|LOW ON HIGH PLAYERS AND SUPER FILM MAKERS JON MORITSUGU AND AMY DAVIS (photo by THEA LUJAN)|
Exciting news...the new album from Amy Davis and Jon Moritsugu's band LOW ON HIGH is out now! It's their second album (for this band) and it's called ICE CREAM SEX! You can buy it and hear previews of the songs on AMAZON or ITUNES...I'm currently waiting for my copy (yea!), but I did get a chance to preview the songs on Amazon and I think I love this album even more than the last one! There's something very nostalgic (I don't know if nostalgic is the right word, but you get what I mean) about LOW ON HIGH for me...my favorite bands growing up were mainly garage punk rock or LA new wave bands...they sounded raw and radical and the girls were always sexy as hell. Hardly anyone makes records like that anymore. Everything sounds so computerized, which is probably why I still love Heavy Metal and Punk so much. Aside from their songs and brilliance, I also really love Amy's voice...I told her the other day that I think of Traci Lords (the porn star...when she was very young...like in "Cry-Baby"...that awesome John Waters film starring Johnny Depp) every time I listen to one of their albums. :) And they agreed. :) There's something very naughty about it and the lyrics and that teamed with their energetic fun is what makes it a winner. They've received loads of great press already...you can see some of it here (their write up is right next to The Yeah Yeah Yeah's and The Black Angels)! SEE IT HERE: http://alibi.com/music/44486/
In addition to their new album coming out, they had a lot of stuff going on. Their latest film, PIG DEATH MACHINE, was part of the Chicago Underground Film Festival (their films are coveted and cult and very well known)...and while they attended the festival, they also decided it was time to play a show to celebrate...
So, just like I asked Amy to do a guest blog when they were nominated for a Grammy (!), I again asked her to do some blogging about this Chi-Town adventure.....and she did. There will also be a part 2 of this post where we do a giveaway for the new record! YEA!♥
|the flier from the Chicago show during the Chicago Underground Film Festival|
AND NOW IT'S AMY'S TURN...BELOW IS HER GUEST BLOG POST!!!
THE 20th UNDERGROUND CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL! DEETS YO!!!!!!
I got in the SUNTIMES! IN PINK CURLERS...
WE WON AN AWARD!
And now for the stuff of REAL INTEREST>>>>What I wore to the PIG DEATH PREEEM.... Stella BITCHES!!!!
But the red lips turned blue and I did obnoxious tangerine glitter on my peepers....Plus a SOFT MUSEUM "8 bit" feather earring....and my FLYING PIG RING...cuz ya gotta believe...
We got a STANDING O! We won that BIG ASS AWARD...all in all it was THE BEST FILM FEST EXPERIENCE EVER! Along with chowing on duck fat frites...it was truly the raddest.
Other pixxx...Jon in front of THE LOGAN theatre....where they had major martinis, cutie pie fest staffers and lotsa comfy sofas...mmmmmm mmm
Me and Jonny Jon Jon at the Q and A of PIG DEATH MACHINE with Festival director Bryan Wendorf...I have DEVIL CRAZY EYES!!!!
Me at the hotel wearing again...SOFT MUSEUM's SYRINGE and my all time fave scrunchie (I SHIT U NOT!)...seconds after we arrived in Chicago
POST SCREENING me bribing underground film writer honcho extraordinaire Jack Sargeant.
AND in CLOSING....my FAVE CHICAGO CAB MOMENT....I had to pay the 50 bux like 3 times...
Hope you are having a fab spring, gorgeous! XOXOOXOXO Amylish
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