DIY female podcast trio hailing from Mesa, Arizona consisting of musicians, photographers, and artists with over 20 years experience in the industry. Collectively they promote bands, labels, venues, independent businesses, publications, visual artists, radio personalities, music supporters and all things punk rock with the sole purpose of bringing unity to the alternative scene. Since they support a variety of musical and art genres, their individualism brings a perspective from different angles.
Emilie Plamondon of Punk Roquette
The Sisters launch this episode discussing the importance of “community over competition” and how supporting fellow creatives is essential for growth. Later, they bring in Emilie Plamondon (podcast host of Punk Roquette) to get her insights on the subject. Her positive contagious energy and passion to support musicians of all calibers is why the Sound Sisters dubbed her as a “social worker for punk rock”. They chat about how she built a strong following with her platform and the way music is helping her cope with quarantine in Canada. There is also talks of cheese curds, soup, rePunkmmendation, as well as the size of her impressive t-shirt and record collection. All this and more on this episode of the Sound Sisters podcast!
Music from CF98 and La Armada
Secret Track: The Venomous Pinks - Based on a True Story
Angela RoseRed takes control of the mic to host a special secret track episode uncovering the tale behind The Venomous Pink’s newest album titled, “Based on a True Story”. She chats with drummer Cassandra Jalilie with fellow Sound Sisters Drea Doll and Gaby Kaos on how this mid-tour, pre-COVID, Bridge City Sessions live recording became a product of an unforgettable, fun adventure, through uncontrollable, intense, time restraints on the road. Drea often says, “The true sound of the Venomous Pinks is hearing a live set,” and this album truly represents the band’s DNA. This secret episode is filled with laughs about speeding across state lines, one-way freeways, van hangs interrupted by what seemed like an undercover cop, an absent camera crew, missed stripper and donut opportunities, with a side of curb checks, all in the name of punk rock. See what van life is really like with The Pinks on this special Sound Sisters Secret Track: Based on a True Story episode!
The Sisters Roundtable Discussion gets deep on an emotional level as they dive into some best practices when attempting to reconnect with ex-band members. This episode’s guest, Judy Cocuzza, drummer from Betty Blowtorch, has many insights into the topic and has provided stellar advice to other musicians over the years, including our very own host Drea. During their chat they uncover an array of topics such as Judy’s involvement with teaching drums to children with and without disabilities as well as how she found the silver lining with COVID’s halt to a constant tour schedule. Later, she reminisces on the early Betty Blowtorch days, gives an update on new music, what it was like on the Bubble Boy movie set, the real status of Vanilla Ice’s package, and her unexpected ghostly occurrences she feels was Bianca Butthole sending love from the other side. Tears, laughs, and so many virtual hugs are shared on this episode of the Sound Sisters Podcast. Music by Betty Blowtorch.
The Sisters dive into this episode by reminiscing their years of experience in self-promoted DIY public relations and networking ventures. Later, they receive some killer advice and takeaways from Mike Cubillos, owner and operator of Earshot Media. With over 22 years of successful PR experience in the music industry, he opens up about his contributions and journey into the biz. Throughout the discussion, he is very transparent of what it takes to be successful from a music PR perspective. This is one of the reasons why many musicians (of all calibers) trust his services. Supporting big acts and festivals such as Warped Tour, It’s Not Dead, and Punk Rock Bowling, he still stays true to his underground roots. Although Earshot Media represents many different music genres, Drea and Gaby reveal firsthand how essential he is to the punk rock community due to his assistance with The Venomous Pinks. Music from 3LH & Rundown Kreeps.
The Sisters dive into this episode chatting about choosing the right graphic for a merchandise item, and the benefits of hiring a professional designer to assist with developing a brand. They bring in Mike Fisher, infamous merch designer, illustrator, artist, Maximum Fluoride owner, and "Anyway Whatever" podcast host, to get his expert advice on the topic. He also discusses his journey from creating DIY merch in the 80s to pay his way into underground punk shows, to now being an on demand renowned artist who designs for some of the biggest musicians today. His impressive merch design resume includes, Rancid, Metallica, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, The Misfits, and more! With over a decade worth of experience, chances are you have a Mike Fisher design on a shirt in your closet. He opens up about his creative process and how he stays constantly motivated to do what he loves most. This is an awe-spiring episode that gave Drea, Angela, and Gaby all the feels, so you don't want to miss it! Music from Reason Unknown and Gatecreeper!
The Sisters kick things off with a roundtable discussion focusing on ways to cope with mental illness through creative outlets. Andy Pohl (guitarist from Tsunami Bomb, label owner of "Sell The Heart Records", and "Question the Answers" podcast host) joins the conversation to provide his insights. Andy chats about how he found the much needed work/life balance in his home remote environment and ways others can unplug. Later, he opens up on what it was like stepping in as a new guitarist for an already established band.
There's talks of how he meditates on tour, best DIY practices for starting a record label, and discovering a creeptastic ghostly gas pump in the middle of nowhere. All this while Drea has major fangirl feels due to Tsunami Bomb being such an influential band in her earlier years as a musician. Plus, music from Decent Criminal & RLND.
More dad jokes please
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I always look forward to a new episode from these ladies. Keep em coming! #DoIt