Now that the world-premiere rock musical Girlfriend has extended its run through May 16 at Berkeley Rep, we invite you to take a sneak peek at the show. The show, starring Jason Hite (pictured above at left) and Ryder Bach), features songs from Matthew Sweet's classic album Girlfriend as well as a couple songs from Matthew's Altered Beast and 100% Fun.
News flash! Jason, Ryder, and the band will perform songs from the show this Saturday (May 1) on West Coast Live. The show begins at 10 a.m. on NPR stations including KALW 91.7 FM. The show is being broadcast from Freight & Salvage Coffee House, just across Addison Street from Berkeley Rep.
There are so many great things about the Girlfriend, but we have to give a special shout out to the four women in the onstage band. Music director Julie Wolf (who also plays rhythm guitar and keyboard and provides backup vocals) has collaborated and toured with the likes of the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, and Sia, among many others. Lead guitar and backing vocalist Shelley Doty has several bands, including Clair, Shelley Doty X-tet, and Sistas in the Pit. Bassist Jean DuSablon is in Clair as well, and drummer ieela Grant founded Sistas in the Pit, one of the Bay Area's great power trios.
You don't really see the amazing women of the band in this video, but you can hear them! Enjoy.
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