L7 AND FRIGHTWIG IN SF AUG. 28TH @ THE REGENCY BALLROOM!

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Reviews of L7 show at the Regency Ballroom 8/28/15:

“Opening the show was the quintessential San Francisco punk rock band Frightwig, who once again proved to be the perfect choice to open the show, just as when they played with Faith No More a few months earlier. Led by the thundering bass tone of Deanna Mitchell, the glorious noisy guitar of Mia Simmans, and the pounding drumming of Cecilia Kuhn, the band put on a set of songs that surely had more than a few old schoolers in the crowd flash back to see the band tear up the On Broadway, Mabuhay Gardens or the Tool and Dieback in the day.

National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was on hand to report.” – National Rock Review


“Last night TEENAGE NEWS caught Frightwig at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. It was a perfect show that no true “Punk” shoulda missed. Frightwig are original gangsters, the true pioneers behind the Riot Grrrl Movement. Their debut album “Cat Farm Faboo” gives Punk a knockout punch and establishes Girl-Art.

TEENAGE NEWS doesn’t give half a shit what you think, Frightwig is San Francisco’s most ferocious and talented band. It is time to bow down or die.

Frightwig’s set was too short… They should have headlined the gig; the crowd was left salivating and begging for more. The band is tight and better than ever. Don’t miss them because you need your life changed. They give you salvation, and (most likely) will absolve you of your sins.

Last night, Frightwig played most of their hits, and even if you don’t know their songs their hooks force you to sing along.

…Mia absorbs the underground of her being, and shreds her guitar harder than heavy metal and faster than Punk. Holy cow… her guitar makes so many different noises in every song you think she is playing three guitars at once. You can catch her regularly at San Francisco Farmer’s Markets. Don’t miss it! Support “local,” damnit.

Frightwig is intimidating. They use their knowledge from the past to be combative in the future. Frightwig puts you in Space where you are free from Control. Don’t forget: they are San Francisco’s most ferocious and talented band.” – Teenage News


“…How appropriate then that these metallic-punk heroines got support from San Francisco’s own Frightwig. Coming up with the rest of the city’s punks in the early ’80s, the (mostly) female band morph from punka-boogie to psychedelic garage pop to arty spoken-word. The members swapped instruments just as easily, as when drummer Cecilia Lynch-Kuhn got up from her drum set to sing “I’ll Talk To You And Smile,” ostensibly about a child molester whose victim later becomes a prostitute. Gesticulating wildly as she groan-sang “I know what you did ….” the bizarrest moment was the outro where Lynch-Kuhn signed the lyrics as if to a hearing-impaired audience. Whatever the symbolism, some could relate. Later on, according to L7’s Finch – a one-time SF resident with former roommate Courtney Love – “[Frightwig] got me through some really hard times.” – SF Weekly

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BAG WIG MCDONNELL – THE F WORD: A PUNK FEMINIST PARTY – MAY 13, 2015 IN OAKLAND, CA

 The F Word: A Punk Feminist Party with Alice Bag, Frightwig, and Evelyn McDonnell  

The psych-thrash band Frightwig said it years ago: Wild Women Never Die. Two pioneering feminist punk acts – L.A.’s Alice Bag and the Bay Area’s Frightwig — will play together for the first time ever at Oakland’s Studio Grand on Wednesday, May 13th. They will be joined by writer Evelyn McDonnell, biographer of another legendary all-girl Californian band, the Runaways, for a night of literature and music celebrating “The F Word.”

DOORS: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $5-$15 Gen

No one turned away for lack of funds

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LEGENDARY SAN FRANCISCO PUNK BAND FRIGHTWIG ARE THE LATEST FAITH NO MORE SUPPORT ACT. AT THE WARFIELD 20TH APRIL.

Legendary San Francisco punk band Frightwig are the latest Faith No More support act. At The Warfield 20th April.

Frightwig are a favourite of Roddy Bottum and Imperial Teen and once included former Faith. No Man singer Paula Frazer.

“I saw the first Frightwig show and was so impressed and inspired, I made it a point to never miss another. In all its incarnations, Frightwig WAS the San Francisco music scene. Their sheer intensity horrified and inspired a whole breed of musicians. Bands like Flipper and The Dead Kennedys were threatened by their talent, and because they weren’t so into playing with boys or keyboards at the time I had no choice but to settle for playing with Faith No More.” – Roddy

www.frightwig.org
‪#‎FNMnewsFirst‬
‪#‎FaithNoMoreFollowers‬
‪#‎Solinvictus‬

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Margaret Cho #BeRobin campaign

During November and December 2014 Mia worked with Margaret Cho in her #BeRobin campaign, organizing and playing a series of events on the streets and in the clubs of San Francisco, raising money and awareness on behalf of the homeless population of San Francisco. Food, supplies, clothing, haircuts AND money were passed out to the homeless, and a great time was had by all!

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It’s an ongoing project and over $23,000 has been raised so far. The money has been distributed both directly to homeless people and to a few great homeless charities in San Francisco such as:

Larkin Street Youth Services:
larkinstreetyouth.org

Lava Mae:
lavamae.org

At The Crossroads:
atthecrossroads.org

Donations can be made to:
gofundme.com/berobin

#IfYouHaveGive
#IfYouNeedTake

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Fattoria e Mare

If anyone’s looking for a classy Italian dinner complete with fabulous cocktails, live music and elaborate desserts, head on over to the Fattoria e Mare Restaurant in Burlingame. Mia will be swinging sultry in the bar with her guitar a few times a month, serenading diners and drinkers alike with a mix of classic standards and heartfelt originals.

Fattoria e Mare is located at:
1095 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 342-4923
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Off the Grid

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Dinner and a show? Off the Grid is a roaming mobile food extravaganza- bringing delicious food with free sides of music, craft and soul. Off the Grid operates 23 weekly markets in the greater bay area, promoting the power of a shared food experience to connect communities and creating a great atmosphere for friends and family to have lunch or dinner and enjoy.  Mama Mia d’Bruzzi began playing regularly for Off the Grid in January 2015 and can be found several times a month at their markets.
Info at offthegridsf.com

 

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