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DIY female podcast trio hailing from Mesa, Arizona consisting of musicians, photographers, and artists with over 15 years experience in the industry.


The Sisters launch this episode discussing the importance of “community over competition” and how supporting fellow creatives is essential for growth. Later, they bring in Emilie Plamondon (podcast host of Punk Roquette) to get her insights on the subject.  Her positive contagious energy and passion to support musicians of all calibers is why the Sound Sisters dubbed her as a “social worker for punk rock”. They chat about how she built a strong following with her platform and the way music is helping her cope with quarantine in Canada. There is also talks of cheese curds, soup, rePunkmmendation, as well as the size of her impressive t-shirt and record collection. All this and more on this episode of the Sound Sisters podcast!

Music from CF98 and La Armada

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Angela RoseRed takes control of the mic to host a special secret track episode uncovering the tale behind The Venomous Pink’s newest album titled, “Based on a True Story”. She chats with drummer Cassandra Jalilie with fellow Sound Sisters Drea Doll and Gaby Kaos on how this mid-tour, pre-COVID, Bridge City Sessions live recording became a product of an unforgettable, fun adventure, through uncontrollable, intense, time restraints on the road. Drea often says, “The true sound of the Venomous Pinks is hearing a live set,” and this album truly represents the band’s DNA. This secret episode is filled with laughs about speeding across state lines, one-way freeways, van hangs interrupted by what seemed like an undercover cop, an absent camera crew, missed stripper and donut opportunities, with a side of curb checks, all in the name of punk rock. See what van life is really like with The Pinks on this special Sound Sisters Secret Track: Based on a True Story episode!

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April 14, 2021

Judy Cocuzza

The Sisters Roundtable Discussion gets deep on an emotional level as they dive into some best practices when attempting to reconnect with ex-band members. This episode’s guest, Judy Cocuzza, drummer from Betty Blowtorch, has many insights into the topic and has provided stellar advice to other musicians over the years, including our very own host Drea. During their chat they uncover an array of topics such as Judy’s involvement with teaching drums to children with and without disabilities as well as how she found the silver lining with COVID’s halt to a constant tour schedule. Later, she reminisces on the early Betty Blowtorch days, gives an update on new music, what it was like on the Bubble Boy movie set, the real status of Vanilla Ice’s package, and her unexpected ghostly occurrences she feels was Bianca Butthole sending love from the other side. Tears, laughs, and so many virtual hugs are shared on this episode of the Sound Sisters Podcast. Music by Betty Blowtorch. 

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April 7, 2021

Mike Cubillos

The Sisters dive into this episode by reminiscing their years of experience in self-promoted DIY public relations and networking ventures. Later, they receive some killer advice and takeaways from Mike Cubillos, owner and operator of Earshot Media. With over 22 years of successful PR experience in the music industry, he opens up about his contributions and journey into the biz. Throughout the discussion, he is very transparent of what it takes to be successful from a music PR perspective. This is one of the reasons why many musicians (of all calibers) trust his services. Supporting big acts and festivals such as Warped Tour, It’s Not Dead, and Punk Rock Bowling, he still stays true to his underground roots. Although Earshot Media represents many different music genres, Drea and Gaby reveal firsthand how essential he is to the punk rock community due to his assistance with The Venomous Pinks.  Music from 3LH & Rundown Kreeps.

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March 24, 2021

Mike Fisher

The Sisters dive into this episode chatting about choosing the right graphic for a merchandise item, and the benefits of hiring a professional designer to assist with developing a  brand. They bring in Mike Fisher, infamous merch designer, illustrator, artist, Maximum Fluoride owner, and "Anyway Whatever" podcast host, to get his expert advice on the topic. He also discusses his journey from creating DIY merch in the 80s to pay his way into underground punk  shows, to now being an on demand renowned artist who designs for some of the biggest musicians today. His impressive merch design resume includes, Rancid, Metallica, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, The Misfits, and more! With over a decade worth of experience, chances are you have a Mike Fisher design on a shirt in your closet. He opens up about his creative process and how he stays constantly motivated to do what he loves most. This is an awe-spiring  episode that gave Drea, Angela, and Gaby all the feels, so you don't want to miss it! Music from Reason Unknown and Gatecreeper!

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March 10, 2021

Andy Pohl

The Sisters kick things off with a roundtable discussion focusing on ways to cope with mental illness through creative outlets. Andy Pohl (guitarist from Tsunami Bomb, label owner of "Sell The Heart Records", and "Question the Answers" podcast host) joins the conversation to provide his insights. Andy chats about how he found the much needed work/life balance in his home remote environment and ways others can unplug. Later, he opens up on what it was like stepping in as a new guitarist for an already established band. 

There's talks of  how he meditates on tour, best DIY practices for starting a record label, and  discovering a creeptastic ghostly gas pump in the middle of nowhere. All this while Drea has major fangirl feels due to Tsunami Bomb being such an influential band in her earlier years as a musician. Plus, music from Decent Criminal & RLND.
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February 17, 2021

Riot Squad Media

The Sisters kick things off with a roundtable discussion focusing on the do's and don'ts of rebranding. This episode's guests have a lot of experience in this arena, Terry Smith and Laura Rose from Riot Squad Media join the conversation to chat about their insights on the topic. As previous hosts of Punksylvania, they authentically and transparently dig into how they crossed over into their new platform. They also talk about how their DIY female empowered collective / media firm provides a lot of PR, promotion, and support to punk musicians globally through their podcast as well as other Riot Squad branded outlets. Their fresh and polished new format is not only celebrated, but needed in a time where so many currently feel musically disconnected. There are talks of Camp Punksylvania, ghosts, females lifting each other up, how to collaborate in a long distance working relationship, Canada's take on Trump, plus what type of sandwiches, and poutine they would be. To say many laughs and virtual hugs were had is an understatement. All this and more, on this riot-of-an-episode of the Sound Sisters podcast.

Music by KRANG and Tsunami Bomb

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February 5, 2021

Kim Austin

A warning to our listeners: This episode’s content discusses disturbing topics covering sexual harassment, abuse,  and emotional trauma that could be triggering. Listener discretion is advised. 
This episode covers the "darker side of punk rock." In an attempt to rally for others who have been in similar situations, the Sisters relive personal stories where they experienced unwanted and inappropriate sexual advancements at shows. This provides a segue for our guest Kimberly Austin. Kim is a stage and production manager at the Yucca-North, previously known as the Greenroom, in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has worked with the likes of Bad Cop/ Bad Cop, TSOL, Agent Orange, Less Than Jake, Menzingers, Casualties, Murphy's Law, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Guttermouth, Phobia, CJ Ramone, Dead Boys, and Venomous Pinks to name a few. Her professionalism and kindness when delivering support to musicians is not only known locally, but throughout the United States. After a shift of providing production for a concert, Kim was a victim of sexual assault by a globally well known musician. Even with photos of aftermath bruises and an eye witness, she feared the abuser, who is referred to in the episode by a pseudonym name Dale Nixon, would not be held accountable due to his legendary musical status. After a year of suffering in silence, she has made the brave decision to tell her story in hopes to bring more awareness to others who are secretly dealing with sexual abuse and trauma. 
 If you or someone you know has experienced or is currently suffering from sexual abuse, there are resources that can help. Contact 1- 800-656-HOPE to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. Remember, you are not alone. Support is out there! Stay strong. The Sound Sisters stand with those who are suffering. We send love and light to survivors everywhere. 
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The Sisters kick things off with some best practices on how to launch your own startup. This episode’s guest provided many insights on this topic.  Her impressive credits include successful business owner, YouTube star, podcast host, traveling model, award winning author, licensed esthetician, and more importantly, an authentic advocate for female empowerment. *insert rockabilly music here* Of course we are referring to  none other than Cherokee Jackson, lovingly also known as THE Cherry Dollface.  She chats about her roller coaster self made ride from being one of the first pinup YouTuber tutorial queens on the scene to a successful brand with limitless possibilities. She emphasizes  the importance of remaining adaptable to self growth while staying true to your dreams. There is talks of skincare, music, aliens, Angela’s major Cherry fangirl moment at the first It’s Not Dead fest, and how the term, “being born in the wrong era” is a severely misguided notion. All this and more on this episode of the Sound Sister’s Podcast. 

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The Sound Sisters are all about supporting music venues, and in honor of this episode's special guest they kick things off discussing their most memorable moments at Phoenix's infamous staple The Mason Jar, now known as The Rebel Lounge. Later, they brought in Arizona veteran concert promoter  Stephen Chilton (owner of Psyko Steve Presents and The Rebel Lounge) to discuss his political efforts with NIVA: National Independent Venue Association. As a founder and one of the Vice Presidents, Steve fights alongside the rest of the board to help save independent  music venues through political activism. NIVA's focus is securing financial support to preserve the national ecosystem of independent venues and promoters. He also chats with the Sisters about various promoter war stories, including how a well-known national band's dumbassery almost caused a full on riot. Find out the name of that band and how you can help #saveourstages on this episode of the Sound Sister's podcast!

Music from:
Casket Life - Rock n Roll Death Machine
The Venomous Pinks - Hold On
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