HIATUS OFFICIALLY OVER! Upcoming Shows! Come out and get your naughtybilly on.

Hi Curlfriends!  We have a handful of shows coming up we’d like ya to know about ! They’re all in the Twin Cities area, but hang tight, out-of-state fans, I’m a-comin’ your way this year… (Midwest, Southwest, Northwest, Rockies West, maybe… I’m lookin’ at y’all).

Saturday May 30 at Mattie’s on Main! FREEEEEE!!!

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Sunday, May 31 at Bryant Lake Bowl! CHEAP! 

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Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm, Courtney does a couple of songs at The Funny!, a brand-new women’s cabaret from Fringe comedy masterminds, Raw Sugar! 

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SATURDAY, June 26 at 7pm the full band takes the stage for the Uptown Pride Block Party!!  We’re so excited to play a daytime, all-ages set that’ll go right over the young ones heads (and please let us field any unending lines of innocent questions)! We’re up from 7pm – 7:30pm and this show is TOTALLY FREE!  YAY! You don’t gotta buy this cow!!

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AAAAAAANNNNNNNDDDD we have been invited back to Convergence a mere two years after our full-band debut… FRIDAY, JULY 3 at 10pm at HarmCon during Convergence at DoubleTree Bloomington!  We’re psyched and honored to be back, AND we’re bringing Alicia Kay of The Changeups – featuring on guitar and backup vocals! YEAH!

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Thanks for tuning in, Curlfriends. Knowing about our upcoming shows is important for your survival and I’ll try my best to get you to know about stuff, but sometimes I’m just coming out of a fog and forget to tell you about FANTASTIC SHOWS like the XTC Tribute we did a week ago. Senses Working Overtime 3 was the second year in a row for me participating in this amazing event. I sung “Generals & Majors,” and I had a freakin’ blast. I promise, next time I will remember to tell you about these things so that you don’t miss outfits like this:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LACEY!!!

Curlfriends, it’s Lacey’s birthday!!!  Help us celebrate by tweeting at her at @Laceylaceyanne, mkay?

Happy Birthday Lacey 2015

Lacey is the newest Curl, and the newest momma Curl too. Words to describe her: genuine, sexy, sensual, spiritual, sweet, compassionate, gorgeous, funny, easy-going, adventurous, free-spirited. She’s just so freakin’ rad. We’re really lucky to have her, and her boobs, in our band.

(And – OOPS! I forgot to wish Cherry Mae a happy birthday on hers, April 7. GO HERE for a retro-active celebration!) 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHERRY MAE!! (APRIL 7… oooooops)

Welcome to our first time-traveling post. I’m writing this feverishly on May 27, 2015 and I’m going to hand it over to the internet gods to post it to this blog on April 7, 2015, CHERRY MAE’S BIRTHDAY! (Because I forgot to post that day).

EDIT: Alas, changing the date to the past doesn’t work in WordPress, I guess. Well… better late than never.

We are glad you weren’t aborted, Cherry Mae!

Happy Birthday Cherry Mae

Well, I’m pretty sure she had a great one, so don’t worry.

Words to describe Cherry Mae: empathetic, mischievous, conscientious, fun, gifted, sharp, loving, loyal, and giving. We’re glad she’s back, and we’re glad she never went away.

SHOW! May 7 at The Varsity!

We are very excited to announce a last-minute show with our sexy pals The Changeups!  and soon-to-be new besties G-Biz.

You better phone home, y'all.

You better phone home, y’all.

Curlfriends! We’ve been in hiding for … oh, I guess it’s barely been three months. But we’re coming back on the scene with a show at THE VARSITY! The last time we were there, Anna was getting married!!

Remember remember way back in November? Anna & Tom's wedding!

Remember remember way back in November? Anna & Tom’s wedding!

This is very exciting for us as we’ve never played The Varsity as a band (Courtney did some solo songs and standup comedy for NARAL’s Comedy For Choice a few years back). We hope you can make it! Because this show just came together, the ticket link isn’t up just yet, but check back here for info as we get it!

What Now?

Welp, Curlfriends… we did it. We had our CRAZY WEEKEND OF SHOWS, which I say, and I think Les Curls would agree, we had a freakin’ great time with our pals Le Cirque Rouge Burlesque and Wordsprout and SLAM MN’s Erotica Slam (and me solo on Sunday night at the inaugural Kill It! Variety Show). Aside from a few false starts, my breaking of a string before our second Friday show, and discovering on stage that my bridge was damaged (but still functional… if we just take this butter knife and file the notch down a bit) at the first Saturday show, we rocked approximately 1000+ faces off. Thanks for joining us in our little corner of the internet!

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So now what?  When’s our next show?  Well, we actually have nothing booked right now (though we’ll probably do something the weekend of Pride, so get yer rainbows ready).  But… we’re not taking a break. I’ve got some new songs coming out the poop shoot (what do you think Elvis was doing when he died? Shitting and writing a song, motherfuckers). We’ll be rehearsing these new songs and getting ready… to record a new album.  Not sure who’s gonna put it out yet, but we’re hoping Stand Up! Records will have us back for another round. Anyway, that’s one announcement: we’re going back into the studio very soon to do #2. Shitting and recording. Two #2s. 

Enough of the blowing of your mind!

Here’s a joke: A Minnesota KTSP TV traffic & entertainment legend, a former police officer-turned-standup comedian, and a dirty comedy musician walk into a bar…

And they start a podcast?

Yeah, I’m doing a podcast with my buddy Chuck Gollop and Minnesota TV news legend Rusty Gatenby, who I didn’t know (not being raised in MN), but my roommate was like, “NO. WAY.” So, that’s cool!

Rusty, Chuck, Tim Mahoney (yes, that one), and Court!

Rusty, Chuck, Tim Mahoney (yes, that one), and Court!

So, we’re doing an entertainment, news, personal stories, etc, podcast called “Twin Cities Hit Show.” Say it fast a few times and see what comes. We get it. We did it on purpose.

Anyway, so Court’s gonna be doing this in the meanwhile and so far, Rusty has played Gay For You every day in a quasi-kidding campaign for it to be the TCHS theme. Hahah. So, check out our most recent episode, seriously, “Gay For You” plays in the first minute.

I’m not gonna post about this all the time, but you can find TCHS on Facebook and Twitter. Though, I’m tweeting a lot on @DirtyCurls about it.  But do stay tuned here! I’ll be sharing rehearsal clips and photos and videos, etc.

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions

HOLY CHRIST ON A CRACKER.

Valentine’s Day is in a mere TWO DAYS. Do you care? We do because we’re playing two shows that night, but also because most of us are in committed relationships. Anyway, If you ALSO care about Valentine’s Day, but are hung up on what perfect gift to get your perfect someone, never fear… McClean is here.

Court's "headshot" from Giant Steps MN 2014.

Edited for eye bags. 

As a happy single lady who rarely has to purchase presents for a significant other, I know exactly what *I* would want for Valentine’s Day. And if it’s not clear from my choice of rings and rock n roll pose in the above picture, I have exquisite taste. So sit back, relax, light yer pipe and get out your debit card.

1) A MASSAGE, DUH.

And not by you, Dog Bless Ya. A professional. The great news is, you don’t have to spend ninety thousand dollars on a day spa experience. Don’t let me stop you though, if that’s within your financial means because that is a sweet gift, but if you are spending your last $40 on your partner, even a 30 minute massage is an amazing experience. I have two friends who do massage in Minneapolis and are freakin’ fantastic at it: Ellie Hino with Care Therapeutic Massage and Dan Marlow at Marlow’s Massage.  I’ve personally been massaged by both of them and now you have a choice between a lady and a dude because I know some people care about that.

2) A VIBRATOR… DUH

We in the Twin Cities know all about Smitten Kitten. It’s Uptown Minneapolis’ own super-progressive sex store, a la Babeland in NYC. All the toys are made of non-toxic, ethically-produced materials and they have amazingly knowledgable customer service. Well, lucky for the rest of the world, you can find them online and the FIRST vibrator for sale is only $10. That’s amazing! This one is more expensive, but Smitten Kitten has loads of toys, accessories, and tools for all budgets:

I am totally sold on the hot pink.

Don’t forget the batteries.

3. A DATE WITH HER DREAM CELEBRITY, PAUL RUDD.

Why not Joe Biden? Because Paul Rudd.

Why not Joe Biden? Because Paul Rudd.

4) A CLONE OF HERSELF SO THAT ONE CAN DO SHOWS AND THE OTHER GETS TO SEE LIZZO OPEN FOR SLEATER-KINNEY AT FIRST AVE

Court's "headshot" from Giant Steps MN 2014.

Court's "headshot" from Giant Steps MN 2014.

Yes, fine, I understand that getting a date with Paul Rudd is going to be impossible, but if all else fails and you find yourself at a CVS with no other options but giant white teddy bears… Swipes Lovin’ Wipes. I’m for serious:

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I haven’t used mine yet because I forget about them, but I’ve heard they work really well.

Well, and maybe at least a flower and a Snickers bar.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNA!

Curlfriends! It’s Anna’s birthday today! SHE IS 30 YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!! Wish her a very happy one in the comments if ya want! 

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