Archive for February, 2011

The Vivian Girls universe – Music – Time Out New York

The local noise-rock darlings have launched a constellation of prominent satellites.

Though NYC garage-rock heroines the Vivian Girls have only been around since 2007, the band now seems like the fulcrum of the entire Brooklyn indie scene. The core elements of the group—Cassie Ramone’s singing and guitar playing, Katy Goodman’s harmonies and bass plucking, and contributions from three different drummers—have spun off a number of impressive side projects, nearby and otherwise. (…)”

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Walgreens – An art installation by Cassie Ramone – CMRTYZ

“click to enlarge… so you can read it

CMRTYZ presents:

For this art show Cassie (vivian girls, the babies) is installing an aisle of Walgreens – not a realistic, actual aisle but rather a “super-aisle” filled with products sold at big-name drugstores that she’s attracted to. So far, items for inspiration are:
boxes of hair dye, waxing/hair removal products, fake nails/eyelashes, Hanes t-shirts and underwear, condoms, cosmetics aisle items such as lipstick and nail polish, chapstick, the magazine rack, Ziploc bags, As Seen On TV products, fungal cream, wrist braces, and surely there will be many more to come. Thick lines on the wall to represent “shelves” and on pricing- the pieces will be determined by moving the decimal point on the actual product over one (if a box of hair dye is $8.99 the piece will be $89).

Come to Party!

there will be an after party as well with tunes from Cassie Ramone
more details to come




Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman: The Interview that Never Happened – Miami NewTimes Music

The Bruise Cruise Kick-off Party is tonight at Grand Central, and while we’re totally stoked about the nine-act line-up including Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Surfer Blood, we’re a little bummed Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman didn’t talk to us. We were so close.

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Interview: La Sera | Under City Lights

La Sera is the project of Katy Goodman bassist for the Vivian Girls, her new album, which shows more of her melodic side came out 14th February. We met up with her on the final date of her European Tour in London.

do you have any plans for more making albums under the La Sera name?

Yes definitely. The second album is half written. Right now I am thinking how I want it to sound, I’ve kind of envisioned the record as a record, that’s where I’m at.

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Vivian Girls tour dates – February & April 2011

02/22 Los Angeles, CA The Smell !
02/25 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~
02/26 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~
02/27 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~
02/28 Miami, FL Bruise Cruise ~
04/05 Asheville, NC Sage Café / Warren Wilson College #
04/06 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle #
04/07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar #
04/08 Washington, DC Black Cat #
04/09 Philadelphia, PA The Trocodero #
04/12 New York, NY Webster Hall #
04/13 Providence, RI The Met Café #
04/14 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club #
04/15 Montreal, QC Le National #
04/16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre #
04/17 Detroit, MI Magic Stick #
04/19 Columbus, OH Outland Live #
04/20 Newport, KY Southgate House #
04/21 St Louis, MO The Firebird #
04/22 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium #
04/23 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater #
04/25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room #
04/26 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club #
04/27 Dallas, TX The Loft #
04/28 Austin, TX Emo’s #
04/29 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds #

! = w/ Catwalk, Cold Showers
~ = w/ Black Lips, Surfer Blood, Thee Oh Sees, The Strange Boys & more
# = w/ Black Lips

About the solo album

“For anyone wondering, the solo album I recorded is NOT coming out. At least not for a while. But probably never. Stuff got too complicated.”
6:26 AM Feb 16th

via Twitter / Cassie Ramone

La Sera’s Katy Goodman Talks ‘Creepy’ Songwriting, New Vivian Girls Album – Spinner

” (…) The campy, creepy, funny clip suits Goodman, whose full-time gig is playing bass with Vivian Girls, Brooklyn’s foremost practitioners of eerie neo-Ronettes pop. Chatting with Spinner from Cologne, Germany, “Kickball Katy” discussed writing ‘La Sera’ and recording ‘Share the Joy,’ the forthcoming third Vivian Girls album, due out in April. She may not be the knife-wielding maniac she plays in her videos, but she admits her songs are “a little bit weird. (…)”

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