5 LGBT-Friendly Bands You Need to Know About Right Meow!
Posted in Lindsay White's Blog on June 11, 2012 by LIndsay White
Local music is alive and well in San Diego, specifically when it comes toLGBT-friendly acts. Check out these awesome female-fronted bands! While not all of the musicians below identify as lesbians (some even prefer to leave their personal sexual orientation out of the music discussion), you can still find them active in San Diego's gay community. They're guaranteed to blow your mind and delight your ears, each in their own very special way! It's only a matter of time before any or all of these acts blow up - now you can say you were the first to know about them! The best part is: they are all friends, so suck it, stereotypes about women!
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Tori Roze & the Hot Mess
After several tours, singer/songwriters Samantha Cathcart & Sherri-Anne have teamed up to form "Sister Speak." The two artists met in the Chicago music scene shortly after completing their own debut albums. They have since performed over 350 shows together, including appearances at the NAMM Show, on Canada's global TV, at various festivals, and all over the USA and western Canada. Sister Speak has recently made San Diego their home and were nominated 'Best New Artist' at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards. They were also named one of Music Connection Magazine's "Hot 100 Unsigned Bands" for 2011. Whether performing as a duo or backed by their astounding rhythm section, Sister Speak's powerful presence is inspiring and refreshing, combining mesmerizing vocals with elements of 'Acoustic-Rock, Blues & World.' In addition to their 2 live CD's, a new album for 2012 is in the works! "
Find out more: http://www.sisterspeakmusic.com/
Bitter Sober is a San Diego based indie pop/rock band currently in the studio recording their first full length album with Beth Ladwig of elliotthedog music, inc. After being discovered on Myspace by Beth in late 2008, Bitter Sober has recorded and released their first EP, created and released their first music video, played countless packed shows in San Diego and gone on four tours, three up and down the West Coast and one which took the band as far as Wisconsin and back. The band has opened for popular national acts DEVO and Blake Lewis (of American Idol fame) and puts on a highly energetic and entertaining live show. Bitter Sober’s first full length album was released in July 2011
Find out more: http://elliotthedog.com/bittersober/
A Long Island native, Tori moved to California in 2003 and promptly discovered her passion for songwriting. At 18, she started playing coffee houses and busking street corners. At one of these shows, Beth Ladwig, from elliotthedog Records and Bitter Sober, heard Tori, saw her potential, signed her immediately to her label and started working on her first album. In an astonishing one month, the duo combined to record over 20 songs, 10 of which make up her debut album. Even before officially releasing a note of music, Tori has been chosen to open up for Jewel and Colbie Caillat at the new Western Metal Supply Concert Series to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer.
Find out more: http://elliotthedog.com/tori/