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Vivian Girls, L Magazine, Crystal Stilts, Pierced Arrows

Kickball Katy playing with Fucked Up (more by Chris La Putt)
Katy

The L Magazine (aka Marc Hogan): I know you’ve covered one of the Wipers’ songs. Is there an album in particular of theirs that you guys are big on?
Kickball Katy (aka 1/3 of Vivian Girls): We love Youth of America. Like, the first couple. Youth of America, the Over the Edge album and Is This Real, those are three of the best albums ever made, in my opinion. Cassie definitely agrees, and so does Ali. We just wanted to write some crazy songs like that. We’re not that good, but we do like those albums a lot, and those are the things that we really had in common. We also really liked Dead Moon. They’re in that new band, what is it? Pierced Arrows. I haven’t seen them yet, but I saw Dead Moon like two years ago and it was awesome.

The L: Not to belabor the point, but with Frankie, that was officially a “kick out” not an “I’m quitting” kind of thing?
KK: Yeah, I wouldn’t want to harp on this too much, but yeah, we had to ask her to leave. For various reasons that I won’t get into.

The L: You guys are still friends with Crystal Stilts?
KK: We love Crystal Stilts. JB [Townsend, guitar], Brad [Hargett, vocals], and Andy [Adler, bass] are three really, really cool dudes. We were just hanging out with them the other night. We’re still good friends with them. Things are cool, still.

Pierced Arrows play Maxwell’s in Hoboken tonight (Oct 17). All tour dates below…

Pierced Arrows – 2008 Tour Dates
Oct 17 – Maxwell’s Hoboken, New York
Oct 18 – DC9 Washington, Washington DC
Oct 20 – Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Oct 21 – Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 22 – One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 24 – Rudyards British Pub Houston, Texas
Oct 25 – Emo’s Austin, Texas
Oct 27 – Larimer Lounge Denver, Colorado
Oct 29 – Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Oct 31 – Ash Street Saloon Portland, Oregon
Nov 1 – The Funhouse Seattle, Washington
Nov 2 – The Brotherhood Olympia, Washington
Nov 22 – Berbatti’s Pan Portland, Oregon
Nov 29 – Hall of the Woods Olympia, Washington
Dec 19 – The Tonic Lounge Portland, Oregon
Jan 25 2009 – Roseland Theater Portland, Oregon

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