Punk Rockers and Warped Tourveteran Shiragirl is launching a monthly event series dubbed “Gritty In Pink” with the first coming in Los Angeles on August 7th at The Satellite. “Gritty in Pink” will be a recurring event booked by Shira Yevin featuring women artists and female-fronted bands of all genres. On the lineup for the 7th is Mermaed, Shiragirl herself, Go Betty Go and Bodacious Thang, with a guest DJ set from Wasi. Shiragirl has a brand new EP, Andi Underground, released on July 26th. Co-created with Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and inspired by the infamous story of Alice in Wonderland.
“It’s so important for women to have a platform in music, which has personally been my mission since starting the Shiragirl Stage on Vans Warped Tour,” explains Shira. “Now that the tour is over, we are taking the project beyond Warped, and have big plans to make an impact in the music industry, and beyond.”
WHO: Mermaed, Shiragirl, Go Betty Go, Bodacious Thang, Wasi (DJ set)
WHAT: Gritty in Pink (event series launch)
WHERE: The Satellite | 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
WHEN: Wednesday, August 7th at 8:30pm
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As the story goes, a determined Shira Yevin showed up to the 2004 Warped Tour in her iconic pink RV, created her own stage and performed atop it with her band. After receiving a rousing crowd response, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman invited Shira to return the following summer to host an official Shiragirl Stage. The stage went on to host over 200 female-fronted bands, many making their Warped debuts, including Paramore on their first ever tour, and the legendary Joan Jett.