The Los Angeles-based pop/punk outfit, Maxitit, seemed to droop somewhat last year after they helped found the All Girl Rock Odyssey, a network of girl bands dedicated to saving the world through rock music. Had they been lured by sirens to disappear for a decade? Hardly, for, as the name alone implies, one should always expect something bigger from a band called Maxitit.
True to form, Maxitit the Bad Kitty Posse, the official name for four women plus their two back up singers and dancers, the Maxichicks, recently performed with hot rockers, the Cliks, and they report to be in the process of recording new music after securing an awesome guitarist. They were also featured in Manhattan Minutiae, a “multi-sexual romantic comedy” film about life and love among hipsters in New York City’s downtown rock and roll scene. Well, better them than Woody Allen.
Those unfamiliar with performances by Maxitit, who describe their stage antics as “Stepford Wives in reverse,” should imagine a sonic wedding of L7 and the Spice Girls, that is, if same-sex marriage were legal in California. Try their outwardly angry tunes like “You Suck” and “No Mittens” over more introspective, rockabilly-esqe numbers like “Extreme Addictions.”
Ever ready to lend support, tonight Maxitit joins other thoughtful artists in Los Angeles for the second annual HoMosaic, billed as the city’s only music festival highlighting LGBT artists. Also scheduled to appear are electro-pop duo Swivel, transman rapper Katastrophe, and faves Girl in a Coma, who will headline. The event, held at the super Dragonfly venue, benefits the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Youth Services program.