Event

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

RIOT @ OCMA | FEATURING THE SEX STAINS

Live performances by original Riot Grrrl band members! The line up includes:

  • Sex Stains featuring Allison Wolfe, lead vocalist (previously of Bratmobile and Partyline)
  • Kim & the Created
  • DJ Emily Ryan & DJ Wendy Yao previously of Emily’s Sassy Lime)

Admission: Included with museum admission

Food & Drink: Cash bar: Barley Forge Beer (while supplies last), Ninja's with Appetite food truck on-site.

About the artists:

Sex Stains
Sex Stains, formed in early 2014, is a Los Angeles quintet comprised of stalwart members of the punk and indie underground. Lead vocalist Allison Wolfe was part of first generation riot grrrl bands Bratmobile and Cold Cold Hearts, both on the underground label Kill Rock Stars. Lead vocalist Mecca Vazie Andrews is a well- known choreographer and the artistic director of “The MOVEMENT movement” and has worked with artists such as Daft Punk, Toro y Moi, Marina Abramović, and Liz Glynn. On drums is David Orlando, who drummed in Warpaint and is a resident DJ for L.A. clubs Dub Club and Punky Reggae Party. Guitarist Sharif Dumani played with Atlanta soul man Cody Chesnutt and his Headphone Masterpiece band. Puerto Rico transplant Pachy Garcia (Prettiest Eyes) rounds out the sound on bass guitar. Pulling from late 70’s and early 80’s post-punk, Sex Stains music alters between catchy punk, dance rhythms, angular guitar sounds, and cacophony.  Their music is thought provoking as well as infectiously danceable. Sex Stains is currently recording their debut album at Station House Studio.

Kim & The Created

"The all-killer, no-filler Kim House and her band have settled in and are taking her eccentric reputation to the next level. Bending over backwards, slinking through the crowd and switching from sweet to grunge at the drop of a bassline, the only thing that will get your eyes off her [wild outfits] is her potent and directed gaze, right into your soul. What you’re missing: Good ol’ girl grunge that makes you want to take over the world, regardless of gender identification." (Burger Records/ Lolipop Records) - BUZZBANDS LA  MUSIC VIDEO

DJ Emily Ryan
DJ Emily Ryan has worked in a variety of mediums. In 1995, she formed the band Emily's Sassy Lime (ESL) with her friends Amy and Wendy Yao in Irvine, CA. In addition to ESL, Emily has played in the bands Weekend, Jacques Detergent as well as various collaborations. As an illustrator, Emily has exhibited internationally and has provided regular band illustrations for Arthur magazine and LA Record.  

DJ Wendy Yao
Wendy Yao was born and raised in Los Angeles, and over the last two decades has played in various bands, such as Emily’s Sassy Lime, Meditation Duo, and Shady Ladies. She’s also been involved with several curatorial projects, including the long-running Art Swap Meet at Andrea Zittel’s High Desert Test Sites. Wendy is the founder and owner of Ooga Booga store in Chinatown, specializing in artist books, art ephemera, music and design, from 2004 to the present.


Special thanks to Barley Forge Brewing Co