Thursday, October 20, 2011

This Blog Has Moved!

I have decided to roll up my website and blog into one.

Check out the introductory post:

The themes will still be running and music content but with some new ideas.

Look out for upcoming posts on:

The Lady Southpaw Band playing the ING New York Marathon

An archive of running approved 180 bpm songs

Running & workout playlists

New Songs!

More upcoming events

Blogspot & bloggers, I still love you.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lady Southpaw the Band

The Running Rocks blog has been silent lately. I'm hoping for a re-birth soon! The show last month with the full band was great.

First we played the New York Road Runners' NYC Half Marathon. It was colder than 2010, but despite barely being able to feel my fingertips (which believe me, complicates guitar playing) we had a great time rocking out for the runners!!

Then those who weren't too exhausted came out to celebrate with us at the Delancey. The venue was really great and gave us 2 for 1 well drinks all night (I had quite a few gin and tonics once it was all done, and was a very loud though supportive audience member for The Fades.)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NYCRUNS presents Running Rocks! Lady Southpaw and The Fades

Are you a runner in New York?

Do you need to squeeze running into an already tight schedule in order to stay sane?

Do you find yourself stumbling to the train at dawn on Saturdays & Sundays when others are stumbling home because you need to get to a race in Central Park and have to compensate for the weekend's inevitable MTA service changes?

Would get more turned on by a special discount at Jack Rabbit than a sale at Victoria's Secret?

Are you overflowing with questions and opinions about gear, sport nutrition, and the best ways to improve your times?

Then it's time we got together! Let's celebrate the sport we love in the city we love to do it in. What more appropriate day than on Sunday March 20, after the NYC Half Marathon. What's that, you're not running the half this year? That doesn't mean you can't party like you did!

Two bands of New York area runners will be on hand to play your favorite tunes!

Lady Southpaw, formerly a solo act, is making its debut as a full on rock band! We will be playing original running music from the "Songs for Running," EP (available on iTunes and Amazon) as well as some running appropriate covers, punked up to high speeds. The setlist is wide ranging: from Blondie, and the Boss, to Keane and Florence & the Machine. John of Hella Sound Premium Running Music will even be on hand to play bass.

The Fades have wowed crowds throughout New York City and beyond with our high-energy sets and fun-loving stage act. Dedicated to recreating those ‘80s tunes that defined the decade, we get people moving, singing along and always screaming for more. Why the ‘80s? Because boys don’t cry and girls just want to have fun. In other words, we love rock-n-roll and didn’t stop believing. We love performing and we think it shows. So if you‘re working for the weekend and want to rock this town, The Fades may be the band for you. Rad!

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Running Rocks! NYCRUNS.COM Presents

Lady Southpaw and The Fades

The Delancey

168 Delancey (btw Clinton & Attorney)

New York, NY 10002

Sunday March 20, 2011

Doors open @ 4:00 for some pre show drinking and meet-ups

Lady Southpaw @ 5:00

The Fades @ 6:00

Buy tickets online on for $10

If they don't sell out tickets will be available at the door for $15

Enjoy the 2 for 1 well drinks special for the event.

Don't be afraid to bring your friends and significant others who don't run; they can start a little support group for those living with runners. Maybe they'll even be inspired when they see that most runners are actually crazy in a good way.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lady Southpaw Wants You!

I’m psyched to announce I’m already on the roster to play the NYC Half again in 2011! I had a really great time playing for the runners last year and I would love to continue to play big events like this because they’re just plain fun.

This goes hand in hand with my other announcement which is that I’m sick of Lady Southpaw being a one woman show. I’m sick of messing with backing tracks and drum loops. I want to let go and sweat and really have a good time! I’ve been talking about a band for awhile and it’s pointless waiting for it to happen organically; I am officially on the search! I’m primarily looking for a bassist and a drummer so if you know anyone in the NYC area please send them my way.

To contact me regarding the band write to ladysouthpawmusic (at) gmail (dot) com. Send me something about yourself, your influences and why you’d be interested in being part of a “running rock” band. I will then contact you with the follow up info.

Posting info:
Looking for musicians to form a “running rock” band

Who: Required - Bass & Drums (be very comfortable with the tempo 180 bpm or 90 bpm)
Other instrumentalists, percussionists, beat-makers and key board players are also welcome to audition
Musicians who are runners and ladies are especially encouraged to audition, but it is not a requirement (good musicianship is of course the most important thing.)

What: A female fronted alt/punk/garage-y up tempo rock band to perform a mix of covers and originals at running related events. In order to be “running” music it must have a bpm of 180 or up so covers may be sped up. Think “Me First and the Gimme Gimmes” for the covers. Will also perform some existing Lady Southpaw originals with the potential of collaborating on new songs moving forward. Some influences include: Patti Smith, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blondie, The Pretenders, Dead Weather, Metric, Florence and the Machine, PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, The Who, The Ramones, Weezer, Green Day, Arctic Monkeys, Spoon, The Hold Steady...

Where: at running races, expos, post race parties or anywhere else runners want to hang out and party.

When: ASAP! Will be playing at the NYC Half Marathon, March 2011

How: Auditions... a studio in NYC please contact for details