The Atlanta-based quartet The Sexual Side Effects defy easy categorization, seamlessly combining elements of ‘80s post-punk and New Wave with modern pop and indie, served with a healthy splash of space-rock psychedelia, but the band’s overriding focus is clear: bringing their haunting and majestic brand of music to the masses. They joined us for our 5GB series.
Kool Kat of the Week: The Sexual Side Effects Are on a Mission to Rock Your World: Amber Taylor on Growing Beyond Glam and Throwing a Franken-Party to Remember Friday Jan. 25!
Andy Warhol would have approved of the Sexual Side Effects‘ Franken-Party this Friday Jan. 25 at the Drunken Unicorn. A rock ‘n’ roll fantasy collides with an art show. The crowd is scantily but fabulously dressed, clothes replaced by body paint. Go-go dancers twist and shake in Nancy Sinatra boots as multi-colored lights sweep across the dance floor. The epic extravaganza launches SSE’s Franken-Tour across the Southeast and Texas and also boasts Sarasota, Florida’s MeteorEYES, who are on their Winter Migration Tour, and self-proclaimed Atlanta nerd-rock band Go! Robo! Go!
Local indie rockers the Sexual Side Effects play a tour kick-off with nerd-pop band Go, Robo, Go! and electro rockers MeteorEYES. Body painting, go-go dancers, and more round out this monstrous affair.
— Jonathan Williams
Ladies can rock out to the tunes of local favorites Waking Giants, Shut Up Lita, and The Sexual Side Effects tonight at the Local 662 in St. Pete. Meagan towers emcees and the lovely Amarie will provide a sizzling burlesque performance. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover is $5 until 9 p.m. and $8 after that.
The concert was held at Will’s Pub in Orlando, Florida on December 5, 2012 and put on by Jabberbox productions. The opener of the night was Geri X, a band from St. Petersburg, Florida. Geri is a vocalist that plays … read more
If you thought female grunge was dead, think again. The Sexual Side Effects put a fresh spin on the chick rock movement started by the likes of Courtney Love and Shirley Manson in the ’90s. The band’s debut EP High Maintenance features the hauntingly complex ballad “Aurora,” as well as the single “I’m In Love With A Girl (But She Used To Be A Man),” which offers a comical tone while maintaining the haunting melodies and slow, deep bass that define The Sexual Side Effects sound.
Check out the photos: http://www.atlantamusicguide.com/2012/09/18/picture-book-hunter-valentine-sexual-side-effects-vyie-drunken-unicorn-september-13th/
in Connect Savannah by Bill DeYoung
Influenced by post–punk heroes like the Smiths and the Jesus & Mary Chain, Atlanta’s Amber Taylor put the Sexual Side Effects together about two years ago. She’s been a solo performer for a long time, and fronted several bands … and with the right people, she says, she found “the perfect storm” in the current lineup.
The Sexual Side Effects – High Maintenance Voici une autre découverte Bandcamp pour les amateurs de rock. The Sexual Side Effects est un quatuor américain dont les membres sont : Amber Taylor : Chant, Guitare, Piano Matt Foster : Guitar … read more
in The GA Voice
Amber wins Best of Atlanta: Best Musician! – It’s been a huge year for Amber Taylor and the Sexual Side Effects – where she is the lead singer and guitarist — and her work has not gone unnoticed. Besides numerous local gigs, Amber and company debuted the video of their first single, “All She’ll Ever Hurt.” Dylan Michael placed second and Amy Andrews of The Lovely Drifters was in third.
Fiery female trio Girl in a Coma melds the power of earlier punk styles with new-millennium attitude and style. And they’re signed to Joan Jett’s label, Blackheart Records. Imagine the Smiths (the band takes its name from that band’s ’80s classic “Girlfriend in a Coma”) and Siouxsie and the Banshees fed through the Pixies punk shredder. And if you haven’t jumped on board the Sexual Side Effects bandwagon yet, now’s the time…
The dreamy indie rock sound of San Antonio’s Girl in a Coma recalls late ’80s shoegaze and mid-’90s alterna-rock. Known for its energetic performances, the band comes to Atlanta with the Honorable South, whose soulful rocking sound is fueled by early R&B influences. Hot off their Texas tour, the Sexual Side Effects look to keep their fire burning with this homecoming performance.
in Target Audience Magazine by Ellen Eldridge
Their flowery yet powerful music has gained the attention of many music greats like Joan Jett and Morissey. The all girl trio Girl In A Coma will be wide awake and ready for your attention on July 7 at The Earl. With GA Music Awards winner The Sexual Side Effects
Atlanta’s Sexual Side Effects lit up the Elysium in Texas the other night. Apparently, in the middle of the band’s set, an amp caught on fire and flames quickly spread to some curtains in the venue. Here is frontwoman Amber … read more
See many more events this weekend in the Houston Press‘ 2012 Pride Guide. Second Lovers on Facebook Second Lovers This Saturday, the streets around Westheimer and Montrose will be swamped with people for the 34th annual Houston LGBT Pride Celebration, … read more
Since their inception just over a year ago, The Sexual Side Effects have been on fire. They’ve not only headlined one of Atlanta’s biggest street festivals, the East Atlanta Strut, but they’ve also sold out numerous club shows, staged their … read more
Last weekend it was the Inaugural for the Georgia Music Awards held at Buckhead Theatre! It was filled with musicians,artists,rappers,folk singers just all kinds of genres of music! My friend Leighala J put this event on with the help of … read more
in Atlanta Music Guide by Ellen Eldridge
Review and photos by Ellen Eldridge After a rousing rock performance by Blind By Sight, the band that later won the award for Best Alternative Band, Georgia Music Awards co-founder Christi Chambers welcomed the audience of the Buckhead Theatre to … read more
Pride Houston 2012 official events I’m Beautiful Damnit: Tribute to Bette Midler featuring the Gay Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus of Houston. The final four Pride Superstar contestants will also perform, and audience votes will determine who moves on to … read more
Saturday at the Harvey Milk Festival … where do I begin? With the stellar musical line-up? With the diversity of the never-thinning crowd? With the vibe of overwhelming positivity? With the amazing location in Five Points Park — “amazing” not only for its centrality and loveliness, but for the fact that an event like this one happened there at all?
The Backstage Beat met with Peter and Zia of The Dandy Warhols when they were in town at the Masquerade. This time we spoke to them, we had a guest interviewer. Amber Taylor is lead singer/ guitarist for a local Atlanta band named The Sexual Side Effects. Watch …
For this upcoming Texas outbreak, The Side Effects have run away with the counterculture collective known as the Revolution Circus! With the added carnie camp of the Revolution Circus’ jugglers, dancers and other performers, The SSE will be more than ready to take on the expected crowd of 60,000 that will be awaiting at the main stage of the Houston Pride Festival, where the band will be opening for Sarah Golden from NBC’s The Voice. And upon the band’s return to Atlanta, Amber and her boys will be hosting Texas band Girl in a Coma, sharing a bill at the EARL.
A Golden Pride performance: (courtesy photo) Diversity is the oft-repeated buzzword when talking Pride events. This year, it also sums up the local soundtrack. Dance, rock and folk acts highlight the 34th annual Houston LGBT Pride Celebration, June 23 throughout … read more
Read What the Nominated Artists of the Georgia Music Awards Have to Say – Showcases Leading up to June 16 Main Event at Buckhead Theatre
in Atlanta Music Guide by Ellen Eldridge
The Georgia Music Awards brings recognition to the hard-working artists and bands in the local area – artists who remain dedicated to self-promotion and who rally fans to support the scene. The categories represent a cross section of genres to … read more
in Stomp and Stammer by Jeff Clark
It would be understandable to expect The Sexual Side Effects to be a lot more outrageous than they are, especially when one of their songs is provocatively titled “I’m in Love With a Girl (But She Used to Be a Man).” But there’s no camp or confrontation on their EP High Maintenance …
A multi-media party featuring dancing girls, Dollface fashion and live music as hosted by funk-percussive, groove-tronic rock tribe, Elysian Sex Drive. They’re joined by two other musical acts – Clearwater’s The Proper Crooks, a languidly melodic rock trio with a … read more