Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tiger Sex at the Griffin (DTLV Music)

Tiger Sex at the Griffin 10/9/13 by Shane Jackson (DTLV Music)

One of my favorite spots to go get my weekend freak on Downtown is the Griffin.  The bar’s front room is classy and inviting, while the floor area in the back is perfect for dancing all night long to a DJ.  However, until seeing Tiger Sex there on October 9th, I had never seen a live band perform in the space.  Having been told in the past by Rusty Maples’ Dewane brothers that the acoustics in the Griffin’s back room aren’t exactly conducive to live band setups, I was a bit apprehensive going into the show.  Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sound, and my only advice to future Griffin show-goers is to bring earplugs!
Tiger Sex is a local garage rock/proto-punk band led by charismatic vocalist Kelly TigerSex.  Prior to the show, I watched the band’s music video for “Prostitution,” so I knew I was in for some hard-hitting, erotically charged punk music.  What I didn’t know was just how much the provocative lead singer’s live performance would enthrall me.  Wearing only tight black pants and a black bra for most of the show, TigerSex prowled around the room like an apex predator in heat.  She seductively gyrated on her microphone stand like a beckoning stripper, but some primal fear inside of me told me that if I got too close, she’d tear out my throat and feed me to her tiger kittens.  Channeling more animals than just tigers, the band could easily be called “Doberman Sex,” as TigerSex barks her vocals with the ferocity of a junkyard dog.  Further contributing to the canine comparison was the studded collar adorning her neck, and the band even performed a cover of the Stooge’s 1969 classic, “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”
Though TigerSex is clearly the focal point, her appeal would diminish without the competent backing of her band mates.  Guitarist Kei is more than just a power-chord pounder; he’s a fiery soloist who can turn a standard 12-bar blues into blistering garage punk gold.  At one point, he was soloing so hard that he broke a string, but that didn’t stop him from plowing ahead at full force and finishing the song.
In all, I was more than impressed by this group of musicians, and I would see them again in a heartbeat.  Hopefully they play more shows Downtown!
http://dtlvmusic.com/2013/10/tiger-sex-griffin/

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tiger Sex - The Dive Bar Oct 11, 2013 (Rich's R'n'R Rants & Raves)

Tiger Sex  - The Dive Oct 11, 2013
Rich's R'n'R Rants & Raves

Anyone who knows me or who has ever read this blog knows that I am a huge fan of local band Tiger Sex and their wild guitarist Kei (formerly of the Tinglerz, another local fave). Kei and Kelly have teamed up and created this punk'n'roll combo that is tearing it up all over Vegas and the west coast.
Joined by powerhouse drummer Chris, they now have a new bassist (didn't catch his name and I don't see it on their FB page - get on that guys!) who isn't quite as maniacally active as their previous 4-string mangler, Brian, but he holds down the fort with Chris so that Kei and Kelly can go crazy! She's not afraid to get down'n'dirty - literally, in this case, as the floor was still a mess from last week's Mapes show! She opened the show in a rather conservative (but cool) suit and literally tore most of it off by the end of the set!
They have several new songs since the last time I saw them and some cool covers, such as the Stooges "TV Eye" and Johnny O'Keefe's "Wild One", by way of Iggy & Joan Jett. As with the best in punk'n'roll, they're not one-dimensional and mix us speeds, rhythms and guitar tones throughout the set, giving us variety while never sacrificing power.

Lovers of Detroit r'n'r, Johnny Thunders and groups like the Hellacopters need to check out these cats and kitten! You won't regret it!

 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

TIGER SEX in Vegas Seven

http://vegasseven.com/2013/09/30/concert-review-tiger-sex/
Check it out this week's VEGAS SEVEN.
It features TIGER SEX live!
Before the band cranked up, someone in the crowd said to a pal: “I love tigers and I love sex, so I think I’m going to love this band.” Tiger Sex is an apt name for the feral, erotic punk quartet from Las Vegas. Singer Kelly Tiger Sex wasn’t a sequined magician’s white Bengal, cage-pampered and waiting for instructions. She was a famished panther, mostly ignoring the stage and prowling the room, ready to eat what she didn’t kill, kill what she didn’t fuck. I was scared of her, and I don’t say that about rock vocalists (except when riding shotgun with Vince Neil).
Tiger Sex grafted the Plasmatics’ raw poetry onto the Stooges’ hell-for-leather guitar-riffing. The songs weren’t a retro trip for vintage vampires, though. The band Montecore’d my ears with gutter-glittering tunes—from guitarist Kei’s wah-wah-pedal frenzy on “My Way” to the street walkin’-cheetah strut of “Prostitution,” bassist Paul French and drummer Chris Moon locking into relentless rhythms. Easily the most exciting rock group—sonically and visually—in Las Vegas right now.  
- See more at: http://vegasseven.com/2013/09/30/concert-review-tiger-sex/#sthash.MdcExweE.dpuf

Saturday, September 14, 2013

"Prostitution"

TIGER SEX - "Prostitution" music video (click this link)

HELLO, whether you read this or not I'm going to talk about the making of our video "Prostitution".
With Kei recording piece by piece of clips of me (Kelly) walking in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, dressed like a cheap prostitute we started forming ideas! 
This kinky, dark song has alot of WAh in it with a deep growl and parts of angelic/devilish leads :) Its very unique in its own way not only how its written but just overall.
So we started with downtown, then we figured since the song has lyrics in it that include prostitutes acting like zombies we instantly were drawn to the idea of inviting people we knew to be a part of this video at one of our gigs and help the darkness spill out.
This video consists of live footage at Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas, Me in my lingerie going crazy, downtown shots of walking corners and a couple mysteries thrown in to match up with the lyrics to make it the story it is!
It was alot of fun and stress but with Kei's brain and my (i dont know) something, we made this video from scratch and it turned out fun, stressful and awesome!
We have such a variety in our music, it ranges all over from 60's 70's with our own sound, So be sure to keep up with our updates and get ready for another video in the near future!

Thanks for reading this Shit.
     TIGER SEX

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Recording

    We recorded this past weekend and BOY was it awesome.  This was a very interesting experience for me considering:

1. I never thought i would sing in a band 

2. I had no idea people would actually like us 

3. Didn't know i can be so fucking crazy, i mean.. i know im crazy but just letting go without thought of action is the most free in my nutty head i can be. 

4. Did Not know i would be recording in a studio, SHIT Yeah! 

Not only was going out of state a blast, i got attacked by red starving aunts with Kei,  drink myself stupid and got to experience the whole studio feel with the most amazing guitar player ive ever heard and a great drummer.. almost old school style, it was as live as it can get but with a tremendous sound for being so live! 

Our studio engineer John was a great help for our band and he is not only patient and professional but also kicks major ass and understands musicians. 

It was a fun smashed up two days with GREAT musicians including my band members and others.  

P.s. Our drummer Chris bought PIZZA, mmmm pizza.

<3 Kelly TigerSex (Bitches)

Culture Of The Senses

By Michael M. Humel

I have seen Tiger Sex play two shows and this night was definitely the better of the two shows. Since the last time I saw the band they got themselves a new bass player. The guitar player Kei’s set that night was shredding. The band has only been in existence for a few months and already they have almost enough material for a first album. The muscle of their music is hard rock and punk with a skeleton of melodies. Kelly TigerSex morphs into a different person when she is on stage. She dances seductively, crawls on the floor, moshes with the audience and uses the microphone stand as a metaphor for sexual innuendo. She has the ability to project her voice in a loud, powerful scream as well as a soft blues whisper. “Monday Morning Blues” an original composition showed more diversity within the band. As the show went on the audience began moshing and the band played more punk. Toward the end of the show they played a cover of “Wanna be your dog” by The Stooges, while Amy Pate lead singer of Candy Warpop walked one of the audience members around on a leash while he was dancing. I liked the way two bands could be interactive within each others show.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

This weekend we are recording! Whether its a short album or a full album, we will have music available for your pleaaaasure~Be sure to keep checking us out for new music, info and sexiness!