Wed, Nov 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cindy Lawson Rum Bar Records Release Party with Spit Takes & Surly Grrly
The MISSION ROOM
Doors 7:00pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+
GA * $15 ADV / $20 DOS
*Does not include fees
Cindy Lawson “Don’t Come Crying To Me” Rum Bar Records Release Party
with Spit Takes & Surly Grrly
This is a party you will not want to miss! Cindy’s celebrating her second release on Boston’s Rum Bar Records with a major blowout extravaganza featuring the snarly punk bops of the Spit Takes, the in-your-face exuberance of Surly Grrly, and Cindy’s fierce rock action, all served up by the former Miss Twin Cities Pride and current diva-licious emcee Gosh Alice Jones!
Cindy Lawson began her rock and roll career in Minneapolis in 1985 with her all-female rock band, The Clams. Over the years, she has played in several bands in Minneapolis and New York City, but then took a break starting in the late 90’s. She returned in full force with a new band in 2021 and in 2022 released “New Tricks”, her first full length record in 25 years on Boston’s Rum Bar Records. New Tricks got airplay both nationally (on Little Steven’s Underground Garage and on Little Steven’s Coolest Songs in the World) and internationally, garnering rave reviews in publications across the globe. In April of 2023, she released a new single and video called “Don’t Come Crying To Me” that was immediately picked for Little Steven’s Coolest Songs in the World and is currently in rotation on Sirius XM. It’s also been chosen for The Racket’s Local Music Playlist for 2023.
She’s backed by longtime collaborator and inventive guitarist Jerry Lefkowitz (of The Young Nashvillians, Something Fierce, Whoops Kitty, and Fauna, among others), bassist and multi- instrumentalist Dave Randall, whose rock bonafides include The Spectors, The Boot R&B, The Silent Treatment, Kinda Kinky, and many more, and on the drums is Mark Devaraj, who’s kept the beat going in bands High on Stress, Whiskey Rock and Roll Club, The Heavy Sixers, as well as dozens of other Minneapolis bands.
Gosh Alice Jones: From the streets of Provincetown Massachusetts to the lakes of Minnesota Gosh has been the mouth on the mic hosting Rochester Pride, Mankato Pride, and Twin Cities Pride. She’s been Miss Gay Southeast MN, Miss Twin Cities Pride, Miss North Star Gay Rodeo Association and the Duchess of the Big Red Lips in the Imperial Court of MN. She’s a little bit country and a whole lot of rock and roll. Join her in celebrating the record release of the one and only Cindy Lawson!
Spit Takes is a new Minneapolis punk band with VansAnn (Pink Triggers) on vocals, Monet Wong (Mad Mojo Jett, The Toxenes) on guitar, Angie Lynch (Big Salt) on bass and Charles Gehr (Pink Mink, Seawhores) on drums. The band’s overall approach has been aptly described as “…big riffs and thunderous drumming paired with mosh-pit friendly hooks and choruses…hilarious and defiantly crude, feminist…delivered with a zero f*cks given aplomb…”
Surly Grrly is a MPLS-based queercore protest band that likes to have fun while loudly fucking the patriarchy. Their live shows are filled with rage, passion, and politically-driven lyrics addressing bigotry, queerness, and misogyny. With a satisfyingly raw 80’s garage punk sound, Surly Grrly uses catchy hooks and tempo changes to rile up a crowd, mixing originals with a variety of classic punk rock covers. The band’s current members are vocalist/guitarist Medbh McNamara, guitarist/vocalist Eloïse Boigenzahn, bassist Lou Levy & drummer Peter Korhonen.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.