Lysa Flores | The Making of a Trophy Grrrl!

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The Making of a Trophy Grrrl!

by Lysa Flores

Chicana activist-songstress delivers her second kick-ass CD. Feminist Rock at it's best- Los Angeles Times
Genre: Pop: with Live-band Production
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1. Novia
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2. Attachments
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3. The Damaged Ones
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4. I won't forget u
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5. Birthday
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6. En Que Te Falte
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7. Light Among Shadows
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8. Let Me Know
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9. Trophy Grrrl
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10. Julia Medici
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11. Amancer
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12. Crutch
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Lysa Flores / Vocals & Guitars
D.J. Bonebrake / Drums & Percussion
Dave Green/ Guitars
Dave Jones/ Bass

Lysa Flores was born and raised in East Los Angeles, a first generation Mexican-American, and has been a pioneer in the Chicana alternative scene since her teens. She was named by Newsweek as one of 20 young Latinos to watch in the new millennium and was featured in John F. Kennedy's "George" magazine.

Lysa has supported many cultural and community causes and her list of benefit concerts include performances for the homeless, education, the environment and the Zapatista struggle.

She has been a member of legendary performance-artist El Vez's band since 1996, traveling across the globe to crowds of up to 100,000 people. As a solo artist, she has opened for the likes of Los Lobos, John Doe of L.A.'s legendary punk-band "X", Green Day, Victoria Williams, and Mexico's leading rock group, the Jaguares.

Lysa has also joined L.A. punk pioneer Alice Bag to form Stay At Home Bomb in 2003. The idea for Stay at home bomb grew out of Alice's and Lysa's boredom with the state of music and the inability to keep a tidy home. Stay At Home Bomb's debut release is due out in April 2004 on Dionysus Records.

Yet Lysa's talents are not confined to music. In 1997, she landed a starring role in the critically acclaimed indie-film Star Maps --a favorite at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival-- and, for this, earned a Best Debut Performance nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards. She also served as the film's musical director (which was the first feature film to utilize a track by folk cult-hero Nick Drake), as well as producing the soundtrack for Geffen Records

Additionally, she's appeared in the film "Menace" (1999), was musical director for the film "Blink of an Eye" that same year , had a recurring guest-starring role on the popular telemundo novela "Reyes Y Rey", and was the lead for the sold-out Hollywood theater production of "The Furthest Room" , a play based on her songs. She runs her own record label "Bring Your Love" which has released her bilingual, street-smart , but literate, folk-punk-- "Tree of Hope" (1998) and roc en espanol artists Los Tijuana Bibles "Women are from Venus Men are from Mexico."(2002)

Lysa's follow up CD titled "The Making of a Trophy Grrl" is due out this year(2004).


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javier

the leading Chicana voice in America
Lysa Flores is the real deal. This record soars where other female songwriters fall short. Her second CD shows tremednous growth with narratives that illuminate the Mexican-American experience as well as the universal struggles of a young woman maturing
in an age of unstable identity-- gender, cultural, and otherwise.

Nicol

Amazing energy and voice
I saw Lysa at a show last year and have been awaiting her new CD since then. She is an amazing artist with a velvet-smooth voice that entices the listener closer and then blasts a message into the air. I am soulfully satisfied!!

Fran

Been a long time since I've heard anything this good!
I was looking for a gift for my daughter, and browsed the "sounds like artist" under Shakira. I'm glad it worked out that way, but really, Shakira's got nothin' on the Trophy Grrrl! I hated to give the CD up, but will order another one immediately. Finally, my daughter gets exposed to music with substance. This CD should be on the top of everyone's charts.

Don Palabraz

A worthy effort
This is a great album by Lysa Flores. It offers a different sound from her last effort, Tree of Hope. "Novia" is what an album's first track should be; alluring. "Birthday" showcases Lysa's amazing voice especially at the outro of the song. "Amanecer" was a song I heard on PBS on a high school docu-show; the album version is good. There isn't enough great things to say about this collection. Quetzal Flores of Quetzal adds to the sonic landscape on "Attachments" by playing some jarocho. "Julia Medici" is classic feminist rock with great lyrics. In short, if you don't have this album yet, get it. It's a worthy effort by a star of independent music. Rock on Lysa.

melissa

shocked and happy
i really like it, it sounds different.

Vanessa

It's Great!!!!!!!!!!!!
I found out about Lysa Flores by pure accident, just surfing the net. Her CD was so great I order the first one she came out with. For all those Latinas who love rock/punk/folk bure are sick of only seeing white women singing it. Give her a try, you will not be sorry.