Flipside 2010 - Spring 2010
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L.A. Weekly - April 15, 2010
A nice mention in Linda Lecaro's Nightranger column about the Downtown Art Walk gig with Azalia Snail, in the collaboration called Cooling System
Sex Kittens Compare Scratches
Baby Jeepers - Summer 2009 - Interview
Baby Jeepers is a new print media fanzine put out by Bob Cantu. Bob wrote for Flipside, BAM, and other LA-based music publications and has a long-standing, well-earned reputation as a writer, photographer, promoter, and supporter of the LA indie music scene.
"... There's never really been a guitarist quite like her, not only in Hollywood, but anywhere. Watching here wrangle notes out of her guitar ... can be quite the transcendent experience. Rock lives, and you know what? It's LOUD. "
- L.A. Weekly
"The thing about Sylvia Juncosa - the woman can play guitar. And she has a style all her own."
- L.A. Reader
"... She can make her guitar sing, speak, laugh, cry, and beg for mercy."
- Music Connection
"Twisting turning way way-out guitar explorations and hard rock madness. Surf metal with thoughtful lyrics featuring sex/string SWA goddess Sylvia Juncosa."
- L.A. Weekly
"Wielding her axe in a fashion sure to put to rest the old myths of cock-rock posturing, Juncosa splatters fat, grimy chords all over the wall and flings grungy solos around the room. The band, a three-piece including Sylvia, rampages in a classic hard rock mold, drawing from acid rock, punk, heavy metal and less-definable idiosyncratic heroes from Neil Young's Crazy Horse to perhaps the Minutemen."
- Option Magazine
"But ... Sylvia doesn't play the guitar!"
- Sylvia's mother, puzzled, upon being told by her neighbor she saw the name in the newspaper
"Is this actually a song, or is it just something you're going through right now?"
- Tyra, bass player, at rehearsal, when Sylvia was first showing them "Eddie"
"Cannabis + Juncosa just has to be righteous."
- From the Comments & Responses to a blog
- Extraordinarily long high-pitched scream of ecstacy emitted by an audience member during concert. This showed up on a tape and we re-played it many times to be sure it really was a human voice
"She's having so much fun up there [onstage] she should be arrested."
- Matt Lee, guitarist-at-large
"The minute she came on stage, I thought to myself 'Now there is someone who's fighting the good fight.'"
- Mikaleno Amundsen, guitarist of Charmkin Rebellion