NEW SG Interview: Andy Bell of Erasure – The Violet Flame
Oct 2014 15

NEW SG Interview: Andy Bell of Erasure – The Violet Flame  

Posted In Blog,Entertainment,Favorites,Interviews,Music

by Nicole Powers

“What’s on the inside comes out. And I think at the moment we just feel like in some ways we’ve been regenerated.” – Andy Bell, Erasure

In spiritual teachings, the violet flame is a divine transcendent force that transmutes the negative and transforms it into a positive. It’s therefore a fitting name for Erasure’s sixteenth studio album, which was released on September 23rd, 2014. Though the effervescent synth-pop grooves are nothing short of a party, the lyrics hint at darker times.

As Andy tells me in our phone interview (which took place on the eve of the album’s release), following the death of his manager and former long-term partner in 2012, he found solace in a new relationship and feels like he’s been given a second chance in life. It’s this return to the good times that served as the creative fuel for The Violet Flame.

During the course of our conversation we talk about the new album and tour, the challenges of being out in an increasingly corporate and closed industry, and his two and four-legged sources of love and inspiration.

Read the full interview on SuicideGirls.com/.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Thomas Ambrose Denney
Oct 2014 15

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Thomas Ambrose Denney  

Posted In All Things SG,Art,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

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This Thursday, October 16th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi Suicide, Chloe Suicide, and Nicole Powers will be joined by illustrator and performance artist (in a very literal sense!) Thomas Ambrose Denney.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

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About Thomas Ambrose Denney

Thomas is an artist with over a decade of experience in a wide variety of media. Renowned as an expert illustrator, with several notable album covers under his belt, Thomas started his career doing illustrations for music festivals and zines. He’s also known for his live painting performances at music events. Venues and events that he’s performed at include The Roxy with the Third Eye Gathering, Serenity Gathering, The Hive Gallery, The Vex, Los Angeles Metal Fest, The Belasco in Los Angeles, LA JOYA with the Conscious life Expo, to name but a few. For more info visit tomdenney.com/.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Ramonda Hammer
Oct 2014 02

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Ramonda Hammer  

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

by Blogbot

This Thursday, October 2nd on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined by the bastard future love children of Alanis Morissette and Weezer aka LA indie-alt-pop-rock band Ramonda Hammer.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

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About Ramonda Hammer

On a warm mid-90s night, Alanis Morissette and Weezer got super drunk and were dared by their friends to make out, but they were all like “no way man, we’re just friends.” They did it anyway and there was totally hella chemistry, and so they banged and had a baby and named it Ramonda Hammer. They then gave the little band child a Pavement, Cranberries, and No Doubt CD, and some interesting guitar pedals, and teleported it into the future, more specifically the year 2014.

Ramonda Hammer is now thriving in Los Angeles, CA as an indie-alt-pop-rock band made up of singer/guitar player Devin Davis, lead guitarist Randy Felten, bassist Andy Hengl, and drummer Colin Knight. They rock hard, however, the music is beautifully bittersweet and Davis’ emotional, self-loathing, lovelorn lyrics resonate with anyone who is like “I SOMETIMES DON’T FUCKING LIKE MYSELF OR THE WAY LIFE WORKS AND IT MAKES ME SAD”, and if that is you, then you should have a listen.

Just check them out regardless. They have a music video for the song “Chaotic” that will be released this week and premiering on SG Radio! You can also see Ramonda Hammer live at the Voodoo Lounge on October 12th at 9:00 for $5. Please check out their Facebook and Twitter for more show dates and info on downloading their music. If you don’t end up liking Ramonda Hammer, then you’re the minority and someone somewhere will probably do whatever they can to fight for your rights as a minority but you know, they can only do so much.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Scattered Hamlet
Sep 2014 23

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Scattered Hamlet  

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

by Blogbot

This Thursday, September 25th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined by hillbilly rock and honky tonk metal band Scattered Hamlet.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

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Scattered Hamlet
“It’s honky tonk metal, like you took a handful of cheap trucker speed and headed out on the warpath” is how Scattered Hamlet describes their musical style. Created to capture the essence of growing up in the country while giving nods to the original classic rock and outlaw country pioneers, Scattered Hamlet is one part Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet featuring heavy rock elements from Motorhead to Down. According to Sleaze Roxx, “Scattered Hamlet’s influences range from southern rock to groove metal to doom metal with the attitude of punk rock.”

With humble origins all across the US and a relentless touring schedule of 100+ shows a year visiting 40 + states, the band makes no apologies for the equal love of Harley Davidsons, honky tonks, Les Pauls, Marshalls, shotguns and classic American symbolism. There debut full length album, Skeleton Dixie, was produced by two time grammy nominated Jason Donaghy who’s credits include Rob Zombie, John 5 and the Murder Dolls and mastered by legend Howie Weinberg who’s credits include: Pantera, Slayer, White Zombie and Danzig. The band has amassed a strong underground following called “Hell Riders” who maintain their own “chapters” (fan clubs) independent of the band.

Scattered Hamlet has made two appearances at Rocklahoma being selected as one of the top 5 second stage acts (2012/2014), Van’s Warped Tour, A2 Festival (Michigan), SXSW, done product demonstrations at the Ana- heim NAMM show and has toured as direct artist support for Jason Charles Miller (Godhead) and Gypsyhawk (Metalblade) on full US Tours. The band also independently headlines US tours and has supported Supersuckers, Michale Graves (Misfits), Jackyl, Alien Ant Farm, 12 Stones, Wayland, Genitorturers, Texas Hippie Coalition, Tracii Guns and the Alex Skolnick Trio in addition to being featured at festivals alongside Black Label Society, Down, Kill Devil Hill, Kid Rock, Mushroomhead, Taproot, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Andrew WK and Hed Pe.

For more info visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.

SG Radio feat. Diamante and the Creative Team Behind Honeymoon
Sep 2014 11

SG Radio feat. Diamante and the Creative Team Behind Honeymoon  

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Movies,Music,SG Radio

by Blogbot

This Thursday, September 11th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined in-studio by the singer/songwriter/teen-sensation Diamante (who’s just turned 18!), and Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei, the creative team behind the spectacularly creepy new film Honeymoon (#SGProTip: Don’t spent yours in a remote cabin in the woods).

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Diamante

Diamante kicked off 2014 with back to back singles on the January Billboard Hot Singles Sales Charts, with “Savage” at #5 and “Burns” at #6, peaking to #3 in May with the newest hit release “Bite Your Ass. ” She just scored Best Rock Song at the 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards with “Burns.”

Having just turned 18, this rocker with her self written songs, has also taken home the title of Best Rock Record at the Indie Music Channel Awards two years in a row, as well as wins in the categories of, Best Young Rock Artist, Best Rock Recording, Best Music Video for “Impossible,” and the coveted title of Teen Artist of the Year.

Not only has Diamante climbed the music charts and dominated the award shows, but she has also shared the stage with numerous notable acts including, The Used, Dead Sara, All Time Low, Yellow Card, Cherri Bomb, Stitched Up Heart. This teen rock star has taken the music industry by storm, and won Ernie Battle of the Bands earning a spot at the Vans Warped Tour. She has also wowed huge audiences with recurring live performances at renowned Hollywood hot spots such as The Avalon, Key Club, House of Blues, Whisky a Go-Go, Roxy Theatre, and more.

Recently, Diamante has been working on her own VEVO Verified Live Performance Series, and has been back in the studio working on the anxiously awaited upcoming EP, releasing the it’s first track “Bite Your Kiss.”

For more on Diamante follow her Facebook and Twitter and visit her website.

About Honeymoon / Leigh Janiak / Phil Graziadei

Honeymoon is a super creepy tale of newlyweds Paul and Bea, and how something beautiful can become monstrous. The film was written by Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei, and directed by Janiak.

Leigh Janiak’s first obsession with movies grew after becoming particularly enamored with The Goonies. Using her parents’ VHS camcorder, she spent her childhood in suburban Cleveland creating and filming sketches and then starring in and directing plays as the president of her high school theatre troupe. She attended undergraduate at NYU, where she focused on creative writing and comparative religion, studying abroad in Germany and Israel. She then attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, enrolled in a doctoral program in modern Jewish studies with an emphasis on violence and identity in post–World War II Hebrew literature. In Chicago, her passion for filmmaking was reignited by Fire Escape Films, a community of student filmmakers. After working on numerous short films and experimenting with Super 16 and old-school Moviola editing, she ultimately abandoned her PhD and moved to Los Angeles to pursue film full time. In Los Angeles, Leigh worked at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, and at Misher Films in both development and production. Leigh and her writing partner, Phil Graziadei, met as undergraduates at NYU. They’ve been friends for over a decade and writing partners since 2005. They’ve written numerous feature films together. Honeymoon is Leigh’s feature film directing debut.

Born and raised in Germany, Phil Graziadei moved to New Hampshire before studying comparative literature at NYU. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, he taught courses in German language, literature, and film. He has worked as a writer’s and director’s assistant to David Chase. Phil currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is an editor at one of the city’s premiere arts institutions. Honeymoon is Phil’s first produced feature.

For more on Honeymoon visit the Facebook page and website. Honeymoon is released in theaters, on demand, and on iTunes on September 12.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Barrio Tiger
Aug 2014 28

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Barrio Tiger  

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

by Blogbot

This Thursday, Aug 28th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined by Echo Park garage punk band Barrio Tiger.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Barrio Tiger

Barrio Tiger is an L.A. based garage punk band from Echo Park with a rep to protect for delivering blistering live shows. After the demise of his beloved Juvee Skateshop, Calixto Hernandez was losing his mind. “There ain’t nothin’ to do!” he cried so he hunted down Jimmy James, former guitar slinger for kick ass rockers such as The Hangmen, The Comatones, and the Masons. Together they formed the nucleus of what would eventually become Barrio Tiger. Rounding out the current lineup is Montebello’s hard hitting favorite son, Mark Benquechea, and DTLA MC5 acolyte, Eligh Macias on boomstick.

The band has shared the stage with Boots Electric (Jesse Hughes from Eagles Of Death Metal), The Fleshtones, Red Fang, The Upper Crust, The Humpers, The Hangmen, Scream, Crystal Antlers, Deadbolt, Fatso Jetson, Early Man and the legendary Mike Watt, among others. Recent festivals and shows included slots at SXSW, the Eagle Rock Music Festival, Reno’s Sleazefest, the Las Vegas Shakedown, Echo Park Rising (an answer to the Sunset Junction fiasco), and the San Diego Music Thing festival in addition to hard touring up and down the west coast as well as the south and southwest.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Charming Liars
Aug 2014 21

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Charming Liars  

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

by Blogbot

This Thursday, Aug 21st on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined by Anglo-American rock group, Charming Liars. The band –– who’ve recently released an official video for their current single, “The Desperation,” off their new EP “We Won’t Give Up” –– will also be treating us to a live acoustic set.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Charming Liars

Charming Liars is a British/American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by lead vocalist, Charlie Cosser, guitarist, Karnig Manoukian, and bassist, Mike Kruger, in London, England.

As teens growing up in London, England, the trio of talented musicians and songwriters that make up the core of this dynamic new rock band were shaken to their young souls by the crunching guitar riffs and memorable melodies that came out of the hard rock capital of the world, namely, Los Angeles.

The impact on these impressionable music lovers was so powerful that they took the profoundly bold step of pulling up stakes, waving goodbye to the security of friends, family and a university education to follow their dream of becoming the next big thing by moving to Los Angeles. With a grip on new “hometown” Los Angeles, and their sights aimed at the rest of the world, Charming Liars are set to raise the stakes.

To stay current with all things Charming Liars, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and their official site.