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Saturday September 17 2022
  8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
 •••  ALL AGES
$23 in advance / $25 at the door
Little Steven's Underground Garage presents...
Josie Cotton
 alternative new wave
 garage hard rock
The Okmoniks
 budget rock punk
Sid Presley

Josie Cotton
-from Los Angeles, CA
-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.

-from Philadelphia, PA
-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

Directly on the heels of their holiday release, they released another single, "Tight-Lipped" in January 2021 which garnered them their first Top 25 Billboard Rock Charting (#23) and justifiably crossed Soraia over from satellite radio rotation into major market commercial rotation, including rotation on their hometown station, WMMR-FM, WDHA-FM, and Detroit's WRIF-FM. Their video for the song, filmed at the height of the pandemic in Los Angeles with a small team of artists and new director Sam Shapson (Halestorm, All Time Low, Machine Gun Kelly), is a thriller-style mini-movie which debuted on both Billboard's and Loudwire's sites in February/March 2021.
The band is beyond excited to begin playing live shows again, including their first one in New York City which sold out in less than 24 hours.

They continue to write for their next album, and are ready to get back to what they love to do in 2021: unleashing live with their fans and filled with a renewed gratitude, vigor, and fire.

    “Searing guitars, burning soul and true CBGB grit: Soraia are the rock you need, in your face now.”

— David Fricke, Rolling Stone/Sirius XM Radio

The Okmoniks
-from Oakland, CA
-The Okmonics are a garage band originally from Tucson, Arizona. Members included Gwen who was also in Blood Drugs.

Sid Presley
David Greenfield
-from San Francisco, CA

-spinning the rock