Posted in music | tour dates on July 8, 2013

Upset (via Kickball Katy's Instagram)

Back in 2011, former Vivian Girls drummer and then Best Coast drummer Ali Koehler announced her departure from Best Coast, and other than a few solo tracks released around that time, she's been pretty quiet since. Now Ali's back fronting a new band called Upset, who will release their debut album this fall via Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females, Waxahatchee).

Ali formed the band with drummer Patty Schemel, who played in Hole from 1992 to 1998 and recorded on their albums, Live Through This and Celebrity Skin, and had stints as the drummer for Courtney Love's solo career and Juliette and the Licks; and guitarist Jenn Prince, who is/was in La Sera. They played their first show at The Echo in LA with Parquet Courts this past January.

More recently they've announced the addition of their new bass player (wait for it...) Katy Goodman, who Ali was bandmates with in Vivian Girls, and who Jenn was bandmates with in La Sera (which Katy fronts), has a solo project, Kickball Katy, and recently formed the duo Books of Love. Check out an 11 second video of the band rehearsing a Guided by Voices cover with Katy on facebook.

Upset's debut album is being produced by Kyle Gilbride, who plays in Swearin' and also produced the latest Waxahatchee album. They haven't released any music from the album yet, but if you live in California, you can hear some of it at their many upcoming shows, all of which are listed below.


Upset -- 2013 Tour Dates
07/09/2013 Los Angeles LA Fort
07/28/2013 Fullerton, CA Burger Records
08/04/2013 Los Angeles Troubadour w/ #BOTH (Ted Leo and Aimee Mann)
08/10/2013 Los Angeles El Cid
08/12/2013 Los Angeles Redwood Bar w/ Pizza Wolf
08/28/2013 Pomona, CA VLHS w/ Shellshag, Nato Coles, etc.
08/31/2013 Los Angeles The Echo w/ Shellshag
09/01/2013 San Diego, CA Awesome Fest



Comments (80)

cool but i thought this was about the band Kickball

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:23 AM

Yay! More mediocre female fronted bands!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:39 AM

If I wanted to listen to this (awful) music, I'd live in LA...

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:39 AM

Four Way Hole-Shake

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:49 AM

wonder which ones from hole

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:59 AM

enough with these chicks already.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:01 AM

who gives a fuk. old cracked out looking one on the left is from Hole.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:09 AM

A new band every week consisting of the same girls.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:24 AM

dirty vagina music

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:24 AM

Call the band "Katy's Titties" and I'm down

Posted by Ashy Larry | July 8, 2013 10:31 AM

are they the less attractive but more talented rivals of Scarlett Johnson's band of hotties?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 11:17 AM

wouldn't, might, WOULDN'T, would

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 11:22 AM

"wouldn't, might, WOULDN'T, would"


Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 12:01 PM

Jealous much, Anonymous? Critics are just failed musicians. Find another hobby.

Posted by Liz | July 8, 2013 12:16 PM

hey look a bunch of weird misogynists.

Posted by roxy | July 8, 2013 12:19 PM

Why the asshole comments about a group of women making music for your enjoyment??? If you don't like it, don't listen and move on. It's so easy to hide behind your keyboard and comment about someone else's looks isn't it--cowards. I have yet to hear Upset's music, but I hope they rock and I wish them the very best.

Posted by Joseph | July 8, 2013 12:21 PM

Sorry, ladies. Pay no attention to the cranky hipsters. They must have run out of beard wax or something.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 12:24 PM

Anything Patty Schemel does is always going to be great.

And any comments by anonymous virgin bros are always going to be shit.

Posted by Keara | July 8, 2013 12:26 PM

Can't wait to hear! Hope to see some east coast dates get added too.

Posted by NBT | July 8, 2013 12:32 PM

Very excited to hear this band! You ladies all rock!

Posted by Debz | July 8, 2013 12:34 PM

Awesome! Can't wait to hear it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 12:39 PM

Oh hey look, Brooklyn Vegan's shitstain commenters talking about a woman's appearance again. Go back to your sad little desk jobs before your IT guy rats you out, dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 12:40 PM

This is going to be great! I look forward to hearing the album and seeing you live. And don't pay attention to the hipster twits on here. They're idiots.

Posted by Shannon Archuleta | July 8, 2013 12:45 PM

ahhhh! i'm excited for this!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 12:54 PM

one day the anonymous commenters on brooklyn vegan will all choke to death on my used tampons.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 12:58 PM

Patty is one of the greatest drummers in rock! Can't wait to hear it and see them live.

Posted by Julie | July 8, 2013 1:03 PM

Make no mistake -- based on the prior output of these women, the music will be sublimely awful. But making comments/judgments on their appearances from behind the veil of internet anonymity is even worse than their music will be.

Posted by Rando | July 8, 2013 1:05 PM

Haha, so perfect that Patty and these Girls are causing such an Upset. Clearly there are still too many lame dudes who are challenged by women rocking harder than they ever could. Nice shirt Patty.

Posted by Rose | July 8, 2013 1:06 PM

These women are awesome rockers...and anonymous has run out of acne medicine and girlie mags and now vents his needle-dick rage

Posted by Kat | July 8, 2013 1:10 PM

wow the fat chicks are really riled up today!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 1:13 PM

Patty is my favorite drummer EVER! So awesome! This band is going to kick ass!!! Can't wait to see them!

Posted by DragonHeart | July 8, 2013 1:15 PM

the womyn have been mobilized!

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 1:18 PM

Agreed on the lame comments, but to say that Patty is a great drummer? How's that?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 1:21 PM

What point do you Anonymous insult people think you're making? 'Cause the only one you're making is that you're passive-aggressive assholes giggling about stinky vag like a second-grader.

Posted by Low Man | July 8, 2013 1:23 PM

So excited to hear this!!!!

Posted by Planet Swan | July 8, 2013 1:24 PM

that flabby pineapple is going to give me nightmares :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 1:32 PM

I can't wait to hear more of this band! I LOVE Patty, and think all-girl rock bands are like spring rain in a parched desert of needle-dicks. And I bet these ladies can kick your ass! :)

Posted by Tommy Kovac | July 8, 2013 1:35 PM

The collective aromas of their cunts must be nauseatingly intoxicating.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 1:39 PM

animated corpse on drums

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 1:49 PM

Hey Brooklyn Vegan, why don't you block Anonymous' IP address or install comment moderating? Or do you approve of this lame shit?

Posted by YO BROOKLYN VEGAN | July 8, 2013 1:57 PM

1:05 pretty much nailed it.

that being said, the babies 1st record is easily the best thing to come from any one of those vivian girl ladies

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 2:15 PM

Hi, 1:57. Are you new to the internet? It's a wonderful place to hang out. If you're looking for guidance on BV etiquette, please direct your questions to D or xTAINTx.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 2:19 PM

I'm always happy to listen to anything Patty is doing. She rocked my world on Live Through This, an album that will forever remain a favorite of mine, so she's good in my book, always.
As far as stinky pussy goes, I'm sure 'anonymous' is just bitter for missing out on the pleasure of having smelled any. Ever.

Posted by Shane | July 8, 2013 2:53 PM

Does anyone know if Katy's had any work done?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 3:32 PM

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 3:33 PM

This thread is reaching unsafe levels of jimmy rustling. Please everyone, there is no need to be upset.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 3:47 PM

fat titz in my faaaaace

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 3:50 PM

can we all stop objectifying women and talk about how tiny the dude from diiv's dick is plz? kthnkx

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 3:58 PM

Don't confuse me with that 'anonymous' jerk, he posts here all day everyday and rarely says anything of value >:0

Posted by Anonymoose | July 8, 2013 4:03 PM

3:58 dude from DIIV has a needle dick. shit is so weak and busted. when it's hard it barely makes a dent. also, kickball katy has fat boobays and pepperoni nips

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 4:11 PM

I'm always happy to have a chance to hear or see Patty Schemel! What a strong, funny, talented human being.

Posted by KH | July 8, 2013 4:24 PM

"Go back to your sad little desk jobs before your IT guy rats you out, dudes."

They are the IT dudes. A bunch of introverted low lifes that can't get dates.

All the misogynistic comments are pretty lame. So what, the group is all female. There are tons of shitty bands comprised of nothing but men. That said, the previous output from this band is not great at all, female or not.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 5:19 PM

every dude on here sexualizing these women is a complete moron, sorry world, on bahalf of "men" everywhere. keep doing what you do, you're all awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 6:03 PM

Oh hey it looks like internet comment sexists are doing what they always do. These dudes would be worth more to society if we replaced each and every one of them with their own weight in cow shit

Posted by crasstoise | July 8, 2013 6:31 PM

Sounds like an amazing group of kick ass musicians, regardless of gender (for all you female bashers -- what crawled up your butt?


Posted by DD | July 8, 2013 8:23 PM

Calling this band amazing is insulting to bands like WIld Flag who actually are amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 8:45 PM

would, would, would, would.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 9:41 PM

Women just love to defend other women's shitty music. Kickball Katy should lose the ugly friends and just stick to sucking LA dick.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2013 10:39 PM

It would be great if any of the women above actually knew anything about playing their instruments.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 10:52 AM

Will def check this band out, absolutely adore patti's drumming- she's one of the most underrated female drummers of all time, but truly one of the best! love that these chicks are still rockin out- keep it up ladies!!! <3

Posted by krysta herauf | July 9, 2013 12:53 PM

Patti is a fucking reanimated corpse. Ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 3:25 PM

The fat chick with pink hair should just kill herself. Christ.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2013 11:59 PM

5:19 - So all IT dudes are low life introverts that can't get dates? That's kind of like saying all girls in bands are talentless and don't know how to play their instruments. Idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2013 2:40 PM

both can be true, but some overcome the prevailing stereotypes. then the comments really are projection. Not this time. 12:58 is probably in the band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2013 1:44 AM

Holy shit. Everyone needs to stop with this destructive hate and fucking body shaming. Needle dick? Even if his dick is a needle, that's not the point; he feels entitled to excuse his distaste in their music based on their gender. But wait, hang on, just basing it on gender would be sexist! So let's point out that they're not all skinny supermodels, surely that will excuse their "lack if talent" better than just calling them women.
Also boys, instead of devaluing the girls by stating how fuckable they are, why don't you try to state a VALID FUCKING ARGUMENT for how "useless" you think they are as human beings. Until then you're all sexist prick old men.

Posted by helen anderson | September 17, 2013 12:19 AM

goddammit all these sexist comments are just so fucking gross. I don't know much about any of these girls' music work, but really. it just makes me wanna throw up, why won't all these wankers just fuck off and AT LEAST keep those gross thoughts only for themselves

Posted by caroline | September 17, 2013 6:08 PM

holy shit. some of these commments are hateful.

HOWEVER, I don't care if they're women, womyn, or whatever...

they suck. Sounds like a bad high school band at a talent show. Perhaps there's some individual talent there but as a unit it's AWFUL.

check You Tube for some performances. terrible...

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2013 2:35 PM

Regardless of gender....If Patty is hailed as a drum goddess how come the front woman guitarist STILL struggles to keep proper time during faster songs?!

Sheesh. I agree with the previous post, lots of hate going on here.

just my .02 but they sound very amateur and too loose. Kinda reminded of Lili Taylor in the movie Say Anything. But maybe not because Taylor played in time. And didn't look down at her damn guitar every other chord.

Posted by Jeff | October 9, 2013 2:41 PM

Their 7 Seconds cover is a good idea, in theory. Terrible in practice. Sounds like off key girls skipping rope.

This really sucks. Want a woman fronted band that doesn't even make an issue out of it?
What about F MINUS?

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2013 2:46 PM

I'm upset this band sux so much. Their output should warrant minimal attention.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2013 4:07 PM

I agree, 4:07.

this band blows regardless of gender.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2013 12:07 AM

I see y'all found her! Y'all were great at sxsw in Austin!!!! 

Posted by Giselle | May 26, 2014 7:53 AM

don't know much about any of these girls' music work, but really.

Posted by massagem tantrica | August 15, 2014 8:53 PM

KBK has great, fat luscious tits. would gag her w/cock and drench with cum. think she likes to gag on her knees?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2014 11:16 PM

This song was kind of a satire of the band Best Coast, which produces simialar shoegaze pop but typically has mind numbingly shallow lyrics compared to Vivian Girls (and, Best Coast stole Vivian Girls' drummer). Of course, they're also a hell of a lot more catchy, and a lot more popular, and Vivian Girls never managed to catch that even when they're trying to mock them.

Posted by Lacey | October 6, 2014 3:46 PM

Call the band "Katy's Titties" and I'm down

Posted by clothing manufacturer | July 20, 2015 5:43 AM

I think Kickball Katty is cool woman ever :D

Posted by Indirania | July 25, 2015 11:12 AM

how do you misspell a word when it is already written for you at the top of this post?

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2015 11:18 AM

Ali Koehler amazed me!!

Posted by Indirania | July 25, 2015 11:39 AM

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