Wednesday, December 19, 2007

12 galaxies show w/ Carletta Sue Kay

Last night was so much fun! thanks to everyone who made it out to catch our set. (especially Nadia, aka Merch Bitch, aka nads, aka roomie)

The opening act (shawn something from portland) played a very beautiful set of acoustic diddies that reminded me of a mashed together elliot smith, neil young and willie nelson.

then Carletta Sue Kay took the stage and we played 4 new numbers. some worked...some didnt...but it was a lot of fun testing them out on the hipster bear crowd.

after us was All My Pretty Ones, who simply rocked my box. after losing their drummer 2 days ago, their set was somber, soft and angelic. i always love playing with these gorgeous guys and gals.

sorry no pics. i forgot to charge my camera...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fire Dept Benefit this Monday

I will be showing some fab art at a fireman's Benefit this Monday.

Ready to Wrap
SOMA Loft (address coming soon)
Dec 17

all artwork will be priced to move just in time for your holiday shopping needs!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Carletta Sue Kay plays 12 Galaxies!!!

Hey kids!

Carletta and the gang are going to play this great holiday gig and you have to be there!

Tuesday - Dec 18
12 Galaxies
1265 Mission, SF

We will be debuting our fabulous merch too!

T-shirts, buttons, stickers, CD's!!!!

Doors open at 8, show starts at 9!!!

and we are playing with All My Pretty Ones!!!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Galley Walk this thursday at 49 Geary!!!

This thursday I wil be participating in the open studio gallery walk at artworksf!

Artworksf Gallery
49 Geary
2nd floor
5:30 - 7:30

over 20 galleries are participating in this once a month event so come down and check out some amazing art, including mine!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wom of Color are playing in LA THIS FRIDAY!!!

Woman of Color and Fierce Perm are once again rocking out at the Cowboy in Silverlake!

This friday


The Cowboy
Santa Monica between Hoover and Sunset

see ya there!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Woman of Color and Fierce Perm rock Louisville, KY

Here are some pics of Woman of Color and Fierce Perm rockin Louisville punk rock style!

nadia and i make pretty for the camera.

not one word about my bass playing skills...

nadia singing sweet nothings to mat.

more to come shortly!!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

hittin the road!

i'm hitting the road with Woman of Color (playing bass) for a mini tour!

First stop, Louisville Kentucky for 2 shows...

Tomorrow night we are playing Seidenfaden's!

Then a house party on Saturday!

Then it's off to New York!!

First stop is at Fontana's in Williamsburgh!

Next stop Brooklyn!!!

Sugarland on Nov 9th!

if in the neighborhoods listed above, come check us out!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Carletta Sue Kay at Cafe Du Nord this friday!!!

okay, i have to say, we are extremely excited to be opening for this amazingly gifted, lovely austin singer/songwriter.
kelly willis is GORGEOUS, has a stunning and unique voice and is a country singer a person can be proud to listen to. she's made a string of beautiful recordings and SHIT MAN...WE'RE OPENINGFOR HER!!! this is a great great great opportunity for carletta sue. we would love for yall to come outand hear us play and then stay to hear one of thee BEST voices in country music today.
also playing is gary floyd of sister mother happiness fame with his current project the Buddha Brothers. if you havent heard gary blow his dazzling pipes, then you're in for yet another incredible treat!
come on out yall and share with us in this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Come see Carletta Sue Kay rock the Hemlock Tavern this Thursday!

CSK is fresh off their mini tour of the pacific northwest and ready to bring it home for you! Miss Carletta is ready to shake her money maker for all of our San Francisco fans!

Thursday, Oct 18
Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk St @ Post

we will probably go on around 10.

see ya tomorrow night!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

carletta sue kay rocks the house in seattle

we have officially played out first out-of-state gig! Markus at the Pony in Seattle was such a great host! we played with the Flexions and Oh Man! what a night!

here are some highlights...

mark and i get our goth on!

my dear friend christine and i reconnect after a 7 year absence! yay bookie!!!

carletta sue kay is your new favorite band!

sweaty danyol walks off the stage...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Castro Street Fair ROCKED!!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out and hung at the best booth at the fair! You guys are the reason we have the booth!!!

here are some highlights...

the booth!

sara, bill, caitlin and danyol. caitlin is bill's god daughter who moved here recently from Connecticut.

this is what we did most of the day. nice tutu, james and mary!

Thanks to all the newbies to the booth and thanks to the 4 people who bought some new art! until next year....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Carletta Sue Kay rocks LA

Randy, Mark and i went down to LA a few weeks ago to play at thie club called Super Lady! What a blast! Not only did Robyn, David, Carlolyn and Keith rock out to our new tunes, they got to see my debut of playing bass for Woman of Color!

What a great weekend! and thanks to Lisa and Amber and Robyn and David for letting us use, "a couple of couches, sleep on the loveseat".

opening song - Chocolate Jesus

nice gams, carletta!

last song - carletta sans wig.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Carletta Sue Kay rocks out as Ben turns 30!

our dear friend Ben turned the dirty thirty on Friday and Carletta was there to wish the gurl well. here are some highlights!

yep! that's the way we roll!!!

we opened with George Davis, aka someone calls the cops...

new shoes...

thanks, ben for having us play your partay! same place next year?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Goodbye Matthew!!!

This past thursday, my dear friend Matthew passed away. Bill and I had grown close to matthew ever since he moved to SF about 2 years ago and he will be missed dearly.

RIP, matty!!!

darin, myself and matthew...

we will all miss you dearly!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Carletta Sue Kay's first bit of press!

Randy did an interview for the Guardian. enjoy!

Class of 2007: Carletta Sue Kay "Obviously, I'm trying to escape myself."

Wednesday August 29, 2007

"It's so fucking weird," says Randy Walker, a.k.a. Carletta Sue Kay, singer and songwriter for his eponymous chamber rock quartet. "I'm a total fagatron, but I write sad, heartfelt love songs addressed to imaginary women. Then I throw on a big ugly dress and a bad wig and sing them on stage to an audience of mostly gay men. I guess that makes it queer."

Probably. Either that or Psycho. Walker's made a career of inhabiting various musical personae ever since he scored a Screen Actors Guild card for a production of Peter Pan when he was 10. After moving to San Francisco 12 years ago, he made a splash in queer indie-rock circles as Emile, the oft-bruised lead shouter of thrash-dance foursome Mon Cousin Belge.

The sound of MCB edged outright metal terror with a glimmer of glam, splashing enough contempo-emo sincerity onto the band's hilariously over-the-top antics to light a fire in many a queer boy's heart. (Now recording a CSK album, Walker promises that MCB, which disbanded in May, will return later this year in a sleeker version.)

"I love Emile," Walker says. "I've been being Emile for years, but I'm constantly writing songs — I'm sitting on about 300 — and most of them are just waiting for me to find the right personality inside me to perform them." Thus, in the way of Sybil, Carletta Sue Kay was birthed, to give voice to Walker's more lilting, Emmylou Harris–meets–Magnetic Fields tunes. Backed by Metal Bob on guitar and danyol and Mark Mekaru on piano, cello, rhythm guitar, and accordion, Carletta croons her way through an lovely echo chamber of gender-benders, including "Joy Division," about a girl who loses her boyfriend to the titular band. "Carletta Sue Kay was named after my actual cousin, who's serving time in Iowa for trying to blow up her boyfriend's house. She was charged with possession of terrorist materials," Walker explains. "Isn't that fabulously trashy?" (Marke B.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

carletta sue kay is your new favorite band

some recent band photos. kazu and metal bob had to work so it's just carletta and myself!

carletta and danyol

carletta gets her wheat on!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Carletta Sue Kay play our first 2 shows!!!

i know it's been forever since i posted anything here. sorry about that!

my new band, Carletta Sue Kay, played our first 2 shows in SF. Thanks to everyne that came out to support us!

here are some pics:

myself and randy rock out at Kimo's. Mark and metal bob sat this gig out.

and yes, that was a pj harvey cover!!!

Thanks to Mat Kotex for letting us play his LADY party!

Now here are some pics from our first gig at the Eagle!

our first crowd. can you find yourself in there?

the band: mark, danyol, carletta and metal bob.

carletta and i sing our hearts out!

metal bob and i rock out to some smoke.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Magazine Release Party - b.scene

b.scene is having it's inaugural issue release party and it features my first SF interview!
and my art will be gracing the cover!

Wednesday, Aug 1

500 Divisidero @ Fell

6pm - 9pm

This event is FREE!!!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Carletta Sue Kay

it's official. i'm in a band! and it kicks ass!

Come check out our very first show:

Thursday, Aug 9th

The Eagle Tavern
12 st @ Harrison

Opening Reception - Madrone

what a great show. Leila did such a great job curating. it was so cool to be grouped with such amazing artists! Here are a few pics...

some art.

marisol and i getting drunk on free booze.

mark the lush!

michelle, friend, bill and i. remind me never to wear that jacket again. it makes me look HUGE!!!!

Friday, July 06, 2007

chuck shoots a video of me

the name of the video is 'this is my painting'. chuck shot it in march over a 2 day period and set the video to a song by the magic numbers. enjoy!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

4th of july BBQ at our pad!!!

what a kick ass BBQ! Thanks to all those who came out and ate bills yummy chicken and burgers!

here are some pics. (i should have taken more but i drank too much and forgot!)

ingrid tasting my cheek.'s about time he switched to water!

james and his bitches!

our new pond: full of plants and feces, er, i mean fishes!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

POP! at the Madrone Lounge - July 12th!!!

Madrone Lounge Presents - POP!

POP! - A group Exhibition of Mixed Media Eye Candy

Madrone Lounge
500 Divisadero Street @ Fell

Opening Reception - Thursday, July 12, 6pm - 10pm
Exhibition Dates - July 12 thru October

Participating Artist - Melissa Chow, danyol, Angela DeCenzo, Arin Hart Fishkin, Marianne Larochelle, Bernardo Reitich

With music by DJ Centipede spinning a full spectrum rhythm selection And Visual Projections
Plus a mural installation by Kevin E. Taylor. Curation & design by Leila Fakouri

Complimentary wine & pizza from 6pm–9pm
6pm–10pm / No cover/ 21 & up w/ID

hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Amber Opening Reception

Come check out all new pieces tomorrow night at Amber!

'my smoking guns'
SOLO show by danyol

718 14th street (near market and church)
6pm - 8pm

Hope to see you there!