music Save Yourself w/ Sioux City Sue, Thieves, Bad Fog
9:00PM - - - Price: $5 (cheap!)
Sioux City Sue is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, with the fear of God in her soul. She’s an auburn tressed dust storm, a raven haired tornado and a blonde river rising recklessly. She’s a former Future Farmers of America gospel quartet member who sang competitively at livestock and forestry judging events, a high school choir drop-out and a Christian Catholic schoolgirl who preferred Skid Row over DC Talk.
Jennie Castillo (guitar, vocals) is a Greek Canadian raised stateside in New York, Alabama and Atlanta. She currently also plays synths and sings with Gothic punk band Black Lodge. Nikki Speake (guitar, vocals, accordion) cut her teeth in bands like country outfit Virgil Otis and Whistle Bait, an all girl rockabilly band whose songs revolved around punching boys. Kasey Price (drums, harmonica, vocals) kept time for a duo called Haunted Boots playing in the seedy underbelly of New York clubs before moving back to her hometown of Atlanta and joining forces with Castillo. Castillo and Speake, who met during their college years in Alabama, attempted to start a band upon Speake’s pilgrimage back down South to Atlanta from Seattle, but instead got robbed outside of a Grant Park pizza joint. 10 years later, Castillo enlisted Speake to complete the Sioux City Sue triumvirate.
With Bible Belt anchored Southern roots that run as deep as an old-growth magnolia’s, childhoods spent watching old Westerns, listening to country legends like Hank Williams and First Lady of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson and Phil Spector’s girl groups on their parents’ record players, and the company they keep in Atlanta’s always burgeoning music scene, it’s no surprise that their band is a haunting whirling dervish of gospel, solid gold country, doo-wop and garage rock.
“There ain’t no gal as true as my sweet Sioux City Sue.” – Dick Thomas
Bad Fog, from Asheville, NC, drive a whole couple of states over to enchant with swarmy goth-peppered punkish musings..molodic and harmony-laden girl racket, sometimes screamy and complicated, sometimes broody and coaxing..
Thieves, another local act, deliver solid song writing in a folk-ish tradition, again with the punchy drums accompanying delicate violin work, jangly guitars and super pretty vocalizations.