Jean Caffeine /// Alyssandra Nighswonger at Elinor
Austin-based singer/songwriter JEAN CAFFEINE
Long Beach singer/songwriter Alyssandra Nighswonger
Friday, December 27th - 9:00pm
JEAN CAFFEINE has had more lives than a cat! In the 1970s, she was a first-wave punk drummer in San Francisco. In the 1980s, she moved to NYC, where she DJed at Danceteria and joined the legendary band Pulsallama; then moved to Austin, where she fronted the alt-country band All-Nite Truckstop and participated in the making of Richard Linklater's "Waking Life" and "Slacker" films. In 2017, Jean released Sadie Saturday Nite, a concept album about coming of age in the first punk scene. This year, she released a four-song EP, "Love. What Is It?," inspired by crushes on other human beings and a fondness for cats. Anyone with a mutual interest in punk, power-pop, and alt-country will find something to like about JEAN CAFFEINE's music.
"Love. What Is It?" (EP stream/purchase) = https://jeancaffeine.bandcamp.com/album/love-what-is-it
"Winter of Hate" (official video) = https://youtu.be/K_d_ahrq_i8
"Blue Haired Boy" (live) = https://youtu.be/y011gbbi0-o
Alyssandra Nighswonger is a singer-songwriter who thrives on the heartbeat of Long Beach, CA. She most recently released her solo album, When my love knot slips… and then did a 1450 mile music-tour-by-bicycle down the West Coast. She has played with bands: The Dovelles, Lucky Penny and Alyssandra and the Daymakers and has been hosting an open mic at Viento y Agua coffeehouse every Thursday since 2007.