Allyssa Lowe is the lead singer of The Atomic Tanlines
from Denton, Texas. We met about a month ago in New Orleans during
Endless Gaycation Queer Music & Arts Festival.
Normally, The Atomic
Tanlines are a five piece band, but due to unforeseen circumstances,
only two could make it. The night before the show, Ally and her
bandmate Pablo wrote an entire set from scratch and pulled it off live
the very next day without a hitch.
Ally is a fearless front-woman whose
performance recalls the original days of punk rock–confrontational,
chaotic and charismatic all at once.
In this interview we talk about
The Atomic Tanlines, band & scene politics, punk, feminism, DIY and
how Bad Brains helped her get her start as a black teenage punk rocker.