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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 

Raining Jane Interview & Performance Review - Houston, TX

Performance Review by Amber Dawn

Raining Jane
http://www.rainingjane.com/
http://www.myspace.com/rainingjane

I had the pleasure of seeing Raining Jane open for Sara Bareilles on October 23 at the House of Blues in Houston. They have a refreshing sound that blends vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars with a pleasing pop sensibility. Their 'drummer', Mona Tavakoli, played a cajon instead of a traditional drum set. It was an awesome change from the norm to hear a different form of percussion and watching her animated playing style was fun. Becky plays bass but took a two song break to play the sitar…in fact, my favorite moment in the show was when they played a song that will be on their new album called "Brown Town". Mai and Chaska both play guitar and sing. That dynamic really kept the entire set fresh and enjoyable.

After the show I held the camera while Madalyn Sklar of GoGirlsMusic.com interviewed the band (minus Mai who was working their merch booth). The girls were really funny! Make sure you take the time to watch Madalyn's interview below.

I had never heard of Raining Jane until I saw them live. After their set I will definitely take the time to see them again any time they come through town. R.J. is a band worth hearing!

Backstage interview with Becky, Mona and Chaska of Raining Jane:



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Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach & consultant, blogger, social networks expert and author. She has spent over 12 years helping independent musicians and music business professionals achieve greater success. Her motto is: working smarter not harder. She also founded GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest + largest online community of indie women musicians.

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Amber Dawn is a talented singer/songwriter that performs and publishes under the name 71 Stars. An active member of the Texas music scene and a GoGirls Elite member, she has performed at many venues including Warehouse Live and Hard Rock Cafe. She is currently in negotiations to record her first full length cd in early 2009. http://www.myspace.com/71stars

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Sounds like a great show! Mona actually played cajon on one of my favorite artist's album, Amy Kuney's "Bird's Eye View"...I think it was for the song "Under My Bed." Amy's got a style similar to Sara...what a small world :)

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