5/11 Ladies Coverband Night at the Burren!

Ladies Coverband Night is a tribute to great singers and songwriters. It gives us a chance to gush and pour ourselves into our latest obsession! Every year we gather amazing local bands, and we challenge them to cover someone more famous than themselves.

CcountrySparrows7This year, we’re so excited to announce that Ladies Coverband Night will be “Gentlemen’s Choice” this year! The night will begin with Singers-in-the-Round: Mark Lipman as Patty Griffin, Steve Subrizi as Jenny Lewis, and Nick Zaino as Aimee Mann. That’s right, men! Bitch Trifecta will follow with a Cowboy Junkies set (lots of Trinity Sessions…), and Tom Bianchi closes out the night!

We’re doubly excited that we’ll be playing in conjunction with Tom Bianchi’s Singer-Songwriter Night at the Burren! Every Sunday Night, Tom rallies the Somerville community to the back room and showcases singer-songwriters, a lot of them are from out of town. He helps draw in a regular crowd by closing out the night himself and making sure everyone is feeling good before they go home!

Historically, the Burren has also been a venue that has been extremely supportive of local music and folk music. Everyone knows how Hugh McGowan has hosted the open mic at the Burren for 16 years now! That is a ruckus if I’ve ever seen one! So we’re very excited about this show for many reasons!

Ladies Coverband Night is taking on different forms  and venues, and we’re so proud to bring you this night.

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3/21 Cantab

This Friday, Me and Fran will rock you side to side in our big, strong arms. Which is a metaphor for melt your face. Which is a metaphor for comfort. Which is a metaphor for discomfort.

Bitch Trifecta duo-style:
Jane Park on drums
Francisco Morales on zylophone (that’s how he likes to spell it, i dunno…)

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1/04 Milly’s Tavern in NH

The Bitch Trifecta will start off the new year with a show in NH! Manchester! So load up the hatchback with your favorite things and zip zip away! Playing with me will be Eric Landers from the land before single space, and Francisco Morales of Davis Square. Zooey no longer plays with us, but he’s sitting on my arms as I type this (what a helpful kitty!).

I’ll be opening for Subpar Co-star, so get there between 8 and 10. Supposedly if we don’t bring enough people, they actually end the show. YEAH!!! Who doesn’t like that?

I’d love it if anyone who knows anyone in NH asked their friends to come see us play. If they leave me their address, they’ll receive a handwritten letter and whatever else is legally transportable through USPS.

Thanks for a great show!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Ladies Coverband 5! And everyone who performed! The Davis Square Theatre is a great place to have a show, Gabriel is so easy to work with, and Berto is an amazing sound guy/lights engineer!

Here’s a little synopsis of the night:

Click on the photo to have Mark Lipman lull to content with "La Vie En Rose."

Click on the photo to have Mark Lipman lull to content with “La Vie En Rose.” (YOUTUBE)

Lauren Bateman took the stage as Melissa Etheridge!

Lauren Bateman took the stage as Melissa Etheridge!

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Lauren Bateman with violinist Toby!

Bitch Trifecta as Kathleen Edwards

Bitch Trifecta as Kathleen Edwards

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Click this photo to hear “Back To Me.”

The Knock Ups rock it as L7.

The Knock Ups rock it as L7.

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Click on photo to have your face peel off (YOUTUBE).

Amazing Poster by Leesa Coyne

Thanks to the amazing Leesa Coyne for making a poster for Ladies Coverband Night! It’s poppin’ with color, has everything you need to know, AND that background? It’s chameleon skin–so beautiful!

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5th Ladies Coverband Night: Chameleon/Comedienne

Ladies Coverband Night (LCBN) presents “Chameleon/Comedienne,” its fifth show to date, on November 21st, 2013, at the Davis Square Theatre. This year’s show features three local acts: riot, punk grrl band The Knock-Ups; acoustic-rock, singer-songwriter Bitch Trifecta; and folksy, Americana rocker Lauren Bateman. Advance tickets are available at brown paper tickets ($10, no extra charges).

The title of the show “Chameleon/Comedienne” is a play off of one of Kathleen Edwards’s more introspective songs from her album Voyaguer, and it’s a reflection of how we’ll be transforming ourselves to pay tribute to the musicians we love!

It’s been a tough go this year trying to find the right musicians, the right venue, and the right collaborators! After hearing so many “No’s” and “Naw’s”, we’re so grateful to the people who have said “Yes” and “Yesser”! (Okay…maybe only I said “yesser.” -jane)

Please join us this year in welcoming another great batch of converts into the Ladies Coverband Night church of thursday night saints:

Opening the night is Lauren Bateman as Melissa Etheridge.

Opening the night is Lauren Bateman as the soulful, acoustic Melissa Etheridge.

Bitch Trifecta (full band) follows as Canadian, alt-country, rocker, Kathleen Edwards.

Bitch Trifecta (full band) follows as Canadian, alt-country, rocker, Kathleen Edwards.

And headlining the night will be the Knock-Ups as dirty, grrrl riot group, L7.

And headlining the night will be the Knock-Ups as dirty, grrrl riot group, L7.

For the first time, our official host of the evening is the soft-spoken, tender, loving, singer-songwriter Mark Lipman. He contains within himself many voices and talents, and we’re so excited to see what he brings to the night!

Also for the first time, instead of working through a promoter or booking agency, Ladies Coverband Night is putting on this show independently! With the uncertainty of Precinct’s music schedule, we wanted to find another venue to partner with us. As usual, this turned out to be the most dramatic aspect of producing an independent show! Fortunately, the Davis Square Theatre provides a beautiful, multi-purpose, community venue for rent, giving us the freedom to create whatever kind of show we want–without undue pressure  or fear of losing the venue to another show (this has happened all too many times to all of us in the Boston music scene). So far, they’ve been great to work with, organized, and supportive of our project.

Tickets for the show are available at the door and on brown paper tickets for $10. Brown Paper Tickets is a great independent ticketing site that allows us to provide convenient tickets for purchase at no extra cost to the consumer! If you like what we’re doing, we encourage you to show your support by purchasing advance tickets through this innovative, independent vendor! The Davis Square Theatre is a small venue, and this will ensure you entry to the show.

Every Ladies Coverband Night is a chance to do something new and better, and we’re still learning and trying to put on a great show that’s fun for the musicians and the concert goers. We hope you enjoy all the slight changes this year: having an official host, the change in venue, and the option for online ticketing. Working with new collaborators this year has been invigorating and will bring a new energy to the show! Together, we hope to prove that women in rock have a great and inspiring presence in the local music scene in Boston!

xxoo,

bitchtrifecta for Ladies Coverband Night presents