Girlschool 2010 - Page 5

FALL ARTS: Fall is here, and women are ruling the Bay Area rock scene

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Grass Widow dodges rock conventions while making the leap to Kill Rock Stars
PHOTO BY JR TARANTINO

Says Gabaldon: "I started listening to a lot more oldies music than I had been before."

"We also went to a bunch of shows in the past year," adds Eller as the group sits around the kitchen table at her Mission District warehouse space. "Shannon and the Clams, Hunx and His Punx, a lot of local bands, for sure."

"I got influenced by Girls," interjects Gabaldon.

Eller: "All these concerts going on — Nobunny — "

"We went to a lot of shows in the past year!" says Gabaldon. "It was like, 'We want to do that!'<0x2009>"

Now the Twinks are just trying to play out as much as they can and record their songs. They work ties and other menswear delights into their stage getups, and drink shots of Chartreuse before each show. "I think we all have similar ambitions," says Sapunor, "but there's a sense of lightness and playfulness and fun, so it doesn't seem like work. I think that's how female culture plays into the overall experience for us, and hopefully for audience members, too."

BRILLIANT COLORS

With Milk Music and White Boss

Sept. 9, 9 p.m., $7

Hemlock Tavern

1131 Polk, SF

(415) 923-0923

www.hemlocktavern.com

GRASS WIDOW

Sept. 10, 7 p.m., all ages

Cyclone Warehouse Illinois and Cesar Chavez, SF www.myspace.com/grasswidowmusic

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