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!
…and the Sound Sisters are back from their hiatus to talk one of Fat Wreck Chords all-time best drummers, Myra Gallarza from Bad Cop/Bad Cop. This episode kicks off with the round table topic: The Necessary Evil of Social Media in Creative Businesses. The ladies then chat with Myra about overcoming sexism early on in the music industry. She also reveals sneak peak recording info on Bad Cop’s upcoming album, what it was really like to work with Fat Mike, and does some reminiscing about road story misadventures with acts such as Dog Party and Pity Party. Later on, Myra spooks the Sound Sisters with stories about Ouija board experiences and her real life ghost encounters. All this and the premier of Gaby Kaos’ single from her new self titled solo album.