Feminist punk pioneers Frightwig have come full circle. Co-founders Deanna Mitchell and Mia Simmans formed the band in San Francisco in 1982, and made it their mission to dismantle the patriarchy, one hilariously hell-raising song at a time. Two cult-favorite albums (1984’s Cat Farm Faboo and 1986’s Faster, Frightwig, Kill! Kill!) and two EPs (1989’s Phone Sexy and 2013’s Hit Return) unleashed songs like “My Crotch Does Not Say Go,” “A Man’s Gotta Do What a Man’s Gotta Do,” and “Crazy World” into the universe. Tours with Flipper, Butthole Surfers, and Redd Kross helped introduce crowds to Frightwig’s raucous live shows, inspiring Hole, Bikini Kill, L7, and Lunachicks, among others. Throughout line-up changes, motherhood, and hiatuses, Frightwig remained committed to their original ideals. Before beloved drummer Cecilia Kuhn passed away in 2017, she urged her bandmates to keep spreading the music and message. After some deep soul searching, Deanna and Mia eventually found themselves in a room, just the two of them and their instruments. This was how Frightwig started, and this is how Frightwig will continue—with Saint Cecilia’s blessing. You better get ready.
Written by Jeanne Fury 4.1.2019
Dizzy Twin playing out now! Dizzy Twin explores a netherworld of weird, witchy vibes. To date, they’ve put out two albums: Kaleidoscope (2016) and Empire (2018), the latter of which was mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Musically beautiful and lyrically powerful, Dizzy Twin is in a genre all it’s own- an adventurous and dynamic feminist statement reaching into both the future and the past.
“Gorgeous tracks!”- Unwoman (Erica Mulkey)
Live shows coming up:
Thursday March 28 @ The Eagle 398 12th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Friday April 19th @ The Lost Church 65 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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