Posted in music | tour dates on September 30, 2009

by Bill Pearis

Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose is mainly known as a drummer, having played in Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, and Dum Dum Girls, but she's also a songwriter (she wrote VG's "Where Do You Run To?") and will be releasing her debut single, "Thee Only One," on Slumberland Records on October 27. She's also got a new band, Frankie and the Outs, who will make their live debut November 7th at The Woodser which will be the first show in a longtime for that South Williamsburg spot. Grass Widow is also on that bill.

With the new band, Frankie is sadly no longer drumming for Crystal Stilts. The split was amicable, guitarist JB plays guitar on her single. I'm told Crystal Stilts have a new drummer already, and the new Stilts lineup will even share a bill with Frankie and the Outs at two east coast Slumberland 20th Anniversary parties -- November 13th at the Black Cat and November 14 at the Bell House. (More on those further down the post.)

The Outs are a five piece, all girls, with whom Frankie will move from the drum kit to guitar (and vocals). The single's A-side is a two-and-a-half minute wall-of-sound pop that is what you might expect from someone who spent time in Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts. (It could be the sister of CS's "Love is a Wave.") The B-side, "Hollow Life," is more unexpected -- organ-driven, harmony-laden, dreamy and drum-free, owing a lot to Spacemen 3.

Neither the A-side or the B-side of Frankie Rose's single has made it onto her MySpace page, but you can listen to her demo of "Where Do You Run To," a track the Vivian Girls only played once live. However, Frankie says it will be part of the The Outs live repertoire.

Frankie will be behind the drum kit, though, for the Dum Dum Girls upcoming CMJ shows. This will be an all-girl line-up, apparently, unlike DDG's live debut at the Woodsist/Captured Tracks Festival this summer that included Crocodiles' Brandon Welchez on guitar and Captured Tracks major domo Mike Sniper on bass. But that's only for these shows.

As mentioned above, Frankie and the Outs will play the two Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary shows at the Bell House and Black Cat. The full line-up for both shows is : Crystal Stilts, Brown Recluse, Pants Yell!, Frankie and the Outs; plus some reunions of classic Slumberland bands The Ropers, Nord Express, and Lorelei. It will be the first Ropers and Nord Express shows in ten years. Additionally, the Bell House show features a "special guest headliner." And as D.C. was the original home of the label, I wouldn't be surprised if some different special guests played that one too.

I think that is enough for one post. Tour dates and some videos below...

Frankie on guitar w/ Vivian Girls in 2008

Frankie on drums w/ Vivian Girls in 2008

Frankie on drums w/ Crystal Stilts in 2008

Frankie on drums w/ Dum Dum Girls - "Hey Sis" | Woodsist / Captured Tracks Fest | 7.04.2009

Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To

Frankie and the Outs - 2009 Tour Dates
Nov 5 The WOODSER with GRASS WIDOW Brooklyn, New York
Nov 13 THE BLACK CAT with CRYSTAL STILTS DC, Washington DC
Nov 14 THE BELL HOUSE with CRYSTAL STILTS Brooklyn

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Comments (54)

'where do you run to" is probably the VGs best song, good for her.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 1:01 PM

She's the worst bartender at Bruar Falls.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 1:04 PM

she should of stayed in veegees

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 1:05 PM

every band Frankie leaves becomes infinitely less interesting afterwards.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 1:20 PM

Doesn't that clip of the Vivian Girls feature chubby on drums?

Frankie played decent drums in the shits but man is that singer boring.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 1:38 PM

"Doesn't that clip of the Vivian Girls feature chubby on drums?"

You are a jerk, but I think the answer to your question is NO.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 1:55 PM

Vivvian Girlz should have hung on to this chick fo realz.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 2:24 PM

frankie had absolutely nothing to do with a single song on the crystal stilts record, which was recorded before the vivian girls were even a band. she did a single "oh oh" in the background of the b-side of their single. i can't imagine how this is actually going to effect crystal stilts in any way other than them having to deal with a lot less unnecessary drama.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 2:27 PM

2:19 = sexist

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 2:29 PM

wow, "where do you run to" is the one and only VG song I like..... Frankie, you're awesome..... VG, erm, nevermind....

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 2:33 PM

"special guest headliner."

plz plz plz AISLERS SET

Posted by jdk | September 30, 2009 2:36 PM

"leaves"

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 2:47 PM

the crystal stilts were polite in letting her stay as long as they did. "leaves" is correct.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:01 PM

Hmmm surprised there are not more sexist nasty comments on this today. You guys are slipping or is BV just super censoring today

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:04 PM

crystal stilts= boring, boring boring

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:07 PM

I'd hit it...there you happy now?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:10 PM

special guest black Tambourine? please please please!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:11 PM

Now the stilts will be even more dull. Yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:37 PM

I agree with "Where do you Run to?" being the best VG song. No wonder it is never played live.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:38 PM

cant wait to hear it played live.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:44 PM

WDYRT killer song.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 3:47 PM

Love that dum dum vid.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:00 PM

who is baldy?

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:04 PM

awesome post bv!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:05 PM

FRANKIE ROCKS !!
WITH OUT HER THERE WOULDN'T BE THESE BANDS SO FUCK OFF!!!

SHES WORKED HARD FOR HERS SO GO START A BAND AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT IF YOU KNOW WHATS GOOD FOR YOU !!

YOU PEOPLE WHO TALK SHIT GET A FUCKING LIFE!!

WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE!??
HA!

IM SURE YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT GO ON YOUR COMPUTER AND TALK SHIT GET A LIFE!!

AND LEAVE SWEET FRANKIE ALONE!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:10 PM

Easy on the keyboard Kayne you don't want to break your mac book air.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:13 PM

HEY 4:10

MOST PEOPLE ON HERE HAVE GIVEN FRANKIE PROPS THEN THE USUAL "I'D HIT IT" OR MEH COMMENTS..

CHILL OUR BROTHA

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:18 PM

YEAH YOUR RIGHT I WISH YOU WOULD TELL ME WHO YOU ARE SO I CAN BREAK OVER YOUR FUCKING HEAD HIPSTER FAG!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:19 PM

amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:20 PM

Tell me about it is truly amazing

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:23 PM

The Woodser hasn't a show in years. That will be cool.It will sell out no doubt.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:25 PM

i love:

crystal stilts
vivian girls
frankie rose

but to say the first two bands were no good without frankie is not really fair or accurate. crystal stilts were an awesome band before she joined, and vivian girls are still awesome after she left.

and frankie is awesome and super talented-- you don't need to put other bands down to recognize that.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:49 PM

baldy is the dude that has been pumping out the jams at Captured Tracks

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 4:56 PM

Woods
Woodser
Woodsist

Posted by I have wood | September 30, 2009 5:01 PM

captured craps

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 5:23 PM

slight edit to the post.

Frankie is not playing as a member of Crystal Stilts at the two Slumberland shows, as it was originally written (just on the same bill).

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 30, 2009 5:31 PM

Love that dumb dumb video.

IM SURE YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT GO ON YOUR COMPUTER AND TALK SHIT GET A LIFE!!

AND LEAVE SWEET FRANKIE ALONE!!
FRANKIE IS A GOD TO ALL OF YOU> WORSHIP FRANKIE AND DRINK DRINK FROM THE FRANKIE CUP OF LIFE.

FRANKIE HATES YOU ALL! FRANKIE WORKS AT A NURSING HOME, SO THERE.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 5:45 PM

You have to love the fact that making a career out of being a drummer in shitty bands can lead to rabid fans who type only in caps and threaten anyone who defiles your name.

Only in NY

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 6:17 PM

anyone who knows frankie knows she is not sweet

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 6:34 PM

"Where Do You Run To": Good music, inane lyrics

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009 11:46 PM

frankie & the outs is ok name, but frankie and the annettes would have been much better.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 11:36 AM

boredsville. population: me

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:09 PM

i wonder if crystal stilts' new drummer will actually be their old drummer that frankie was originally filling in for? one can only hope!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 8:55 PM

that would be pretty sweet! but, i doubt it. i saw chris' new band, hidden ratio play their first show in greenpoint, the other night.... and they were really awesome!! it would be a real shame if he left that for crystal stilts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 9:41 PM

Frankie is super cool! Everything she touches turns to gold. Go, Frankie, go!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:44 AM

frankie is a poser

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:27 PM

Man, why do people gotta be such haters?!
Get a life!!

Posted by Sparky | October 2, 2009 4:35 PM

Kind of happy to know I'm not alone on "Where do you run to" being the only Vivian Girls song I find enjoyable....

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:43 PM

Well said, such a person should be a good sentence, or the future will be more rampant.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 10:41 AM

Frankie Rose is the MOTHERFUCKIN BOMB.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2009 1:14 PM

VG>VG
Velocity Girl>Viv Grls

Posted by anon | October 29, 2009 7:36 AM

"a 5- piece, all girls..." I LOVE how we're supposed to give a shit about completely boring, unoriginal music because they're "all-girls"...I know F and she is a sweet person and talented, but srsly people, there's waaaay more innovative/interesting stuff being made out there

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2009 10:20 AM

Frankie Rose is indeed one talented chick! Talent is hot!

Posted by Condensing Boiler | May 15, 2010 9:05 AM

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