Thunderpussy (photo: Robert Alleyne)
After Down & Outlaws and Mutt opened, Thunderpussy came barreling out, adorning the small stage with a backdrop of trippy projections from the ’60s. Free-spirited flower children flickering across the screen heightened the psychedelic sound of Thunderpussy and the fluid dance movements from singer Molly Sides.
The vintage vibe of the stage was complete with a vintage-style mic, bringing together an overall stage presence reminiscent of Summer-of-Love dynamos Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. This was especially present while Thunderpussy covered the Jefferson Airplane classic, “Somebody to Love.”
As the music shifted from the ethereal sound of the ’60s to frenetic frenzy akin to the Runaways, the thumping bass vibrated through the checkered tiled floors — electrifying the venue itself. Bassist Leah Julius, along with frontwoman Molly Sides and guitarist Whitney Petty, created a live stage presence rivaling the greats of the ’60s and ’70s. These ladies get down quite literally, contorting and gesticulating across the stage and onto speakers.
You can catch Thunderpussy through the month of March. Culminating with appearances at both SXSW in Austin and Treefort Music Festival in Boise. But we’ll be anticipating a larger tour to coincide with the release of their debut album due out later this year with Stardog Records.
Thunderpussy Tour Dates:
03/08 – Sacramento, CA – Crocker Art Museum
03/09 – San Diego, CA – Cashbah
03/18 – Los Angeles, CA –Viper Room
03/13 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18 – Denver, CO – Moon Room
03/23 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival