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"Violent Vickie takes to the stage and brings a different kind of energy.  The L.A. based artist, who has a Pseudonym worthy of a punk princess, toys with the audience, casually inviting people up on stage to play the drums.  Cupping the microphone to her lips she declares; “If anyone wants to go-go dance, feel free!”
Soft, sensual, feminine vocals clash against uncompromising beats and provocative lyrics which are sometimes cynical, but all delivered in a seamless blend of electro pop.  It’s hot and humid upstairs.  The atmosphere is palpable.  “This might be one of those shows where I have to take my shirt off,” Vickie informs the delighted crowd who erupt into emphatic cheers moments before she launches into the seductive ‘Come and Run’.  The song’s powerful, raw, yet playful narrative is reminiscent of electro icon Peaches.  “This is a song about a bad sex experience,” she purrs.  The audience are then treated to the deliciously hedonistic ‘Drugs’, the playfully narcissistic ‘No Me, No Mine, No I’ and the thought-provoking ‘Control’, which holds a cynical mirror up to the Pharmaceutical industry.  As everything leads up to the final song, ‘Lies’, Vickie’s vocals reverberate around the venue and leave the audience breathlessly wanting more."
-Darren Davies and Louise Khatir, The Girls Are (Aug 5, 2012)

"Do you like electro-punk, multimedia projections, drum machines, dancing, violence, queers, queer activism, no wave, new wave, Le Tigre, Lady Gaga, Glass Candy, Miss Kitten, real kittens, poetry, lipstick, spandex, baby-doll dresses, heels, sparkles, combat boots, the color pink, drugs, or feminism? If you've said yes to two or more of these, then you should probably go to this show by these two new electro artists from San Francisco. "
-KELLY O., Seattle Stranger (Aug 16, 2012)

"featured artist on ReverbNation" 
ReverbNation (Mar 05, 2012) 


"Violent Vickie shows incorporate energetic, psychedelic visuals that complement the content of the music. " 
Dejan, Analogik (Feb 29, 2012) 


"KDVS interview & show" 
Brandon Walsh, KDVS (Jan 11, 2012) 


"Violent Vickie beats up your eardrums with a danceable, electro-punk sound. " 
Tony DuShane, San Francisco Chronicle (Dec 22, 2011) 


"KALX 90.7 Interview" 
Fernando Lopez, KALX (Nov 30, 2011) 


"Radio Valencia Interview" 
Rick Abruzzo, Radio Valencia (Sep 01, 2011) 


"Violent Vickie ropes in all the senses with its art, mashing electronic creativity with punk rock ethos and then adding to the equation through slide projections or digital imagery displayed behind the band. It's a site to see, hear and behold. It's hard to envision Violent Vickie not being well received when they hit Oly Friday. " 
Matt Driscoll, Weekly Volcano (Jul 20, 2011) 


"The two-piece, Berkeley-based electronica act (Vickie and Cat, FYI), who recently played at Santa Cruz Pride, brings its multimedia spectacle to the Record Room tonight. Count on visual projections (slide projections of “creepy kittens,” high school portraits and dildos, anyone?), electronic tracks and live instrumentation, along with a healthy dose of riot grrrl attitude. Fans of Glass Candy, Miss Kittin and Le Tigre should check ‘em out. " 
Amanda Schurr, Just Out (Jul 26, 2011) 

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