Gina Volpe (Lunachicks) to Headline The Sultan Room for Album Release Party

The event will take place on June 15.

By: Jun. 03, 2024
Gina Volpe (Lunachicks) to Headline The Sultan Room for Album Release Party
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On Saturday, June 15, beloved NYC punk guitar hero Gina Volpe and her band will be celebrating the release of her recent full-length, "Delete the World" (Heavy Nose), headlining Bushwick's The Sultan Room for her hometown debut as a solo artist and frontwoman.

Volpe is a rock 'n' roll veteran of headlining international stages and festivals as lead guitarist in NYC punk royals Lunachicks. She will premiere the darkly infectious, new-wave infused indie-pop of "Delete the World" in NYC with an all-new live band of hand-selected Brooklyn-based musicians including Broadway's "Six" percussionist Caroline Moore, power rock trio MONTE bassist Meghann Rose and guitarist Amanda B. Jun of post-punk trio Leathered, who will also play the opening slot of the release party.

"I always knew that someday I'd need to figure out how to perform all of this new material live but I kept dragging my feet until L7 offered me the opening slot on their May East Coast Tour. That was the fire I needed to finally get a kick-ass band together and make a NYC show happen. It's all L7's fault!"

"Delete the World '' was released February 23, 2024 and its warm reception led to opening slot invitations for L7's Richmond, Albany, NY (May 16) and Buffalo, NY (May 17) concerts, with institutions such as New Noise Magazine and The Big Takeover raving over its "melodic/punchy" with "more experimental... compelling compositions". Brooklyn Vegan described lead single "Drink Me" as "...a catchy, swaggering dance-punk song that should not only appeal to Lunachicks fans, but anyone who's into anything from Sleater-Kinney to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs".

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the venue's website via Dice.fm.

ABOUT "DELETE THE WORLD"

"Delete the World" was produced in collaboration with GRAMMY-award winner Barb Morrison (Blondie, Franz Ferdinand) and released February 23, 2024 on indie imprint Heavy Nose. The taut, 13-track full-length record features layers of haunting, dark,new-wave indie-inflected alt rock, showcasing composer, guitarist and lyricist Gina Volpe's seductive, Alison Mosshart-like vocal dynamics and the dark electronic moodiness of "Is This Desire"-era PJ Harvey. Volpe's virtuosic, David Gilmour-influenced guitar stylings float in and out to accentuate a genre-defying experimental web of songs. "In a world defined by boundaries, Volpe's music transcends limitations, inviting listeners to embrace chaos and uncertainty," reports Psychedelic Magazine. "Delete the World" is available on all major streaming platforms and can be purchased at www.ginavolpe.com.

ABOUT GINA VOLPE 

Gina Volpe started her storied career back in high school when she co-formed the ferocious 90's punk band Lunachicks with her friends and fellow classmates at NYC's storied "Fame" high school, LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Their high octane, humorous, frenetic art punk led to fans in Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon who signed the band to UK's Blast First Records. Lunachicks went on to tour the world several times over while releasing 6 albums and sharing the stage with legends such as The Ramones, Debbie Harry, NOFX, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt and The Buzzcocks.

Volpe made the leap to singer and frontwoman in the mid 00's when she launched her thundering power trio, Bantam, showcasing her capacity for "brute force with bewitching melodies" (The Village Voice).

Since then Volpe, also a visual artist, has maintained if not ramped up her artistic output by composing for indie films, releasing singles and EP's, scoring an Off Broadway musical, providing motion capture for the video game Rock Band (MTV Games/Electronic Arts), and exhibiting her surrealistic paintings at gallery shows. Her work can be followed at www.ginavolpe.com.



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