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Inspiring Music Series – Janelle Hessig – Panty Raid

March 25, 2014

Panty Raid was extremely catchy, lo-fi, fuzzy, and super fun band. They released a 7″ record called “The Secret’s Out” on Raw Sugar Records in the year 2000. When I saw them play in New Orleans at a house show, they had a live kissing booth with every member of the band. No one could have arrived prepared for the incredible dance party which ensued at their show. Band members have been in many many bands (before and after Panty Raid) – a few mentionables are Hunx and His Punx, The Younger Lovers, and The Tourettes. The drummer Janelle produced a zine called “Tales of Blarg” and has drawn many many album covers, written and illustrated dozens of comics zines, animated several short films, and is overall an incredible comic genius. Her drumming in Panty Raid was a flurry of frenetic energy- if you blinked you might miss it! Definitely inspiration material.
You can listen to the 7″ here.


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