Say Revenge! debuts with a fun — and furious — shit-talking album
Published: September 28, 2011
“We’ll remember,” agrees Benavides on the verge of laughter, as usual.
“If men rock out with their cocks out, we jam out with our clam out,” says Rodriguez. “We’re doing it because it’s fun and we want it to stay fun, so a lot of what we do is shit talking. That’s it: pure shit talking.” And beer drinking. But for the CD release party, Rodriguez made a promise: no booze for a month prior to the event (she drank Scotch during the interview, while Maria sucked Red Bull).
“I’m not going to drink beer as a reward to myself,” said Rodriguez. “When the CD is released I can have that beer. I might have a few the day of the show. This is the goal: I will not taste beer until our first song ends.”
Benavides is skeptical.
“I don’t know if you can last that long.” •
Say Revenge! CD release party feat. Silent Minority, Lotus Tribe, The Great 85, The Phantomatics, Given A Chance, and Sans Faith
$10 for minors, 21 & over free
8pm Fri, Sept 30
605 San Pedro
When she is not "Gigi Rodden, The Stuntwoman," the singer of Say Revenge! is known as Christina Rodriguez, hostess of The Garage, a WOAI webcast updated every Wednesday. Last May, the show celebrated its first anniversary with a concert at the Limelight featuring Pop Pistol, the Heroine, Yes Inferno!, The River City All Stars, and Chisme. "Doing the booking myself made it a bit of a struggle, since I was new to the scene and didn't know very many bands," Rodriguez said. "So it was really hard to get a start."
But little by little, the webcast developed and became a welcome outlet for both established and up-and-coming local bands of all genres. The show, taped in the station's prop room/garage (hence the name), typically features two songs and a short interview. "The equipment we use is all owned by WOAI studios," Rodriguez said. "We try to capture a live intimate performance as you would see at any other venue. It not only gives the viewers a chance to hear a new or favorite band, but you get to know the band a little better. That's my favorite part."
"A lot of work has been put into this, and I'm so proud that it has continued this long," she said, quick to give credit were credit is due. "If it wasn't for the support from the community and my web guy, Bob Gambert, as well as Jerrod Kingery [the voice of Resistor, a robot that serves as the show's mascot], I don't think any of this would have ever happened."
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