SSE Play Pop Up Show

Big thanks to everyone who came out to our pop up show at The Earl in Atlanta, GA! Originally billed as an Amber Taylor solo show, we decided it was the right time to surprise everyone with new songs and players! We are really excited to introduce our new vocalist/keyboardist Ellen Meadows and drummer Shawn Thacker (from The Southern Gothic), and we have more surprises in store soon! Here’s a little clip from the show below. Please like, and share!


SSE Secret Show

A little tease from our secret show in Atlanta the other day

Posted by The Sexual Side Effects on Friday, April 28, 2017

SSE Wins “Best Local Rock Act”

Best of Atlanta 2012 Winner

Atlanta’s beloved alt-weekly, Creative Loafing, announced its Best of Atlanta 2012 picks today, and—holy shit!—we won two awards:

Best Local Rock Act

Best Band Name

Thanks to all the readers who voted for us, especially our SSE Army comrades! Go forth and rock!

We Got Some Play

We got lucky and got some play…radio airplay that is. The SSE is proud to announce that we are in rotation at WBUL University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. So if your in the area tune it in sometime or call in and request The Sexual Side Effects! Also big thanks to WSLR 96.5 FM in Sarasota who has also been showing some love and put us in rotation! We love you Florida! <3

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The SSE at the 2012 Harvey Milk Festival in Sarasota, FL

The 2012 Harvey Milk Festival

TThe 2012 Harvey Milk Festivalhe 3rd Annual Harvey Milk Festival (HMF) will take place in Five Points Park, located in the historic downtown district of Sarasota, Florida from May 10th-12th, 2012. The festival’s mission is to promote emerging artists in music, art, and film, raising awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality.

Admission is free.

HMF is held in honor of the late Harvey Milk, an American equal rights activist and politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to a public office.

Founder and HMF Board President Shannon Fortner believes this year’s lineup will continue the tradition of celebrating artists who foster equality, earning the festival a national reputation for discovering new talent.

The 2012 HMF headliner is Breton. Hailing from the UK, Breton is comprised of filmmakers and musicians who create edgy cinematic live performances to compliment its dubstep/electro-house sound. The Guardian tagged Breton as ‘the multimedia Massive Attack.’ In March 2012, the band’s debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ debuted in the top 5 the Amazon UK charts. The album released in the US on April 3rd.

Co-headliners include Minneapolis minimal synth-pop trio CLAPS and Sarasota locals MeteorEYES.

Other musicians scheduled to appear include The August Name, The Pauses, The Sexual Side Effects, Cassolette, HenryHenryHenry!, Elysian Sex Drive, The Northwest, The Send Offs, and (the) Umbrella Cult.

At the opening ceremony, Artist John Baden of San Francisco, California will present a special paint on wood art piece to the festival and the city. Sarasota Mayor Suzanne Atwell and Sarasota City Commissioner Carolyn Mason plan to attend, reading the city’s proclamation.

The official after party for the music portion of the festival will be held at Throb Nightclub. The special guest performer will be DiDa Ritz from RuPaul’s Drag Race. The five-dollar cover will be donated to the festival for any attendee wearing an official HMF bracelet.

On May 10th, HMF will host a screening of the music documentary Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel at the Selby Public Library. The film, which includes never-before-seen footage of Kurt Cobain, depicts the gripping true-life story of Hole drummer Patty Schemel’s battle with drug addiction at the height of the band’s fame. A reception for the film will take place at The Ivory Lounge following the screening.
On May 11th, ‘The Silent T’ Art Opening will be held at The Ivory Lounge, presenting work from local and national artists on the theme of equality. The band Sons of Hippiesis set to

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The Festival’s Board of Directors includes President Shannon Fortner, Vice-President Turner Moore, Secretary Elisha Cash, Treasurer Matt Rogers, and Board Director Jen O’Connor.

Radio: The SSE On Florida’s Indie-Licious WSLR 96.5

On Tuesday May 1st if you’re in the Sarasota/Tampa/St. Pete area tune in to WSLR 96.5 at 9:00pm for the Indie-Licious radio show with hosts Sheila Siegel and Ed Midler. They will be featuring our music along with others for the Harvey Music Festival that we will be appearing at on May 12th in Sarasota. We may even call in to the radio show and talk for a little bit.

Join Sarasota Music Scene and Sarasota Guitar Company On the Next Show Tuesday May 1st on Indie-Licious songs by The Pauses, CLAPS, The August Name, BRETON, MeteorEyes, Elysian Sex Drive, The Send Offs, The Umbrella Cult, Cassollette, HENRY HENRY HENRY and The Sexual Side Effects all bands appearing May 12

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