CARLETTA SUE KAY
Carletta Sue Kay is equal parts Marianne Faithful, Joanna Newsom and Emmylou Harris, coupled with the song writing styles of Stephen Merritt and Cole Porter. CSK is named after singer-songwriter Randy Walker's real-life cousin who served a prison sentence for domestic terrorism and threatening to blow-up her ex-boyfriend with a pipe bomb. This is an auspicious inspiration for a musical persona who, performing with an obvious five-o'clock shadow, sings heart-wrenching yet transformative songs of love, life, and relationships told from the perspective of a woman. The debut Carletta Sue Kay LP 'Incongruent' (Kitten Charmer) and. Randy Walker, aka Carletta recorded backing vocals with the Magnetic Fields on their 10th album Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge).
"Perhaps the most obvious comparison for Mr. Walker's gender- and genre-bending approach would be Antony Hegarty, the androgynous singer with an angelic voice...but Mr. Walker is more in the realm of sweaty rock 'n' roll than torch songs: his voice, a tenor, can easily slide up and down the scale." --New York Times
"Carletta Sue Kay is the female alter-ego of SF musician Randy Walker, and this identity shift pushes his art in some astonishing directions. Androgynous to its core, and loaded with overtones, his vocal delivery as Carletta Sue Kay can recall Annie Lennox, Gene Ween, and Joanna Newsom, all in the same breath." --Bay Guardian
The Younger Lovers
"This awesome band recently made waves with their latest album, Sugar In My Pocket, which is out now on Southpaw Records. Younger Lovers seeks to combine poetic, Television Personalities-style banter with '60s pop flair." --Deli SF
Baton Rouge may not be on the map as a place to catch extravagant rock shows, but the city’s female-fronted wild child, Moon Honey, has relentlessly pushed through every barrier in pursuit of their psychedelic dreams. Their ever evolving style, musical vision, and reputation for putting on larger-than-life live performances has caused them to be called “intense, direct, driving; hypnotically focused with excellent execution; extremely skilled at filling up a venue, with both people and sound” (DIG Magazine, 2012). They are well known for providing a rare form of exciting entertainment that often incorporates unique artistic extras such as string quartets, harpists, experimental dancers and choirs, state of the art choreographed dome projections, film reel projections, light shows, and traditional art installments.
Queen Crescent is a psychedelic rock four piece based out the SF/Bay Area.