Jane Lee Hooker – Tickets – Space – San Diego – San Diego, CA – January 30th, 2017

Jane Lee Hooker

Casbah presents

Jane Lee Hooker

The Bluebonnets

Mon, January 30, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

Space - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Jane Lee Hooker
Jane Lee Hooker
Jane Lee Hooker is a band of five women from New York City who infuse the grit and attitude of their hometown into the blues.
With double lead guitars, a hard-driving rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals, JLH honors the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Winter, Big Mama Thornton, and other blues greats. Few bands today deliver the goods with as much raw soul as JLH.

Since forming in 2013, JLH has graced many notable stages including NYC's B.B. King Blues Club, Irving Plaza and the Highline Ballroom, El Cid (L.A.), Pappy & Harriet's (Pioneertown, CA), the Continental Club (Houston), and Antone's Record Shop (Austin). They've shared bills with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), the Wailers, Davey Knowles, and the Death Valley Girls, among others.

These women are by no means new to the game. Between them, they have decades of experience in the studio and on the road. Individually, the members of JLH have played for thousands of fans while sharing bills with bands like Motörhead, MC5, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, and Deep Purple.

So how'd this gang of pros find each other? Guitarists Hightop and T-Bone honed their love of blazing dual leads in Helldorado in the '90s. From there, Hightop joined Nashville Pussy, T-Bone joined Bad Wizard, and both women toured the world. But when their time with those bands ended, they realized they really missed the rush of trading guitar solos with one another, leaving audiences howling with joy.

But first they needed a band. They quickly recruited Hail Mary, who played bass with Hightop in the punk band the Wives. Cool Whip sat behind the drum kit and got the nod before she even finished slamming out the first song of her audition. And no singer can bring a crowd to its knees harder or faster than Dana "Danger" Athens.

JLH signed with renowned blues label Ruf Records in 2015, and they released their debut, No B!, this spring.

Nominated for The Deli's Best of 2014 Poll for Emerging NYC Artists, JLH is a blistering blues monster capable of whispering in your ear before stomping on your heart.

Jane Lee Hooker is:
Dana "Danger" Athens: Vocals
Tracy Hightop: Guitar
Tina "T-Bone" Gorin: Guitar
Hail Mary Z: Bass
Melissa "Cool Whip" Houston: Drums
The Bluebonnets
The Bluebonnets
Like a Texas-California combo plate, The BlueBonnets serve up a set of glamorous glitter blues rock complimented with layered girl group harmonies. There is a rough garage band energy to the songs, songs that are held together by tight arrangements and stylistic guitar interplay, solid grooves, and unforgettable melodies. The band formed in 2007, as a restructuring of a former line-up that began in Los Angeles in the 90's. When Kathy Valentine returned to live in her home town of Austin, she decided the city was the perfect place to re-introduce the band that she and Dominique Davalos had conceived when they first began their long musical partnership. The BlueBonnets put a feminine slant on on blues based rock n roll yet cannot fall neatly into any musical category.

"Texas-born, California-reared quartet The BlueBonnets places its spunky, blues-influenced garage rock at the intersection of Janis Joplin earthiness and pre-Matrix Liz Phair coquettishness. Of course, one of the missing links between those touchstones is The Go-Go's, whose bassist Kathy Valentine formed the original incarnation of The Bluebonnets with Dominique Davalos following The Go-Go's 1985 split. Far grittier than the sunshiny new wave of Valentine's name-making act, The Bluebonnets look to classic girl groups the way peak-period Go-Go's made callbacks to vintage West Coast pop—singing about bad dudes, bad chicks, and the bad-ass machines that serve as metaphors for their libidos." – THE ONION

"Austin native and erstwhile ex-Go-Go Kathy Valentine's current combo The BlueBonnets has quietly become one of the best and most distinctive rock & roll bands in town, with a surfeit of seasoned talent and an irresistible swagger that helps to make the foursome's second long-player a consistent blast. Such lyrically barbed numbers as "She's Got Thorns," "Psychometer," and "60 Punishing Minutes," mostly cowritten by Valentine and longtime compatriot Dominique Davalos, who plays bass and sings most of the leads, merge bemused adult insight with inventive, surprise-filled melodies that show off the quartet's combustible chemistry. The tunes' glammy hooks are driven home by the infectious guitar riffage of Valentine and busy local axe heroine Eve Monsees, and locked down with punchy persistence by Davalos and drummer Kristy McInnis. "I Like Lies" and "Have a Nice Day," sung by Valentine and Monsees, respectively, further embody the band's endearing mix of cockiness and craft, as does an authoritative reading of Roy Head's 1965 smash "Treat Her Right." – THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Venue Information:
Space - San Diego
3519 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.spacebarsd.com/