Stars Without Makeup
In this age of cookie-cutter pop stars who are plucked, styled and auto-tuned to bland perfection, somewhere in a studio apartment overlooking the Cross-Bronx Expressway is a singer-songwriter working to subvert the current music paradigm. Using stream-of-consciousness poetry over beefy guitar riffs, Pascale's songs invoke the collective urban consciousness: East Side tenements, dirty glamour, CBGBs, Patti Smith, post-punk-new-wave, three chords and the truth. Back in the olden days when there were more groupies than girl guitarists, Pascale Jean-Louis started taking guitar lessons from a classmate who charged her $5.00 and a case of strawberry wine coolers. Many lessons and wine coolers later, Pascale still couldn't figure out how to play the intro to "Crazy Train," but armed with three chords and some rants scrawled on a Dunkin Donuts napkin, she was ready to embark on a rock n'roll journey. Pascale founded the indie rock groups Eyelash in 2002 and Diabolique in 2005. Diabolique's debut CD, "The Uses of Disorder," received airplay on college radio stations throughout the U.S. and their single "Indie Boy" was featured on the world-famous KROQ in Los Angeles. Pascale is scheduled is release her first solo EP, "Stars without makeup," in November 2010. You can also find her touring with her bands Diabolique and Eyelash throughout the East Coast.