Like any sensible girl in the 1970s and beyond, Cait Brennan grew up having night terrors about "Little House On The Prairie"'s own Nellie Oleson, the meanest mean girl in all of the meangirliverse. This Friday, July 7, we'll see if she's got what it takes as Cait squares off for a no holds barred con kickoff Q&A with the mighty Alison Arngrim, the actress who brought Nellie to life! It's the beginning of a very full weekend of events at O Comic Con at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Cait will be playing two concerts, hosting the unofficial kickoff session and leading a screenwriting panel/seminar on creating great characters for the big (and small) screen! So many great guests at O Comic Con this year and we're thrilled to be a part of it.
The multitalented Jason Patrick Woodbury talked to Cait about Third, her real feelings about Caitiebots, insufficiently empathetic apologies and where she really stands re His Lordship Benedict Fancypants Cumberbatch in the July 2017 issue of PHOENIX magazine, which is on newsstands now, and, lucky us, also available online here. Thank you Jason and PHOENIX magazine!
Our friends at Omnivore are having a holiday sale July 4-6; get any and all Omnivore CD and vinyl and take five bucks off each title! We personally tend to recommend Cait Brennan's THIRD but with Omnivore you kind of can't go wrong, so load up. Sale ends 7/6 and does not include preorders. Visit www.omnivorerecordings.com to get the goods!
"Earlier this year, the 47-year-old singer-songwriter released Debutante, which is as powerful a debut as any in recent memory. If you combined Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, Rhodes, and a touch of Jane Wiedlin into one person, you’d have Brennan, whose sound identifies clearly with the most timeless and idiosyncratic songwriters in rock & roll," writes LA Weekly Music's Tom Reardon in a wonderful interview/profile out this morning in advance of Cait's show at International Pop Overthrow LA Saturday 7/30 at Molly Malone's. Read the article and please like/share! Thank you Tom and LA Weekly!
"Debutante, a sparkling album produced by Cait Brennan and Fernando Perdomo, is right up there with the great “drenched in blood, sweat & tears, leave everything on the table, conquer the world” albums like Against Me’s New Wave, Guns & Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Green Day’s American Idiot and Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish."
"...the glorious, Debutante...from the crashing Pop thunder of “Good Morning And Goodnight” (think a desperate Harry Nilsson backed by a punkish ELO), to the White Album-era ballad of “Dear Arthur,” to the forlorn, Bowie-esque beauty of “Showman,” Debutante depicts an artist remarkably conversant with the last forty years of Pop, who is able to blend her influences and obsessions into one glimmering musical gem after another.
"Now that we have lost that glorious weirdo, David Bowie, it’s also nice to know that a new one, Cait Brennan, is hovering into view...Which feels like a bit of solace for those of us who felt Bowie’s loss so keenly. In other words, it’s nice to have a new songwriter out there, who is so … out there!" --Peter Gerstenzang, American Songwriter magazine, 2016-01-25
Debutante is one hell of a debut album. From the high fructose, upbeat balladry of “Once Upon A Nevermind” to the rich and soulful “Showman” (as a quick aside, you just don’t hear the word “defibrillators” enough in lyrics), Cait Brennan has made a glimmering record full of heart and hope and harmony. It’s a timeless album; joyful, clever, and wonderful. You owe it to yourself to hear her. - See more at: http://popshifter.com/2016-01-22/music-review-cait-brennan-debutante/#sthash.UbnDiFBl.rBszjRgD.dpuf