Bitch (Bitch and Animal, Bitch + the Exciting Conclusion, John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus) is a queer icon who is a singer, producer, actress, entrepreneur and writer. She is known for her unique brand of electric violin, bass, ukulele and keytar rock. Her shows, like her name, are exercises in self-liberation.
Her new project, BEACH, is an upbeat show that intertwines her electric violin and feminist politics and involves an Alligator who triggers dance-y beats. BEACH makes hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock. Their first album, In Us We Trust, was released in 2013 on Bitch’s own label, Short Story Records.
Bitch first burst onto the scene with her band, Bitch and Animal, who toured the US and Europe with Ani Difranco and released two albums on Righteous Babe Records. Bitch debuted her solo material, Make This Break This, on the legendary Kill Rock Stars. She starred as herself in John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) Shortbus, and her songs were featured on Showtime’s The L Word.
Bitch has also collaborated with the legendary folk icon Ferron, producing a full-length album of the artist called Boulder, which includes performances by Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN), Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas), Julie Wolf, Geo Wyeth and Midtown Dickens.
Most recently, in collaboration with Billie Jo Cavallaro, Bitch produced, directed and released a full-length documentary and accompanying album, Thunder & Lighten-ing, also of Ferron.
Bitch has funded her 3 most recent projects through Kickstarter because of her loyal fans.
BEACH In Us We Trust (Short Story Records, 2013)
Bitch Blasted! (Short Story Records, 2010)
Bitch+The Exciting Conclusion B+TEC! (Short Story Records, 2008)
Bitch Make This Break This (Kill Rock Stars, 2006)
Bitch Be-Sides (one take wonders and poems) (Short Story Records, 2005)
Bitch and Animal Sour Juice and Rhyme (Righteous Babe Records 2003)
Bitch and Animal Eternally Hard (Righteous Babe Records 2001)
Bitch and Animal What’s That Smell? (Dive Deep Productions 1999)
Ferron Thunder & Lighten-ing (Short Story Records, 2013)
Ferron Boulder (Short Story Records, 2008)
-—————-WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT THE ARTIST:
“If audience response is a gauge, BEACH’s new slate of songs is rocking the house”–Curve Magazine July 2013
“On stage, the violinist/vocalist is a force to be reckoned with.” Flavorpill
“Bitch is an indie hero known for her fierce fiddling and political fire.” Time Out, NY
“Bitch’s mouthy wordplay and virtuous electric violin playing are ferociously hot” – The Village Voice, New York
“Her electrifying stage persona hasn’t mellowed a bit.” Time Out, Chicago
“Renaissance woman” Windy City Times, Chicago
“A wild-spirited breed of folk troubador” Decider, Austin
(about her single, Ibuprofen) ”a humorously biting break-up song hoping to become your summertime anthem” The Deli LA
“Listening to BEACH’s new track In Us We Trust, I immediately loved the hype dance and frenetic energy of the song” Music Emissions