August marks the long anticipated release of Jean Caffeine’s new full length release Geckos In The Elevator!
Jean is certainly no stranger to the stage or stereo. She drummed for 70’s SF all girl band The Urge and NYC 15-minutes-of-famers Pulsallama, who were known for chanting, cardboard props and rhythmic cacophony.
Jean went on to front her own “y’allternative country” band Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop out of Austin, TX in the 90s. Jean is touted as having the first SXSW day party, one of which featured R.L. Burnside playin’ on her back porch accompanied by her dog Pee Wee.
The 21st century finds Jean on a more singer/songwriter tack, adding pop, and folk n’roll into the mix. Previous releases include Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop, Knocked Down 7 Times, Got up 8, and Idee Fixe.
Jean in also a visual artist and has exhibited work in the US and Canada. She was one of the animators in Richard Linklater’s Waking Life and if you look carefully you can see her in Linklater’s movie, Slacker.
Jean Caffeine – “Hey Austin”