Sad Girlz Club

  • Genre
  • Punk
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2020 Winner★ Punk/Post-punk ★1st Place
    • SAMMIES 2020 Nominee★ Music Video “Again”
    • SAMMIES 2020 Nominee★ Punk/Post-punk ★
    • SAMMIES 2020 Nominee★ Release of the Year Hard Feelings
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ New Artist ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Punk/Post-punk ★
  • Musicians
    • Eric La Febre — drums
    • Lys Mayo — lead guitar
    • Shelby Murray — rhythm guitar, vocals
    • Travis Dunbar — bass, vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


Murray: "Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac.
La Febre: Tie between "He-god-Has Favored Our Undertaking" by Ceremony and "Hang With Me" by Robyn.
Dunbar: "Our Lady of the Thompson River" by Elway.
Mayo: It makes no sense to have a single favorite song, but if I had to it'd be "Atlantic City" by Springsteen.

How do you describe your music to people?


Like The Descendants meets Josie and The Pussy Cats, like The Dancehall Crashers meets Iron Chic, like Shania Twain meets Nirvana (Man, I feel like teen spirit!)

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


We played a crazy house show in Davis with a couple bands touring through from SoCal. People were crowd surfing and it felt like there must have been 100 college kids packing this little house.

Tell us about your worst gig.


A different house show where it was their first time running a show in their space, so things went a little slow and we had so many technical difficulties onstage.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?


Ain't no shame in our game.

What was the first song you learned to play?


Murray: "Fuck You" by Garfunkel and Oats.
La Febre: The intro to "Come Out and Play" by The Offspring.
Dunbar: "Deviltown" by The Groovie Ghoulies.
Mayo: "When Angels Sing" by Social Distortion.

What's next for the band?


We're hoping to do a little bit of touring in the near future, and we're super excited to be working on new music soon as well! Oh, and we're touring Japan with Green Day ... not really, but we're trying to speak it into existence.

What's the story behind the band name?


It was a nickname that Shelby gave little pity parties for herself, you know, when you hide away in your room with 15 dollars worth of Taco Bell and a pack of beers.

What's your favorite local artist/group?


Bastards of Young, Lightweight, Vinnie Guidera and the Dead Birds, Danger Inc., Sun Valley Gun Club.

Who are your biggest influences?


Nothington, RVIVR, Dead To Me, Swingin' Utters.

Who first inspired you to play music?


Murray: When I was a kid I spent a lot of time around my dad and his band, 20 Yrs Later, at their band practices.
La Febre: When I was in 6th grade, this kid at a talent show played drums, and after I saw how much attention he was getting I thought to myself, "I could do that ... and I want that."
Dunbar: I found an old bass that belonged to my dad when he was a teenager and he helped me fix it up; being involved with the punk scene really drove me to wanting to learn how to play music.
Mayo: As a kid, I always loved music, and that drove me to join band in 4th grade; as I got older I was introduced to the music of Green Day and I knew it was something I had to do and something that I finally felt like I could do.

Words to live by?


It's OK to be sad sometimes!

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