I am SO excited to be a part of this awesome Xray Spex tribute show (we’re called the X-Respects, fyi). We had our first rehearsal yesterday and I can’t wait for the show—everyone in this band is awesome. This is gonna sell out so getcher tickets, folks!
X-ReSpects: The X-Ray Spex Tribute Show
plus Militia, The Suzan, and The Shivering Brigade
Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 7:30 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY
16 years and over, $12
This is a tribute show in honor of Poly Styrene, singer, poet, and founder of the classic punk band, X-Ray Spex, who passed away two years ago from breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to War Child http://www.warchild.org/ a charity close to Poly’s heart.
X-ReSpects band includes:
Holly Brewer (The Folks Below): Vocals
Amy Klein (Leda) & Hailey Wojcik (Wojcik): Guitars
Aileen Brophy (The Space Merchants): Bass
Carrie-Anne Murphy (Bad Credit, No Credit): Saxophone
Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls): Drums
Thanks so much to everyone who watched us on The Chris Gethard Show last week!!!
It was really fun and weird in a good way!
We didn’t get to meet Zach Galifianakis, because he left early and then we were too lazy to get up and hold up some kind of awkward homemade sign at the Today Show when he was on the next morning…
BUT we did meet some truly amazing characters from some sort of Italian American talkshow that was using the studio before us, and we learned a lot about public access television. Mostly that it is beautiful and we hope to be back very soon.
Here’s the video! (If you wanna watch our parts first, they’re at about 19:30 and 43:30, but you should watch the whole thing. Especially the hula hoop lady)
who’s ready for some summer tourin??
just a reminder as to why we’re doing this
Girls pose by a jail that recalls the witch trials of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1945.
Girls Get Busy’s Song of the Week: WOJCIK - Wise Blood
WOJCIK is the project of singer/guitarist Hailey Wojcik, accompanied by other musicians on drums, strings, & field recordings. My Old Kentucky Blog says it “sounds mighty fine at volumes that may disturb others who may be in the room with you.” Her debut LP, Wise Blood, was released in September 2012.
I <3 Girls Get Busy! And my song Wise Blood is their song of the week—huzzah!