Lost Show Posts: LPC has caught some really kick-ass shows that for some strange reason never got reported on. The Vivian Girls set at Johnny Brenda’s on September 6th 2011 was one of these. This is the first in a series of set reports that should have been covered long ago.
The Vivian Girls from Brooklyn, NY put on a power set for the JB crowd on September 6th. The lineup consisting of Cassie Ramone, “Kickball Katy” Goodman and Fiona Campbell were the headliners on this evening and showed why we had heard so many good things about their live performances. Having released 3 LP’s the band had much material to draw from but focused primarily on their new release “Share the Joy”.
We thoroughly enjoyed the energy these ladies put out into the ether. Drawing on numerous influences including the Wipers and past tour mates Jay Reatard (RIP), King Khan and the Shrines, and Sonic Youth, the Vivian Girls have an indie/garage rock/lo-fi sound unequaled. Their passion for playing music comes across clearly on stage and we felt it in every note and riff. Now on Polyvinyl records, the Vivian Girls sound is getting tighter and tighter while staying true to the sound on which they were founded.
Catching the Vivian Girls live is highly recommended and their return to Philly is eagerly awaited. Check out some video from the night below: