WHAT THEY ARE SAYING...

 

 "...a striking stage presence, as well as a whipsmart sound. They brighten things up and can be enjoyed by anyone with a fun attitude." - Sarah Torribio-Bond - MUSIC CONNECTION

"The Eyeshadows maintain their individual long time reputation for being Hollywood underground aristocracy. Playing bass driven music that surprises one with relevant pop music hooks, and satisfying the obligatory sexual imagery with titles like "Bondage Is Beautiful" and "So What?" they well represent their Silver Lake meets Disneyland in a strip club for a latte fan base. This quartet delivers what they promise, a lot of fun." Joey Alkes LA BEAT

" A little bit Go-Gos with a smidge of The Runaways, The Eyeshadows can harmonize sweetly while spitting on obedience and conformity. " - Jessica Machado CAMPUS CIRCLE

"...The Eyeshadows...rubber-burning rhythms..." - Mary Beth Crain - LA WEEKLY

"...kicky and energetic, great conversation in the lyrics...The Eyeshadows band name describes it all..." Sylvain Sylvain - New York Dolls

"... double-bass-driven grind of hard-rocking muchachas the Eyeshadows... " Jim Freek NEW TIMES LA

"...The Eyeshadows...Blondie meets the Sex Pistols!" Geza X

"...The Eyeshadows, who play trashy California pop-punk, like bad-girl younger sisters of the Go-Go's..." - Carol Schumacher - CLEVELAND FREE TIMES: MUSIC: GIRLS TALK - Seattle RockRGrl Music Conference

"...Virginity plus animalism equals The Eyeshadows; orgasmic female energy on a post 911 level..." - Kim Fowley

"...their feisty pop-punk is full of feminine mystique..." Lina Lecaro LA WEEKLY

"...the band THE EYESHADOWS rule...!" Tequila Mockingbird

"These pretty girls rocked the place and broke two guitar strings! The Eyeshadows plays party pop/punk, and they kick butt. The Eyeshadows can deliver the brute force while looking pretty." John Park HOLLYWOODBAND.COM

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THE FULL BIT OF WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT THE EYESHADOWS...

Honolulu Star Bulletin - Gary Chun

 

Maui Time Weekly - Jason Naylor

The L.A. UNDERGROUND - Jessica Machado CAMPUS CIRCLE
With each member a veteran of the L.A. rock scene, punk princesses The Eyeshadows have studied their fiery godmothers and menacing matriachs to embody the perfect sinister girl band. A little bit Go-Gos with a smidge of The Runaways, The Eyeshadows can harmonize sweetly while spitting on obedience and conformity. Fast three-chord riffs, eerie bass lines and howling back-up vocals give punk credibility to singer Dawn Laureen's sex-kitten moans and gnarls. Bringing back the good ol' sounds of chick rock, when Babes in Toyland could beat Cheryl Crow senseless with her own acoustic guitar, The Eyeshadows don't water down its lyrics with feminist whining; these femme fatales just plug in and play.

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The Eyeshadows at The Knitting Factory - Hollywood - Sarah Torribio-Bond - MUSIC CONNECTION

Material: The Eyeshadows are a punk quartet whose fast and dirty energy could last for days. In songs like "Bondage," they juxtapose, candy-cute new-wave vocals with bullet-fast fuzz guitars and impudent lyrics: "Bondage is beautiful today/All those angels waiting for their pay/The neighbors upstairs think I'm insane/I just want the world to obey." The Eyeshadows aren't just about fun and games, as they also explore a bit of existential gloom in darker songs like "Camouflage."

Musicianship: This band presents a three-guitar front, with vocalist Dawn Laureen doubling as an able bass player. Laureen has an appealing voice that runs the gamut from the bratty hiccup of Missing Persons'' Dale Bozzio to the sullen wail of Exene Cervenka. Estrada is mistress of the fuzzy three-chord riff, making a joyful noise with the help of companion guitarist Kindelberger. A standout drummer, Nicki Skistimas leads this impressive group from battle speed to ramming speed with taut syncopation.

Performance: These punk rock veterans have more credentials than your local community college. The girls have played with bands like Switchblade Kittens and Slot Rocket. Their experience gives them a striking stage presence, as well as a whipsmart sound. It certainly doesn't hurt business that this band is made up of vixen-cute girls. Barely dressed in a gravity-defying black coil bra, tipped with flowers, it's Laureen who draws the most stares. She's a smiling, snarling dynamo who would still get attention without the outrageous get-up.

Summary: The Eyeshadows are a lot like their namesake. They brighten things up and can be enjoyed by anyone with a fun attitude. This band dishes out old-school punk and saucy new wave with such panache that it provides a colorful cure to the otherwise black and white competition of punk imitators.

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THE EYESHADOWS: INSIDE THE INSIDE - Joey Alkes - LA BEAT

It would be hard to describe The Eyeshadows any more accurately than Carol Schumacher did in her Cleveland Free Times coverage of them at the Seattle Rock Girls Music Conference, when she wrote; "...The Eyeshadows play trashy California pop-punk, like bad-girl younger sisters of the Go-Go's..."

Playing such "in-scene" clubs as Spaceland, Dragonfly, the Hard Rock Cafe and the now defunct legendary Al's Bar, being written up in such chic "underground" rags as the L.A. Weekly and New Times, and being seen in the company of the likes of none other than the madcap genius of Kim Fowley, The Eyeshadows A.K.A Dawn Laureen (bass & vocals), Nicki Skistimas (drums), Dennis McGivern (guest male-member-no pun intended-guitar), Lisa Estrada (guitar) and Molly Kindelberger (guitar) maintain their individual long time reputations for being Hollywood underground aristocracy.

Playing a bass driven music that surprises one with relevant pop music hooks, and satisfying the obligatory sexual imagery with titles like "Bondage Is Beautiful" and "So What" they well represent their Silver Lake meets Disneyland in a strip club for a latte fan base. This quartet delivers what they promise, a lot of fun.

The Eyeshadows will be appearing at the Knitting Facotry, on Monday, March 25 as part of Kim Fowley's Spring Break Girls Gone Wild...10 all girl bands in one night. Doors open at 7pm

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The L.A. UNDERGROUND - Interview with Punk Rock Sex Kittens Kris Dukes CAMPUS CIRCLE

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The Eyeshadows at The Knitting Factory - hollywoodband.com - John Park

These pretty girls rocked the place and broke two guitar strings. The Eyeshadows plays party pop/punk, and they kick butt. When I first saw the band, I kind of underestimated them, mainly because they were so dang pretty. The male audience was quite pleased to see The Eyeshadows. I am sorry that there are no pictures of this particular show. As they were getting ready for the show, I have noticed that Dawn Laureen was the lead singer and she plays the bass guitar, also. I always give credit to the musicians who can sing and play the instrument at the same time, it's not easy. You will rarely see a female singer who plays at the same time.

The Eyeshadows played the first song LETS GO to start the gig. They were very loud. Thank God I had my ear plugs on. The guitar player Molly Kindelberger and the drummer Nicki Skistmas were there to keep the rest of the band tuned into the groove. Nicki could play the drums hard. I could feel the bass kicking inside my chest. It's hard to find some good female drummers even in Hollywood.

They composed the songs to reflect their pretty look. At the same time they play the raw blend of pop and punk. They continued with PRETEND, GET IT, BONDAGE, and SO WHAT. Those four songs flew by so fast. On the next song DRIVIN' Lisa (lead guitar) broke her guitar string. She quickly dropped her red Les Paul and picked up her back up guitar. On their next (and the last) song, Dawn broke her bass guitar string. Those bass strings are wicked hard to break. The Eyeshadows can deliver the brute force while they manage to look pretty.

It was a busy night with the long list of the other bands. There were so many things going on in that club, that I didn't get to talk to them or take pictures afterwards. But, there will be more to come.

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Jim Freek's FREEK SHOW - NEW TIMES LA

Friday night found Freek Show partying in East L.A. -- Boyle Heights, to be geographically correct -- at the lovely El Tropico, where we indulged in the double-bass-driven grind of hard-rocking muchachas the Eyeshadows. Located next to a creepy ol' skool cemetery with massive headstones, the cavernous club just begs to be booked for massive punk rock parties, yet seems to get by on the occasional rock gig, a constant supply of sombrero-sporting Mexican bands (see Keystone Ford/Downey Dodge commercials on Saturday morning Spanish television for more enlightenment), and its big Sunday night show which -- if we're to believe the revealing posters that line the club's lobby -- looks to be spicier than a packet of Del Scorcho hot sauce!

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Seeing Through Geza's Eyeshadows - MUSIC CONNECTION - STUDIO MIX All-girl, party pop-punk rock group the Eyeshadows have been busy with legendary Black Flag producer Geza X at the Satellite Recording Studios producing songs for a new release. Pictured in the studio (L-R): Nicki Skistimas, Molly Kindelberger, Lisa Estrada, Dawn Laureen, and Geza X..  

 

 

 

 

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