Saturday, 09 July 2011 – Hot Punk City presents: No Love Loss * Here Holy Spain * Mydolls * Vivian Pikkles & The Sweethearts Über Alles

No Love Loss – (sorry, no info on-line)

 

Here Holy Spain– (Dallas, TX )

Members: Wes Todd, Erica Guagliardi, Scott Brayfield

Here Holy Spain is a punk influenced aggressive rock trio from Dallas, TX. Spawned from a shared appreciation of loud music, the DIY scene and cold beer. Debut album “Manic” is now available through Idol Records, with exclusive cover art by James O’Barr, artist/creator of The Crow.

Holiday single “God-Damn This Christmas” featuring guest performers from The Toadies, Smile Smile and Young & Brave is also now available – again with incredible, exclusive cover art from James O’Barr.

Album Review – Division
Blistering, driving and tearing from one song to the next, Here Holy Spain show no signs of slowing down on Division, the bands sophomore release on Idol Records. And while some bands would cringe at a review that used the words “loose,” “menacing” and “gritty” to describe their music, that’s exactly what Here Holy Spain are aiming for. … other words come to mind – words like “huge,” “thrashing” and “explosive.” … nowhere on this record is there a lack of energy. On Division, Here Holy Spain prove that they know exactly what they want. ~Daniel Hopkins, DALLAS OBSERVER

Mydolls – (Houston, TX )

Mydolls began in 1978 in Houston, Texas with Dianna Ray and Trish Herrera writing songs together. Later Dianna and Trish were joined by Linda Bond/Younger and the three went in search of a drummer. After several attempts of working with drummers, Trish’s cousin, George Reyes joined the band and the sound took off with his powerful connection to Dianna’s bass playing. This gave Trish and Linda a lot of room to play with th…eir guitars in a very unconventional way. Linda would sometimes play the top three strings, while Trish played the bottom three, or vice versa giving the sound a somewhat textural body. The vocals were mainly shared by Trish and Linda with Dianna adding some chanting and George singing while playing drums on a few songs.

Mydolls traveled to London, England after the release of their first 45 and were warmly greeted by Mayo Thompson of the Red Crayola and Rough Trade fame. They were also invited to be on the BBC Radio and be interviewed by John Peel. Mydolls did three major US tours in addition to playing around Texas and Louisiana, which took them though the Midwest to college towns and small alternative venues then all the way to New York City to play the NY Film Festival premiere of Wim Wenders movie, Paris, Texas. Mydolls appear in the movie in the bar scene where Nastaja Kinski reconnects with Harry Dean Stanton. Later, Paris,Texas would win the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.

Dianna’s life partner, Kathy Johnston who played guitar in WWI (Women with Instruments), Black Dresses and They Should Have Been Blondes, guitar, now joins in Mydolls shows now along with Ralph Kaethner on sax.

In 2005, Mydolls complete works on CD on the Grand Theft Audio was released. This CD A World of Her Own includes 2 CDs, a 24 page booklet of their song lyrics, plus photos and flyers.

Audiography: Nova Grows Up / Therapist CIA Records 45 rpm, Exorcist/ Imposter CIA Records 45 rpm, Soldiers of Pure War on Cottage Cheese From the Lips of Death compilation, Savage Song on Sub Pop 7 compilation, Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick on CIA Records 45 LP, A World of Her Own on Grand Theft Audio CD.

Vivian Pikkles & The Sweethearts Über Alles – (Houston, TX )

Members

April Brem Patrick – Vocals
Matthew Hall – Guitar
Tess Siegel – Guitar / Vocals
Captain Boner (aka Niki from Something Fierce) – Drums
Anna Garza – Bass / Vocals

About
Boy. Beers. Burgers.

Description
What they don’t know about us is that the homecoming queen’s got a gun.