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Sound Sisters 33 – Andy Pohl of Tsunami Bomb & Sell The Heart Records

The Sisters kick things off with a roundtable discussion focusing on ways to cope with mental illness through creative outlets. Andy Pohl (guitarist from Tsunami Bomb, label owner of “Sell The Heart Records”, and “Question the Answers” podcast host) joins the conversation to provide his insights. Andy chats about how he found the much needed work/life balance in his home remote environment and ways others can unplug. Later, he opens up on what it was like stepping in as a new guitarist for an already established band. There’s talks of  how he meditates on tour, best DIY practices for starting a record label, and  discovering a creeptastic ghostly gas pump in the middle of nowhere. All this while Drea has major fangirl feels due to Tsunami Bomb being such an influential band in her earlier years as a musician. Plus, music from Decent Criminal & RLND read more

Sound Sisters 32 – Riot Squad Media

The Sisters kick things off with a roundtable discussion focusing on the do’s and don’ts of rebranding. This episode’s guests have a lot of experience in this arena, Terry Smith and Laura Rose from Riot Squad Media join the conversation to chat about their insights on the topic. As previous hosts of Punksylvania, they authentically and transparently dig into how they crossed over into their new platform. They also talk about how their DIY female empowered collective / media firm provides a lot of PR, promotion, and support to punk musicians globally through their podcast as well as other Riot Squad branded outlets. Their fresh and polished new format is not only celebrated, but needed in a time where so many currently feel musically disconnected. There are talks of Camp Punksylvania, ghosts, females lifting each other up, how to collaborate in a long distance working relationship, Canada’s take on Trump, plus what type of sandwiches, and poutine they would be. To say many laughs and virtual hugs were had is an understatement. All this and more, on this riot-of-an-episode of the Sound Sisters podcast. read more

Sound Sisters 30 – Cherry Dollface

The Sisters kick things off with some best practices on how to launch your own startup. This episode’s guest provided many insights on this topic.  Her impressive credits include successful business owner, YouTube star, podcast host, traveling model, award winning author, licensed esthetician, and more importantly, an authentic advocate for female empowerment. *insert rockabilly music here* Of course we are referring to  none other than Cherokee Jackson, lovingly also known as THE Cherry Dollface.  She chats about her roller coaster self made ride from being one of the first pinup YouTuber tutorial queens on the scene to a successful brand with limitless possibilities. She emphasizes  the importance of remaining adaptable to self growth while staying true to your dreams. There is talks of skincare, music, aliens, Angela’s major Cherry fangirl moment at the first It’s Not Dead fest, and how the term, “being born in the wrong era” is a severely misguided notion. All this and more on this episode of the Sound Sister’s Podcast. read more

Sound Sisters 29 – Stephen ‘Psyko Steve’ Chilton

The Sound Sisters are all about supporting music venues, and in honor of this episode’s special guest they kick things off discussing their most memorable moments at Phoenix’s infamous staple The Mason Jar, now known as The Rebel Lounge. Later, they brought in Arizona veteran concert promoter  Stephen Chilton (owner of Psyko Steve Presents and The Rebel Lounge) to discuss his political efforts with NIVA: National Independent Venue Association. As a founder and one of the Vice Presidents, Steve fights alongside the rest of the board to help save independent  music venues through political activism. NIVA’s focus is securing financial support to preserve the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters. He also chats with the Sisters about various promoter war stories, including how a well-known national band’s dumbassery almost caused a full on riot. Find out the name of that band and how you can help #saveourstages on this episode of the Sound Sister’s podcast! read more

Sound Sisters 28 – CHASER (Sound Speed Records)

The Sisters kickstart the episode chatting about a ways they are adapting creatively in our current societal state. They share all the giggles because it was their first in-studio-socially-distancing-recording -session at the Sound Sister Studio since the COVID outbreak. Disclaimer: The Sound Sisters supports safe social distancing practices. They  each followed major precautions before, after, and during recording. Don’t forget kids, “Wash your damn hands and wear a fucking mask!” Later, they virtually dial in SoCal skate punk band Chaser. They discuss what it takes to stay consistently musically motivated through connecting with their fans. Other topics covered: How recording went down for Chaser’s killer new album, “Look Alive” on Sound Speed Records, what is so inspiring about 90s punk, tour do’s and don’ts, ways they continue to write new music during the pandemic, what it’s like to share the stage with bands that inspired them to play, and most importantly Carol Fucking Baskin. All this, plus they spin new Chaser tracks, on this episode of the Sound Sisters Podcast. read more

Sound Sisters 27 – April “Schupe” Schupmann of Sniper 66

The Sisters kick off the episode with a topic that is near and dear to their black hearts: Ways to support live music establishments through organizations such as the National Independent Venue Association. Later, they brought in drummer April “Schupe” Schupmann from Sniper 66, Threes Away, Lizzie Boredom, Fight Plan….and more. Much emphasis on the “more” bands piece because when asked the grand total of her current music projects, April has officially lost count. Literally. To say many musical stories were told is an understatement. They also chat about her North Dakota UFO sighting and fangirling out over Joey Cape. Plus, she relives her Punk Rock Bowling nightmare realized, which ended with Pat Thetic from Anti-Flag mistaking a gear mishap for a leftfoot kick drum show off sesh. Find out how she pulled it off and more on this episode of the Sound Sisters Podcast!  read more

Sound Sisters 26 – Brenna Red of The Last Gang Part 2

The sisters pick up this episode with an earlier song from The Last Gang. The foursome chat about her songwriting process, how the band is creating  their newest album while social distancing, the ways they fiercely miss tour life, as well as touch on important issues like Indiana Jones and Del Taco’s secret menu. Plus, they geek out hardcore on Disneyland food must haves, rides, and how it use to be the youngster Cali punk rock hangout. There are so many topics covered, we had to break it up into two episodes! So grab your burrito and have a seat because you don’t want to miss part one of this very special Sound Sister episode featuring Brenna Red.  read more

GRAVE SISTERS EPISODE FIVE

Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary!

GRAVE SISTERS EPISODE FIVE: The creepy and kooky sister of the Sound Sisters’ podcast. For those who believe they’re locked down with spectral roommates, the pandemic has been less isolating than they bargained for. The sisters open the casket and discuss what’s been happening to them while in quarantine. Later, they are joined by director/creator of Camp Punksylvania, Laura Rose, who discusses her apartment ghost(s). The sisters then talk to their cousin-sister, Crystal Solage – who discusses seeing her cabinets open while she was half asleep in quarantine.  read more