Giant Kitty

Just DIY presents

Giant Kitty

The Black Cassettes, Black Habits

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Giant Kitty
Giant Kitty
Giant Kitty continues the tradition of strong female voices in punk while bringing along eclectic influences, diverse backgrounds, and a comedic sensibility. This four-piece combines elements of punk, new wave, hard rock, and riot grrrl to make both relevant and irreverent songs full of energy and sharp lyrics. Their sound is often described as a mix between the Runaways, Bikini Kill, and Blondie.

Known for their intense live shows, Giant Kitty is just as at home opening for national and international acts like Shonen Knife, Dressy Bessy, Girl in a Coma, and Peach Kelli Pop as they are in festivals like Dallas’ Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Houston Whatever Fest, and headlining therepubliqfest 2016 SXSW showcase. They conducted an actual wedding between band founders Cassandra Quirk (guitar, background vocals) and Trinity Quirk (drums) officiated by Miriam Hakim (vocals) in the middle of a show and helped organize an Inauguration Day show called “We Belong: Houstonians of Muslim Descent Dissent” which raised nearly $2000 for the ACLU of Texas and was covered by every major Houston news outlet and the Huffington Post.

Their debut album, “This Stupid Stuff,” dropped January 2016 and addresses topics from the serious to the ridiculous over energetic, aggressive, and danceable music. Produced by Spin Doctors bassist Mark White, the album was recorded by Joe Omelchuk, mixed and mastered by two time Grammy nominee Roman Klun, and distributed by Brooklyn label Innsbruck Records. The first single, “Don’t Stop That Bus,” was named one of the best songs of 2016 by the Houston Press. Its music video garnered over 15,000 views in the first week alone and was made entirely out of paper puppets and sets. The second video, “This Stupid Stuff,” chronicles daily activities of a variety of people while they are plagued by post-it notes with slurs and insensitive remarks. Striking a chord with many people, the video premiered on Colorlines and Spark Mag and within a week spread through the Huffington Post, Bitch Magazine, Bustle, Take Part, the Ladies Finger, and even Kathleen Hanna’s twitter account.

In 2017 Giant Kitty goes back to the studio to record their second album, “Rampage.” The album appears on Roologic Records in June 2017 and will be accompanied by multiple music videos and a national tour with the Kominas. Four songs from “This Stupid Stuff” will be featured in the 2017 short film Acid Test by Jenny Waldo which has been accepted for distribution through platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Video. Additionally, the song “No Home” will be featured in 2017 horror film “Party Time.”

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The Black Cassettes
The Black Cassettes
Rock band from Dallas, TX.
Debut EP coming soon.
Black Habits
Black Habits
A distinctive meld of punk and classic rock n roll designed to make you move while simultaneously having you doubt your own existence. Gritty rhythm and bass with overlays of classic guitar shreds beckons the masses to feed on the opiodic melodies of Black Habits.

Originally formed in 2011, Black Habits has shared the stage with punk and metal bands such as Bouncing Souls, Zeke, Better Left Unsaid and Flametrick Subs - as well performed for Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival. In 2017, Black Habits re-emerged from the seedy underbelly of Deep Ellum, newly baptized in estrogen, with the addition of front woman Zooki and Teri Tornado on drums.

Casey - Bass
Eric - Rhythm Guitar
Phipps - Lead Guitar
Teri - Drums
Zooki - Vocals
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226