All girl garage rock n roll band from Brooklyn, NYC.
Hey folks, we’re glad to say we survived a double header weekend unscathed (just barely - thanks to our flying amp-ducking skills) and we’re eagerly awaiting March 24 when we’ll be playing at Grand Victory (the old Bruar Falls). It’s a pretty ridiculously cool bill. We’ll be joined by our brothers from another mother, Big Riff…plus Shirlyn and the UnXpected (coming all the way from Singapore and featuring Party Light Joan!) and The Allisterettes (coming all the way from Montreal and featuring former Party Light Valerie!). Plus, DJ Tony LoFi will be spinning the very best rock n roll all night (while doing triple duty in Big Riff & The Allisterettes!). As the Hentchmen said, ‘if you can beat that, go right ahead.’ But we’re pretty sure ya can’t.
After our mini tour with the Hounds Below this weekend, 2/3 of Party Lights (Anna and Quitty) will be spinning soul, R&B, garage and girl group tunes at our pal Lee’s awesome Modern Needs Party at Last Exit (136 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn) on Tuesday, December 6th. Rock n soul action starts at 9pm and goes until the wee hours. The lovely Greg Collins will be slingin’ drinks. What more do you need? That’s right, nothing.
Hey folks, we’re two weeks away from 4 shows with our pals The Hounds Below from Detroit (ex Von Bondies). We’ll be playing Manhattan, Asbury Park, Philly and Brooklyn with a bunch of our friends: Creem Circus, Crazy Pills and Fort Courage. Hope to see y’all for our last shows of 2011!
Next show: Thursday November 3rd, with our pals Waking Boss (former Party Lights’ Karen Graves + Quitty on drums), Bradley Dean and the Terminals (with one time Party Light Erica Keller on bass) and Family Fun. We play third which would place us around the 10pm mark. Hope to see y’all there! This is our last show till our early December mini tour with The Hounds Below (Jason from the Von Bondies’ new band) which will be a hoot and a holler - details on our show page!
(Party Lights preparing for battle)
Thanks a million to everyone who came out to our 7” record release party last weekend at Union Hall - it was a raging success and we had a blast! Thanks to Lee (Dead Flowers) for booking it, and to Crazy Pills and The Insomniacs for playing super duper rock n roll sets.
This Saturday (October 22nd) we’ll be at Don Pedro’s as part of Expose Yourself: Two Day Rock N Roll Blowout that Mr. Dave Harrison (of the Mess Around) so awesomely put together. We’ll be kicking off the night at 8:30pm and we’ll be followed by a bunch of great bands: our pals the Dirty Shames, the Bon (ex-Leather Uppers, Canada), The Jukebox Zeros (Philly), and Cudzoo and the Faggettes (hilarious and sexy foul mouthed ladies).
Also: our new 7” is now available for sale at Underground Medicine and Black Gold Records in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, and mp3s are available on Amazon and iTunes and all those other wacky places where the kids are buying their music these days. Makes a nifty Christmas gift, me thinks.
Party Lights’ sojourn up north to Montreal and Sherbrooke was a raging success. Big thanks to our supercool pal Oliver Twist who set the shows up, along with the amazing Photoroman, our brothers (and sisters) from another mother, and the super awesome Kid Sentiment. We also had the pleasure of playing with our longtime pals Muck and the Mires, from Boston, who never cease to blow us away with their sheer garage pop awesomeness. We realize we are using a lot of superlatives here, but trust us, it’s all totally true. Everything we heard about French Canadians being insanely nice is all true. Everyone up there was amazing to us and we were treated so well in every way. So big thanks to everyone who made it so much fun! So much fun, in fact, that we’re going back in February. We hear it gets a little balmy there in February…
In the meantime, we’ll be making a gloomy January a lot less gloomy by bringing Photoroman and Muck and the Mires here for a show or two mid-month so stay tuned! More on that later but do know it will be the best thing that will happen the whole month, and probably even all winter. All year? Actually, yes, probably.
We are super jazzed (jazzed?) - about our upcoming show this Friday, Oct 14th, at Union Hall, to celebrate the release of our first 7” on Ready Baby Records. We’ll be joined by our pals The Insomniacs and Crazy Pills (who kick off the night at 8:30pm). This is gonna be a great bill (presented by our buddy Lee of Dead Flowers) so come on out and make Union Hall not regret their decision to let us headline. We rock at 10:30pm sharp and we’ll have lots of pretty red vinyl waiting to go home with you.
We have a bunch of great shows coming up this Fall, including a December mini tour with The Hounds Below from Detroit (Jason from the Von Bondies’ new band). Check out the shows page for all the juicy details!
The rumours are true…we’ve given birth to our first baby. A red, 7” long baby. Ew. That sounds gross. It’s a record, people, not a devil baby. Although that would be pretty cool I guess. We’d finally get our name in the tabloids…
Anyhoo, here are some pictures of our lovely little devil baby:
We can’t wait to show her off to y’all Friday October 14 @ Union Hall. We’ll be joined by power pop heavyweights The Insomniacs and Crazy Pills, three hot chicks who will rock your face off. Kindred spirits, those Crazy Pills. Tickets available here. Let’s sell this bitch out!
And how could we forget? For our Canadian friends, we’ll be visiting you this weekend! Friday Sept 30 in Montreal and Saturday Oct 1 in Sherbrooke. We’re coming up with our boss Boston buddies, Muck and the Mires, and will be rocking with two kickass Canadian bands, Photoroman and Kidsentiment. Tell all yer friends!
Hello beautiful people, hope you are all having a beautiful week! It will be even more beautiful on Saturday when we get to suit up in fishnets and leather and hot pants and all that good stuff over at Matchless in Greenpoint. We’ll be joined by Lovestruck and Lou Valentine, some kick ass DJs, a lovely burlesque MC, and our best pal, vodka open bar. See you there!
It’s a rainy day in the neighborhood, perfect for blogging. Lots of exciting stuff going on in Party Lights land. Last Friday’s pre-HUH?ricane show at The Gutter was all kindsa awesome. The Living Kills and Les Sans Culottes were great and we must say, the Gutter is a damn fun place to play. They have a great room (behind the bathrooms, naturally) for bands to play - nice and big, great sound, plus a super nice staff - and we hope to book another show there again soon.
Last night at practice we worked out a great Stones cover, which we’ll be unveiling at our next show, Saturday September 24th at Matchless in Greenpoint. More details about that show soon. All we know know is that there will be an open vodka bar 9-10pm, and really, that’s probably all you need to know about that.
We’re eagerly awaiting copies of our debut 7” featuring “Before You Came Here” and “Keep You Around” on pretty red vinyl! They should be arriving by the end of the week and we are pretty freaking excited. We’ll be celebrating the release at Union Hall in Park Slope on Friday, October 14th with our pals The Insomniacs and Crazy Pills. Mark yer calendars - it’s gonna be more fun than a barrel of monkeys! Yes, MORE FUN than even that. I know, hard to believe.
Lastly, we’re gearing up to head up north at the end of the month and play two shows in Montreal and Sherbrooke, Canada, with our pals Muck and the Mires (Boston) and Photoroman (Montreal). Check the shows page for details.
Okay, me thinks that is enough news for now. More coming soon! Hope you’re all having a fabulous first week of September!
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