Sunday, December 28, 2014

These girls rock!

Graduation time for South Jersey's all-female rock band

These girls rock!

Short Lived Affair, the all-female rock band from South Jersey I wrote about last spring, is getting ready to graduate from high school -- and into the big time.

Their first EP, "Catapultastrophe," was released March 18; their new music video, "Cliffhanger," is on YouTube; and the pop-punk quartet is rehearsing for another shot at the Bamboozle competition. They will play a qualifying gig at Asbury Park's famed Stone Pony on April 14.

The bandmates live in Marlton and are all seniors at Cherokee  High School. They are: Taylor Coigne, bassist, 18; Monica Kelly, lead singer, 18; Kaitlyn Young, guitarist,  18; and Rachel Visitacion, drummer, 17.

"The girls are also entered in the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Vans Warp Tour," Taylor's mom, Valerie, tells me, adding that conintuing live performances -- including shows for charity -- on Philly and South Jersey stages have enhanced their live act.

Short Lived Affair also has reached new fans through Facebook and other social media platforms. And if "Cliffhanger" is any indication, they've been having a blast, too.

Kevin Riordan Inquirer Columnist
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