Wed 8/15 @ 7-9PM
The Rock Hall’s Summer in the City series, focusing on women-led bands, continues in its fourth week with Austin,Texas-based quintet A Giant Dog and Cleveland’s Sister Smirk.
Fronted by Sabrina Ellis, who co-writes the bands material with vocalist/guitarist Andrew Cashen, A Giant Dog crunches together an assortment of punk and glam influences (Joan Jett, the Ramones, T. Rex, Sparks) to create a sound that’s both powerfully punchy and insanely catchy. The band’s latest album, Toy, released late last year, is their second for cool indie Merge; it’s their fourth overall.
Sister Smirk is the nom de musique of Roseanna Safos, known for her drumming in such stellar Cleveland indie ensembles as HotChaCha, Goldmines, Part-Time Lover and Obnox. On her own, she creates tracks notable for their emotional and sonic rawness that feature contributions from the various musicians she plays with.
The Summer in the City concerts, which take place on the Rock Hall’s outdoor plaza, are free. Food and drink are available for purchase. You can also meet CoolCleveland editor Anastasia Pantsios who will be selling and signing her book Girls to the Front: 40 Years of Women in Rock, based on her photography show at the Rock Hall last year.