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JOSIE COTTON & SORAIA

September 16, 2022
DOORS - 6:00 PM
AGE - 21+
ABOUT JOSIE COTTON:
Singer/songwriter/producer Josie Cotton hails from Dallas, Texas. In the early 1980s, Cotton had an international hit with “Johnny Are You Queer?” which was included on the soundtrack of the seminal film Valley Girl. She appeared in the film with her band the Party Crashers, and later in the notorious Jackass Number Two. Josie is known for her quirky stylizations and musical experimentation from pop to rockabilly, electronica, swamp, lounge, Western, garage rock and beyond. She has to date recorded seven albums.

Now Cotton can add record company mogul to her resume. With the formation of Kitten Robot Records, Cotton has reissued her entire catalog on her own label throughout 2019 and 2021. The label’s latest release is Josie’s “Fading Fast,” which is also the lead-off track on the upcoming Go-Gos tribute album on the Sympathy FTRI label.

The summer of 2021 saw Josie release the video and single “Calling All Girls,” which set up the release of the LP Pussycat Babylon in August. “Calling…” became ‘Coolest Song of the Week’ on Sirius Radio’s Underground Garage channel.

ABOUT SORAIA:
Personal growth, rebirth, even revolution – these transformative concepts are the heart of what Soraia is. Redeeming themes like these inform the songs on ‘Dig Your Roots’, the band’s March 2020 album released through Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records. While touring the west coast in support of their newest album in March 2020, Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the CDC, ending the typical promotion and touring behind their newest release and forcing the group to reconsider how to approach the future.

They embraced it.

Staying connected via personal releases of cover songs released on limited run lathe-cut vinyl, they continued to build and reinforce their solid fan relationships with unique handmade merch, livestreams, Q and A events, and weekly connections with their fans through Facebook Lives, Instagram, and personal back-and-forths on social media. They stayed strong and positive, all the while continuing to write music. Soraia released a Christmas single (2021) that ended up on Little Steven’s personal Spotify holiday playlist, and participated in gigs to assist in raising money for NIVA and TeachRock.org.

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Details

Date:
September 16
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$15.00
Event Category:
Website:
https://josiecotton.com/

Venue

Virginia St. Brewhouse
211 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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