fight Abortion Bans. An all girl night with some of the most respected female musicians in New York, Season of the Witch will help start a year long call to action for women in music.
The band are: Cait O'Riordan (original and longtime bassist of the Pogues), Karyn Kuhl of New Jersey's popular Karyn Kuhl band, Linda Pitmon on drums from the Baseball Project (a band with STeve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate plus members of R.E.M.) Special guest singers include: Christina Martinez of Boss Hog (w/Jon Spencer), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras), Ann Courtney (Mother Feather), Dina Regine, Dylan Hundley and more!
American vocalist, performer, songwriter and photographer. Married to guitarist Jon Spencer.
Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras)
American guitarist, singer and songwriter, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.
Associated acts The Pogues, The Nips, The Radiators, Elvis Costello
Caitlín "Cait" O'Riordan is a Nigerian-born British musician of Irish and Scottish descent.[ She played bass guitar for the British-Irish punk/folk band The Pogues from 1983 to 1986. She later played with Elvis Costello from 1986 to 2002, and has been a part of as several other projects including her newest side project Bitchface with Syd Straw of the Golden Palominos, Linda Pitmon of The Baseball Project and Karyn Kuhl of the Karyn Kuhl band.
Caitlín O'Riorda heard The Nips' song "Gabrielle" on the radio in 1979, and subsequently met future Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan, who was working at Rocks Off Records, where she went to purchase the record.
In 1982, she was invited by MacGowan to join his newly forming band Pogue Mahone. She appeared on the group's first two albums, Red Roses for Me and Rum Sodomy & the Lash, the EP Poguetry in Motion, and several early singles, before leaving in 1986. Besides playing bass, she provided vocals for "I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day" on Rum Sodomy & the Lash, and for "Haunted" on the soundtrack to Alex Cox's film Sid and Nancy. The Pogues' most commercially successful song, "Fairytale of New York" from If I Should Fall from Grace with God, was written as a duet for O'Riordan and MacGowan, O'Riordan and Elvis Costello are mentioned in the lyrics to "Fiesta" from If I Should Fall from Grace with God.
In 1983, she became the singer in Darryl Hunt's jazz band Pride of the Cross. During her time with Pride of the Cross, she sang lead on their only single, "Tommy's Blue Valentine".
She acted in the 1987 Alex Cox film, Straight to Hell, as the singing dancehall girl Slim McMahon, and also in the 1988 Frank Deasy film The Courier.
O'Riordan became involved with Elvis Costello in 1985, while he was producing the Pogues' album Rum Sodomy & the Lash;[they married on 17 May 1986. She left The Pogues later that year to join Costello on his King of America tour. She co-wrote the track "Lovable" from that album, and wrote, co-wrote, and appeared on songs on Costello's subsequent albums Blood & Chocolate, Spike and Mighty Like a Rose.
In 2004, she joined Pogues' guitarist Phil Chevron's re-united band The Radiators; that year she toured with the Pogues for the first time in 18 years. She left the Radiators and was replaced in February 2006 by Jesse Booth, and went on to form a band of divorcées named PreNup with Hothouse Flowers guitarist Fiachna Ó Braonáin.
Cait went to College and received a degree in Psychology.
She was a guest at Shane MacGowan's 60th Birthday Concert in 2018 with a host of superstars that included Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, Glen Hansard, Camille O’Sullivan, Johnny Depp, Cerys Matthews, Carl Barat of The Libertines, Lisa O’Neill, Finbar Furey, whenyoung, Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols, Clem Burke of Blondie, Jesse Malin, Spider Stacy, Jem Finer and Terry Woods of The Pogues, Bono, Imelda May and Sinead O'Connor.
American drummer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is married to Steve Wynn and lives in New York.
Lydia Gammill (Gustaf)
Dylan Hundley (Lulu Lewis)
Leah Victoria Hennessey (Hennessey)
Ann Courtney (Mother Feather)
Diane Gentile (Diane and the Gentle Men)
Twin Guns is Andrea Sicco on vocals/guitar and Jungle Jim on drums. Sicco was drawn to NYC from his homeland of Italy by the Velvet Underground and ‘70s punk, bringing with him the aesthetic/sounds of ‘60s Italian cinema. Jungle Jim came to NYC after a stint playing drums in The Cramps and recording/touring for years in Sub-Pop artists The Makers. Releasing their
first two albums as a duo of guitar and drums only, they recruited Kristen Fayne-Mulroy, a NYC native, in 2014 to play bass.
Twin Guns have been providing listeners with an “engaging journey into the heart of garagepunk darkness for the past six years. Described as a reverberating sonic tornado that sucks up and spits out elements of ‘60s punk, biker instrumentals, spaghetti-westerns, surf-rock and psychedelia, Twin Guns creates a blend of dark, reverberated rock-n-roll that has landed them gigs with legends such as Dick Dale, Kid Congo Powers, & The Chrome Cranks as well as
contemporary torch-carriers Acid Baby Jesus and Capsula.
Together they create surf-rock meets Morricone to make Garage-Noir.
The band released their third LP “The Last Picture Show” on Germany’s Hound Gawd Records which was recorded and co-produced by Matt Verta-Ray (Heavy Trash, Speedball Baby) and mastered by Grammy-award-winning producer and engineer Michael Tudor.
2018 will see the release of the band’s fourth offering, “Imaginary World” on Big Neck Records, mastered by Jim Diamond (whose roster of clients includes the White Stripes, The Sonics, and Kim Fowley).
The band will be playing a short run of dates in the U.K and Scotland this October.
The Goodnight Darlings
THE GOODNIGHT DARLINGS ARE..
A Power duo-- Post-Punk, Pop, Noise Pop, Art, Dub, Dance Rock.
"A Modern Day Version of Blondie"--Record Journal
Sounds like Karen O and Robert Smith falling in love dancing to a Timbaland beat.
Their sound/style finds its home somewhere between where The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold and early Blondie might hang out.
They are erudite and pop, sinister and passionate. Hauntingly danceable.
Kat Auster, (Juilliard Grad, SONY/EMI songwriter, MTV's Rockstar coach on "Made"), fronts The Goodnight Darlings.
"Rightly acclaimed for their explosive live show; well crafted pop rock with attitude and substance. Singer Katarina Auster has the pinup gleam of Blondie.."- Kings of A&R "..Sounds like Gwen Stefani's evil twin." -The Village Voice.
Wilson brings the boom! with his powerful beats and luscious guitars.
"Wilson is the South American 'Edge'"- Jerry Wonda (producer Fugees, U2, Justin Bieber)
Wilson recorded & played arena shows with grammy award-winning artist/producer Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill & Pras as the Fugees, who nicknamed him "the punk" and "the scientist" because of his frenetic energy and impressive array of 13 guitar pedals. Wilson is also session guitarist for artists such as Mary J. Blige, DMC, Lordz of Brooklyn, and Patti La Belle.
Their most recent EP, "All I Ever Wanted" was recorded at Brooklyn's Studio G (Iggy Pop, Black Keys, Tom Waits). Producer Tony Maimone (member of Pere Ubu, bass player with Frank Black, They Might Be Giants) worked with them on these new tracks, along with renowned musicians: Joe Tomino (Dub Trio, Matisyahu) and a rap cameo from Emmy Award Winning MC Jabee (Murs, Run the Jewels, El-P).
The EP also features a re-mixed version of single "Empire Vampire" via producer Nic Hard (Taylor Swift, Joey Ramone). The band additionally created an exciting dance music video for this song, which premiered on Huffington Post, in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil members and Close Up Experience Prod.
Puma Perl is a widely published poet and writer, as well as a performer and producer. She is the author of two chapbooks, Ruby True and Belinda and Her Friends, and two full-length poetry collections, knuckle tattoos, and Retrograde, (great weather for MEDIA.) A fifth, Birthdays Before and After (Beyond Baroque,) is due for release in 2019. She is the creator, curator, and producer of Puma Perl’s Pandemonium, which launched at the Bowery Electric in 2012 and brings spoken word together with rock and roll. As Puma Perl and Friends, she performs regularly with a group of excellent musicians. Puma Perl is a widely published poet and writer, as well as a performer and producer. She is the author of two chapbooks, Ruby True and Belinda and Her Friends, and two full-length poetry collections, knuckle tattoos, and Retrograde, (great weather for MEDIA.) A fifth, Birthdays Before and After (Beyond Baroque,) is due for release in 2019. She is the creator, curator, and producer of Puma Perl’s Pandemonium, which launched at the Bowery Electric in 2012 and brings spoken word together with rock and roll. As Puma Perl and Friends, she performs regularly with a group of excellent musicians. Puma Perl is a widely published poet and writer, as well as a performer and producer. She is the author of two chapbooks, Ruby True and Belinda and Her Friends, and two full-length poetry collections, knuckle tattoos, and Retrograde, (great weather for MEDIA.) A fifth, Birthdays Before and After (Beyond Baroque,) is due for release in 2019. She is the creator, curator, and producer of Puma Perl’s Pandemonium, which launched at the Bowery Electric in 2012 and brings spoken word together with rock and roll. As Puma Perl and Friends, she performs regularly many of New York City's finest musicians. She believes in the transformative power of the arts.
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