Archive for the ‘Feature’ Category
Tara recently tweeted:
One of the performers for the MuchMusic Big Jingle will be Shawn Desman, and as we have shared with you before, Tara is a part of his backing band.
If you get the MuchMusic channel, make sure you tune in tomorrow, December 2nd at 5PM ET.
We’ll try to keep an eye out for any videos that surface after the performance.
In the meantime, we wish Tara a great performance!
We were able to get a hold of Trish and she was kind enough to answer a few questions for us. It’s been quite some time since we ourselves have interviewed the band, so this is treat! It was interesting reading her perspective about rejoining Kittie.
I barely touched a bass or guitar for the first two years after leaving Kittie. It was kind of like a post-breakup thing. You just cut things that remind you of that time of your life out for a while. I still play guitar in my spare time and since re-joining the band I’ve played a lot of bass. I missed it for sure and when I got back into jamming with the girls I realized how much I love it! I got hooked up with Warwick this time around and I have to say I’m glad to be playing again.
Kittie tweeted this earlier today:
A friend of ours needs your help to put a book out with quotes from female musicians. Here’s the kickstarter http://kck.st/Mm6AgS
ROCKRGRL Magazine (1995- 2005) – was a highly influential independent but much beloved publication for women who play music. Many artists interviewed very early in their careers went on to enjoy mainstream success (Tegan and Sara, Sleater-Kinney, Vicci Martinez, Kittie, The Donnas)..
The magazine has featured Kittie many times, and even once on the cover for The Drummer Issue, #51, Spring 2004.
Now, the creators of ROCKRGRL are putting together their GRL Talk Book full of quotes.
When the award-winning ROCKRGRL Magazine went on permanent hiatus at the end of 2005, it left a void in the publishing world for women who play music. Now we need YOUR help to give ROCKRGRL the proper closure it never got …
“GRL Talk: 231 Memorable Moments from ROCKRGRL Magazine,” a limited edition perfect-bound book, will fill that void. “GRL Talk” is an inspiring collection of ROCKRGRL’s timeless “AHA!!” moments. Each quote is one sentence long and placed in one of five categories:
• Sound Advice
• Surviving the Biz
• GRL Talk
Visit The GRL Talk Book Kickstarter Page for more info.
KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander and former KITTIE bassist Tanya Candler laid down backing vocals this week on a new recording from Orianna, a 14-year-old singer/songwriter and entertainer from London, Ontario, Canada.
Orianna, whose real name is Nikki Whitehead, is working on her first CD with producers Moe Berg (a founding member of Canada’s THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS) and Matt Grady.
For more information, go to this location.
No news yet about song titles and such, but we’re excited to learn more!
Back in June, Metalholic named the “15 Hottest Female Guitar Shredders”, putting Tara near the top of the list.
When we say hottest, we aren’t talking about sexy, we’re talking about the steam coming off the fretboards when these ladies of the axe cut loose. No more is the guitar a boys only club, and it’s about damn time we celebrate and recognize.
Tara started her music career by paying her dues on the Canadian bar circuit playing in a cover band until being discovered by the Lander sisters. The Queen shredder for London, Ontario’s Kittie, McLeod has been a driving force for the all-female metal quartet since 2005. She has made her six-string presence felt on three of the band’s six studio albums, including last year’s triumphant, I’ve Failed You. She is never without her trademark PRS and Gibson Les Paul guitars.
Check out the top 15 list here.
The Alcoholly’s will be playing a show tomorrow, featuring Mercedes will be playing on drums.
windsor/detroit tomorrow i will be playing with The Alcohollys in windsor. check the event here
Dominion House Tavern (The DH)
3140 Sandwich St, Windsor, Ontario N9C 1A6
6:00 PM | 19+ | $5 Cover
++ Check out the most recent photo of the original lineup.
Photographer John Schulze has sent in some fantastic pictures from Kittie’s show in The Rave, Milwaukee on 17th April 2012.
See more in our gallery.
There is also an interview we linked a few days ago, where John chats to Morgan about zombies, piracy, touring and possible Spit reunion. You can read that here.
We found an older video of Groovey at the Warped Tour 2010 where Kittie were killed by Maris the Great.
Morgan and Mercedes are featured from 4:00 onward.
Happy 27th Birthday to Trish! We hope you have a great birthday on the road!
Soundtrack of the Week interviewed Morgan about beginning the band, her take on music and ‘I’ve Failed You.’
A new video of Kittie’s show in Odessa, Texas on the 5th May.
It’s twelve minutes long and should convince you to go get a ticket while they tour the US. See remaining shows below.
09 May 2012 Kansas City, Missouri @ The Beaumont Club
10 May 2012 St Louis, Missouri @ The Firebird
11 May 2012 Liberyville, Illinois @ Austins
12 May 2012 Detroit, Michigan @ Blondie’s
13 May 2012 Cleveland, Ohio @ Peabody’s
14 May 2012 West Springfield, Virginia @ Jaxx
15 May 2012 Baltimore, Maryland @ Soundstage
16 May 2012 New York, New York @ The Gramercy Theatre
17 May 2012 Hampton Beach, New Hampshire @ Wallys Pub
18 May 2012 Worcester, Massachusetts @ Tammany Hall
19 May 2012 Boston, Massachusetts @ Middle East Downstairs
20 May 2012 Auburn, Maine @ Club Texas
21 May 2012 Montreal, Quebec @ FouFounes
22 May 2012 Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks
23 May 2012 Hartford, Connecticut @ Webster Theater
24 May 2012 Trenton, New Jersey @ Championship Bar and Grill
25 May 2012 Providence, Rhode Island @ The Ruins at Coliseum
Congratulations to Kittie for winning this years metal category! Also, congratulations to The Alcohollys for winning the punk category!
The eighth annual Jack Richardson Music Awards were handed out at a Sunday night gala at The Music Hall.
Two Crown King was crowned top rock act at the awards, which celebrate the musical diversity of the Forest City and honour a wide range of genres.
Sarah & Jeff were named best country performers. Casper The Ghost was named tops in the London hip-hop world. In the club DJ category, DJ Everfresh got the Jack.
There was a tie in the world music division: Alfredo Caxaj Latin Ensemble and Antler River Project shared the award. Kittie (metal) and The Alcohollys (punk) won in their respective fields.
The Aeolian Performing Arts Centre was named best live venue, while Dan Brodbeck got the nod as top producer/engineer in the city.
Also if you haven’t heard, Perez Hilton named Kittie one of the greatest girl bands of all time. Check out his gallery HERE, which include some other great bands.