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.
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“Dale Nixon Assaulted Me on Tour” by Kim Austin
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.
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!
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.
Check out these behind the scene pictures taken of the music video shoot of I Really Don’t Care.
The sisters kick off this episode with an insightful round table discussion on various ways to help your community during the pandemic. Later, Last Gang’s vocalist and guitarist Brenna Red joins in on the banter. 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.
The Sisters kick off the episode with a pandemic conscious Round Table Discussion focusing on how they are giving back. Producer power couple Sarah Kelly and Michael Garcia join the conversation to talk about ways their organization, Punks 4 Change, is helping the community while practicing safe social distancing practices. They also dive into the inner workings of their non-profit, and how COVID-19 made them pivot from throwing shows as a main platform for fundraising efforts. Later, Sarah and Michael chat about their dancing birds, makeup obsessed ghostly house guests, spooky happenings with a Darth Vader helmet, who is on their fangirl dream show wish list, and how making societal change through punk rock is more important than ever right now. All this and more on the Sound Sisters podcast. Song by Knocked Down – Warm Winter
The Sisters kick off this episode by paying respects to the #blacklivesmatter movement. They also discuss the importance of being vocal against the horrific racist events that are taking over America, and how crucial it is to promote unity. Later, they fall in virtual sisterly-love-at-first-sight with host/creator of She’s a Punk podcast, Siobhan Woodrow. She discusses how she overcame sexism in the radio industry, what it was like to interview Alice Bag, and how she found solidarity amongst fellow punk females in her quest to create the now celebrated DIY podcast. Siobhan also opens up on why she empathizes with America’s current societal state, while reflecting on how her own country, Canada, has its fair share of racism. The foursome go on to geek-out over Siobhan’s dream podcast interview list, which rightfully includes Patti Smith and Sisters of Mercy Patricia Morison. There are talks of Indiana Jones, with a side of lady boners for Lars and Matt Freeman. All this and more on the Sound Sisters first ever crossover episode with She’s a Punk Podcast.