SHE KEEPS BEES

Psyko Steve Presents

SHE KEEPS BEES

SHILPA RAY

Mon, September 8, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

SHE KEEPS BEES
SHE KEEPS BEES
She Keeps Bees is a blues rock band from Brooklyn, New York, consisting of Jessica Larrabee on vocals and guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums.

The duo formed in 2006, while Larrabee was recording an album as a solo artist under the name She Keeps Bees ("bees" coming from her surname) and met LaPlant while bar-tending. They have self-produced/released three records as a band since forming and have toured both the US and Europe with artist such as Joy Formidable and Sharon Van Etten. Larabee has also been a guest vocalist for Sharon van Etten and on Groove Armada's Grammy-nominated album Black Light.

The Guardian said that "they're like the White Stripes in reverse." The New York Times compared her to PJ Harvey, but added that "far from Ms. Harvey's theatrical poise, Ms Larrabee is loose, vehement and unchoreographed, jittering around the stage." Drowned in Sound said of Larrabee that "she has amazing control over her vocals, able to simultaneously be fiery and reserved, seductive and vaguely crude." Fellow Brooklyn musician Sharon van Etten said "she has one of the best voices I have ever heard and she has more soul in one finger than most female singers have in our scene."
SHILPA RAY
Shilpa Ray is a wailing, fire breathing Cyclops. She tornadoes everything in her path: small towns, big cities, and children's dreams. One of her fans commented on a YouTube video, "If there's a heaven, I want God to hire Shilpa Ray to sing the list of my sins." Within a few hours, she had a day job working for Saint Peter. Ray has ripped off all the greats—The Gun Club, Tom Waits, The Doors— and recently pulled off a triple rip: ripping off Nina Simone ripping off Screamin' Jay Hawkins ripping off the Devil.
Shilpa Ray released her album Teenage and Torture in 2011 on Knitting Factory Records and found her biggest fan in Nick Cave who started telling music journalists she was his favorite current band. Cave brought her on tour as support for a few Grinderman dates, recorded the Wiel/Brecht song "Pirate Jenny" with her for Hal Wilner's Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys II, and then hired her to sing backup on his Spring 2013 Bad Seeds tour as well as main support for their Fall 2013 UK and Europe tour to promote her new 4-song EP It's All Self Fellatio, Shilpa Ray on his record label Bad Seed LTD. She has also served as main support for Man Man and Acid Mother's Temple as well as the opening act for Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, and A Place to Bury Strangers.
She currently works and plays with her 4-piece band and is hoping to release her latest album Last Year's Savage Fall of 2014.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/