Enjoy the montage of this year’s warped tour in NYC and after-party! Stay tuned for some videos of pride fest performances and more pictures! It’s been an incredible summer and it’s only half over, I love you all!
New Single and Video from Shiragirl “Blast That Radio”
Go behind the scenes with Shira and the Pink Glitter Party at the ‘Blast That Radio’ release party at Webster Hall!
shiragirl and myself at warped
My friend Shira has just won the award for the least sensical lyrics in a song ever. Check out her video for Blast That Radio. I meant to go to the release party for the video but then I fell asleep in a movie theater and woke up and it was nearly 1am. Shit.
Shira does not take “no” for an answer. That’s why when Warped Tour producer Kevin Lyman told Shira there was no room on that year’s bill, she showed up in her pink RV and played anyway. After crashing the tour to a rousing crowd response and getting invited on tour for the rest of the summer, Shira came back the following year with a pink box truck named the “Shiragirl Stage” and hosted over 200 female-fronted bands- including Paramore on their first tour. The following year Joan Jett graced the stage and played guitar as Shira sang “Bad Reputation.” Shira landed an MTV “Warpie Award” and a spot in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Warped Time Capsule for her groundbreaking work to promote women in music. After rocking many stages across the US and Canada with her all-girl band Shiragirl, including support slots for Rancid, NOFX, Juliette Lewis, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Taylor Dayne and Joan Jett herself- as well as spots on the Real World Brooklyn, Warped Tour 2010 Compilation (“Fight for It”) Fuse TV (“Sick Day” music video), Brooklyn Pride, and at Conquer Entertainment arena performances for over 25,000 people- Shira realized it was time to break out in a new direction. Shira and drummer/musical director Rainey P teamed up with hip-hop superproducer Swizz Beatz on “Stomp it Out,” a song for breast cancer awareness, featuring Lil Wayne. In the summer of 2011, Shira returned to Warped Tour and blew away the crowd with a new musical sound, highlighting her background as a dancer and an in-your-face theatrical performer. Pulsing beats and melodic synth are accompanied by the familiar guitar shredding of Shira’s punk rock roots. Journalists and fans compare Shira’s energetic onstage persona to Gwen Stefani, Madonna, and Pink. You won’t want to miss this show, complete with song, dance and spectacle. Plan on dancing along: you’ve been warned, Shira won’t take no for an answer, so in Shira’s words, “don’t try to fight it… you know you’re gonna like it.”