Three chords can change the world...or at least make it more interesting
This was my simple hope when I found punk rock at 13 and, a few years later, started an all-girl band called "Ballroom Burlesque." It was not glamorous. We played backyard gigs in and around L.A.'s rowdy South Bay scene. I was hooked. I'm still hooked.
I dedicate this blog to anyone who has mustered the courage to get up on stage, and to those smart enough to avoid it.
Hayley "Crusher" Cain believes in the power of lipstick and distortion. She's proudly shared the stage with punk legends that she grew up idolizing, like FLAG (members of Black Flag), Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Agent Orange, and The Weirdos.
She is founder, frontwoman, and guitarist of soda pop punk band Hayley and the Crushers of San Luis Obispo, CA. She is currently playing shows across the West Coast in support of her latest full length album, Jewel Case, released Oct. 2016 on Portland label Lost State Records. The album is the second for Hayley and the Crushers, which self produced an EP, Gidget's Revenge, in April 2016. The band is currently working on its third release, slated for summer 2017.
Hayley also produces Sparkle and Destroy podcast, a show for girls and nasty women who make noisy, vibrant art under Trump. She is founder of San Luis Obispo's scrappiest DIY art zine, Swap! and played lead guitar Magazine Dirty for five years before forming Hayley and the Crushers. She has also played banjo and guitar in country bands Tarweed Two and the Two-Time Boys and Red Eye Junction. Hayley works as a freelance writer and resides in San Luis Obispo, CA with her two rat dogs, two feminist chickens, and bandmate/lover/road dawg Dr. Reid Cain, Esquire, purveyor of fine comics and games at Dr. Cain's Comics in downtown SLO. ; )