"Geeta Dalal Simons, Christine Weiser, and Jo-Ann Rogan were fixtures of Philly's 90's rock scene. All three women had children, and put rock-and-roll aside, but they realized they couldn't keep their gear stashed away any longer."
Dan Drago interviews two punk rock musicians from Philly's rough-and-tumble 90s scene, Geeta Simons and Christine Weiser, to talk guitars, growing up, the fun and challenges of making music now, and of the ever-pressing "balance" of being moms that rock (both literally and figuratively).
The band RunHideFight (Geeta Dalal Simons, Christine Weiser, Brother JT, Jon Kois) stopped by to talk about how the group formed, motherhood, songwriting, guitars, musical influences, and some very personal life experiences that inspired some of their songs.
To watch Geeta Dalal Simons of RunHideFight shred on a double-neck guitar while Brother JT backs on guitar, Christine Weiser backs on bass and Jon Kois brings it home on percussion is a thing of garage rock beauty.
"Simons debuts her band and her custom-made checkerboard double-neck 24 string (12 electric neck/ 12 electric sitar neck) Chris DiPinto guitar in an opening slot for the legendary Pere Ubu at Johnny Brenda’s on November 14."
RunHideFight singer/guitarist Geeta Simons has been at it since the 90s, and with her double-necked guitar and endlessly powerful sound, the longtime scene fixture has no intention of ever slowing down.
The riffs, the call and response/harmonies, and the fun, dirty, garage rock sound ... it's all there, plus more. Any of the tracks over at their Soundcloud page are delightful, but I picked this one because I really love the vocals (lead and background) and the slightly sinister 60s sound.
"Geeta Dalal is both a bona fide, badass rock and roller AND a stay-at-home Mom. After roughly 13 years off from performing, writing about music and producing content for public radio, Geeta couldn’t resist returning to her axe (and not just any axe: she plays a custom-made checkerboard double-neck 24 string guitar). She now helms the Philly-based RunHideFight."
Here are some possibly awesome shows happening in the next 7 days you may be into. I'm particularly pumped for Coping Skills, I Think Like Midnight, and RunHideFight this weekend. But next week looks good too.
RunHideFight's show with Pere Ubu is listed in The Philadelphia Inquirer's recommended "things to do" in Philly.