Juliette Lake Lewis is an American actress and singer known for her portrayals of offbeat characters in films with dark themes. She began her career with small television roles in the late 1980s. In 1991 she received acclaim for her performance in Cape Fear, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, she has since appeared in films such as Kalifornia. Lewis received an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the HBO film Hysterical Blindness, her subsequent television work has included series such as The Firm, Wayward Pines, Secrets and Lies. In 2004, Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band Juliette and the Licks, she has since embarked on a solo career. Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California to actor Geoffrey Lewis and his second wife, Glenis Batley, a graphic designer, she has eight siblings: brothers Lightfield, Peter and Matthew. Lewis' first on-screen appearance was an uncredited bit part in Bronco Billy, which starred her father.
She appeared in The Wonder Years as Wayne's girlfriend in Episodes 24, 34 and 36. She played Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Lewis first garnered international attention and acclaim in 1991 with her turn as Danielle Bowden in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Over the next few years, she appeared in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives, Peter Medak's Romeo Is Bleeding, opposite Brad Pitt in Kalifornia. In 1993, she acted alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp in the drama film What's Eating Gilbert Grape, she played Mallory Knox in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. She played a rock singer in the film Strange Days, doing her own singing on covers of two songs written by PJ Harvey, she received an Emmy nomination for her performance in Hysterical Blindness in 2003. She appeared in the HIM music video for "Buried Alive By Love" in 2003, she appeared in the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch, playing the role of Kitty, as Reese Feldman's girlfriend.
Lewis appeared in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, providing the voice of "Juliette", the host of fictional radio station "Radio Broker"'. She appeared in a Gap commercial in which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of the song "Digital Love", she appeared in the Jan Kounen film Renegade with Vincent Cassel. In 2012 she starred in the short-lived series The Firm, on NBC as Tammy, assistant to lead character Mitch McDeere. Secrets & Lies 2015 TV Series She reprised her role as Audrey Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family. In 2015, she had a small role in the television series Wayward Pines, a psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan. Lewis will appear in the premiere season of The Conners as Blue, girlfriend of Darlene Conner's ex-husband David Healy. Lewis launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading American rock band Juliette and the Licks until 2009 when she went solo and released the album entitled Terra Incognita.
Lewis features on the track "Bad Brother" by the band The Infidels, from The Crow: Salvation Soundtrack album, released on April 2000. Lewis has appeared on three tracks by electronic music group The Prodigy's 2004 CD Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. In 2006, Blender magazine included her in their hottest women of rock music list. In 2009, Lewis performed at the Przystanek Woodstock in Poland. In 2010, she played at the Rock for People festival in the Czech Republic. In December 2010, Lewis hosted the game television show Never Mind the Buzzcocks and repeated in January 2012. In 2013, Lewis contributed backing vocals to the track, "Saint of Impossible Causes", on Joseph Arthur's tenth studio album, The Ballad of Boogie Christ, she appeared in the music video for "City of Angels" by Thirty Seconds to Mars. In 2015, Lewis contributed vocals to the song "Stickup" by electronic artists Karma Fields & Morten, released on Monstercat. Lewis has supported Little Kids Rock, a US nonprofit organization that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.
S. public schools, by painting a Fender Strat guitar and donating it to an auction to raise money for the organization. After dropping out of high school, Lewis got into trouble with the law for driving illegally at age 15 was arrested for illegally patronizing a nightclub when she was 16. From 1990 to 1993 Lewis dated Brad Pitt. While in her 20s she went into rehabilitation for drug addiction. Lewis married professional skateboarder Steve Berra in 1999. Lewis identifies herself as both a Scientologist. …Like a Bolt of Lightning You're Speaking My Language Four on the Floor Terra Incognita Future Deep Official website Juliette Lewis on Twitter Juliette Lewis on IMDb Juliette Lewis at AllMovie Juliette Lewis discography at MusicBrainz Wolf, Matt. "Juliette Lewis". Interview. Theatre. Archived from the original on 2006-09-01. Goldstein, Melissa. "Juliette Lewis Explains Her "Dark" New Album". Spin
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Four on the Floor (Juliette and the Licks album)
Four on the Floor is the second and final full-length album by Juliette and the Licks. The follow-up to You're Speaking My Language, this album was released on October 2, 2006, in the UK, re-released with a bonus DVD featuring documentaries, live performances and music videos, it was released on July 2007, in the US with two bonus tracks. The first single, "Hot Kiss", was released on September 25, 2006, the second single "Sticky Honey" was released in 2007. A remix of "Inside the Cage" can be heard in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the Radio Broker station. Before this album began production, both Jason Morris and Paul Ill left the band for more'studio-based' work. Jason Womack recorded Dave Grohl recorded the drums; the new live drummer for the supporting tour was Ed Davis. It was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 30,000 copies throughout Europe. Juliette Lewis - Lead vocals, executive producer Todd Morse - Guitar, backing vocals Kemble Walters - Guitar, rhodes, backing vocals Jason Womack - Bass guitar Dave Grohl - Drums, percussion Dylan Mclaren - Producer
...Like a Bolt of Lightning
... Like a Bolt of Lightning is the first release by Juliette and the Licks, it was released on October 12, 2004. Traditionally, actors trying their hand at rock music can expect a critical backlash. Cognisant of that, Juliette Lewis comes to rock with a manifesto, no less. "My intention is for our music to serve as an antidote to the self-doubt and fear that has become rampant in society", the Oscar-nominated actress, has said. While that statement may smack of overreach, on the evidence of their mini-album Like a Bolt of Lightning and her four-piece band can rock. Bass, Backing Vocals – Paul Ill Drums – Jason Morris, Patty Schemel Engineer – David Guerrero Guitar – Clint Walsh Guitar, Backing Vocals – Kemble Walters, Todd Morse Mastered By – Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mixed By – Bernd Burgdorf Photography By – RJ Shaughnessy Producer – H. Rhodes Technician – Andrew Chavez Vocals – Juliette Lewis
Juliette and the Licks
Juliette and The Licks is an American rock band led by actress and singer Juliette Lewis. Other band members have included guitarist Craig Fairbaugh and guitarist Emilio Cueto, bassist Jason Womack and drummer Ed Davis, their popular songs include "You're Speaking My Language" and "Hot Kiss". The band broke up in 2009. In 2015, Lewis announced; the future of the band past this show was unknown until Juliette announced, via her Facebook account on Feb 1st 2016, that the band will play a gig in London's Heaven on May 4th 2016. In June of 2016, Juliette Lewis announced a solo tour leaving the future of The Licks undetermined. In May 2018 members of the band Tweeted that they were in the Studio working on new music as Juliette And The Licks. Lewis accompanied Patty Schemel, drummer for Hole, to a Blondie concert and decided to find musicians to accompany herself and Patty; the Licks became Patty Schemel, Todd Morse and Paul Ill.. The band released their first EP …Like a Bolt of Lightning in 2004, shortly followed by the debut album You're Speaking My Language, whose title track became their most successful single, followed by the less successful, disco-influenced "Got Love to Kill".
The released version of the second single was a remix of the original song, which had a more rock influence. Schemel left the band before sessions for the second album had begun, so Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl filled the gap; the album was recorded by Lewis, Morse, Kemble Walters and Jason Womack. Grohl asked the Licks to be a guest act at the Foo Fighters' sell-out Hyde Park performance in June 2006, to around 85,000 people. At the same event and Moa Holmsten from Meldrum sang backing vocals on one of Motörhead's songs, their second album Four on the Floor, was released in late 2006. "Hot Kiss", one of the Licks' most successful singles, was the first release from the album, though the following single, "Sticky Honey", proved less commercially successful. The band toured America and Europe, including opening for Muse and Chris Cornell. Kemble Walters left in 2007 to rejoin The Rise; the band recruited a temporary player before guitarist Emilio Cueto was recruited to fill the spot permanently.
The band performed and presented awards at MTV Brasil's music awards that year, did the same at the 2008 MTVAAs in Sydney, after which Todd Morse left the band. Craig Fairbaugh replaced Morse on tour, before the band ceased operations in 2009. In a 2009 MySpace blog, Lewis announced the band was at the "end of its run". Explaining that she needed a change to grow as an artist, the singer formed a new band and released a studio album called Terra Incognita in 2009. Of the Licks, she said, "There were only two of them left, they split. Nobody wants to tour all the time. I mean, I do, but not them… It looks like the famous singer fired the whole band, but that's not how it happened." Since disbanding Juliette and the Licks in 2009, Juliette Lewis has focused on her Hollywood career. Juliette and the Licks announced they would reunite for a special show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on July 23rd, 2015. What’s more, the indie rockers are working on a new album — their first since 2006’s Four on the Floor —, due to arrive in 2016.
In a press release, Lewis explained. “While recording music with Brad Shultz of Cage the Elephant, I knew I had to put together a killer band. And I thought … Why don’t I get the best band I had back together again – The Licks.” “At our peak we were known for our insane chemistry and energy onstage,” she continued. “The last venue I played as a solo act with my other band was El Ray. I have always loved that venue. I figured let’s start with an amazing hometown reunion show with guest musicians, and take it from there.” The reunion show occurred on July 23rd, followed by an extensive European tour through 2015. In May 2018 the band members Tweeted. Juliette Lewis – lead vocals, production Todd Morse – lead guitar, backing vocals, Jason Womack – bass Kemble Walters - rhythm guitar Ed Davis – drums Craig Fairbaugh – lead guitar Paul Ill – bass – keyboards, rhodes piano, backing vocals, Patty Schemel – drums Jason Morris – drums Emilio Cueto – rhythm guitar Dave Grohl – drums on Four on the Floor Brad Wilk – drums Juan Alderete - bass You're Speaking My Language – 2005 Four on the Floor – 2006 tbc - 2018/19...
Like a Bolt of Lightning – 2004 Janne Hietanen: Juliette and the Licks. Pop-magazine Pop-lehti. Records Collectors Magazine, ISSN 1456-1964, n:o 29 pages 36–37. Official MySpace Hassle Records All the Lyrics Lollapalooza 2007 Live Performance Video Images - Frequency 2007 Juliette interview with LeftLion Magazine
Patricia Theresa "Patty" Schemel is an American drummer and musician who rose to prominence as the drummer of alternative rock band Hole from 1992 until 1998. In 1998, Schemel left Hole, in the early 2000s reunited with Hole frontwoman Courtney Love during her solo career, drummed for Juliette and the Licks; as of 2010, Schemel continues to play music and gives drum lessons, in addition to owning a dog daycare/boarding business. In 2013, Schemel joined the indie rock group Upset, formed by Ali Koehler of Vivian Girls and Best Coast, she formed a rock and roll band with her brother, Larry Schemel, called Death Valley Girls. Schemel was born in California, she grew up in Marysville, Washington. Both her parents are natives of Brooklyn, New York, relocated to Washington state prior to Schemel's birth. Schemel began playing drums at age eleven, played music with her brother Larry who played guitar; as a teenager, Schemel came out as a lesbian to her family. Musically, Schemel's early influences included Echo & the Bunnymen, AC/DC and Wire, among other punk rock bands, at age fifteen, along with her brother Larry, formed her first band, The Milkbones.
The pair joined Seattle punk band Sybil, renamed Kill Sybil due to the artist of the same name. In 1987, she joined an all-female punk rock band from Seattle, Washington. Along with bassist Annette Billesbach, lead guitarist Cathy Watson, rhythm guitarist Helen Halloran and vocalist Mara Dralle, Schemel was one of the original members of Doll Squad before their 2008 reunion; the band was active from 1987 to 1989 gaining an indie following in Seattle, playing alongside Nirvana, releasing one self-released demo tape. Between Kill Sybil and Doll Squad, Schemel played drums for Everett Washington band The Primitives with poet Raegan Butcher and local legends Danny Darst and Tommy Suzuki. After leaving Doll Squad, Schemel formed SNUF with Faye West on vocals, Otis P. Otis on guitar, Michael on bass. Michael was replaced by Darren Peters. Shortly after picking up Peters, Mark Spiders came in on second guitar. Infamous for playing naked at Squid Row on Seattle's Capitol Hill, Snuf had to change the name to "Sunshine" in 1989.
Schemel would move on to join Hole. Schemel was considered by Kurt Cobain as Nirvana's drummer after the departure of their drummer, Chad Channing. Cobain had been a fan of Schemel's former band Sybil, based in Seattle. However, after Dave Grohl's audition, Schemel became Cobain's second choice, he and Schemel developed a close friendship. After the departure of Hole's original drummer Caroline Rue, frontwoman Courtney Love recruited Schemel at the suggestion of Cobain. Schemel's first work with Hole was the recording of their fourth single, Beautiful Son, on which she played guitar on the b-side "20 Years in the Dakota", with Love playing bass. Following this, Schemel played drums on Hole's second and most successful album to date Live Through This, she went on to tour with the band for the promotion of Live Through This, which featured dates at the Reading Festival, Big Day Out and Lollapalooza. While on tour in April 1995, Schemel became the first woman to appear on the cover of Drum World magazine.
Schemel publicly came out in a 1995 Hole interview with Rolling Stone, saying "it's important" and that she's "not out there with that fucking pink flag or anything but it's good for other people who live somewhere else in some small town who feel freaky about being gay to know that there's other people who are and that it's OK." Schemel's girlfriend at the time acted as Courtney Love's personal assistant during Hole's 1994–1995 world tour, while promoting Live Through This. In the mid-1990s, according to an inside source, Schemel was in a brief relationship with drummer Polly Johnson of 764-HERO. Around this time, she recorded with Phranc, playing drums on the Goofyfoot EP. In 1996, Schemel played drums on Hole's cover of Fleetwood Mac's song Gold Dust Woman, the first song on the soundtrack to The Crow: City of Angels, she sang backing vocals and appeared prominently in the video for the song. During this time and Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur formed a short-lived side project called Constant Comment.
The band played a small number of shows before disbanding. Hole became active again in 1997 and entered the studio to record Celebrity Skin, the follow-up to Live Through This. Schemel worked on the writing of the album's material, composed all of the drum parts herself. While in the studio, however and Erlandson, at the insistence of producer Michael Beinhorn, suggested using a session drummer to record the drum tracks for the album; this led to Schemel voluntarily leaving the studio and quitting the band, the final drum tracks were recorded by a session drummer provided by producer Beinhorn. In the months following the album's release, Schemel was not present in band interviews, was replaced by Samantha Maloney for the album's tour. However, due to her contribution to the writing of the album and its demos, Schemel's name and photo were still included on the album sleeve. Reasons for Schemel's departure from Hole were disputed at the time, with Love claiming that Schemel's drug habit was to blame, which supported circulating rumours, Schemel insisted it was due to "musical differences."
It was revealed in 2011 that Schemel left Hole due to personal and musical differences between her and Celebrity Skin producer, Michael Beinhorn. She c
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1970s. Used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was used interchangeably with alternative rock; as grunge and punk revival bands in the US and Britpop bands in the UK broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term. Sometimes used interchangeably with "guitar pop rock", in the mid-1980s, the term "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels; some prominent indie rock record labels were founded during the 1980s. During the 1990s, grunge bands broke into the mainstream, the term "alternative" lost its original counter-cultural meaning.
The term "indie rock" became associated with the bands and genres that remained dedicated to their independent status. By the end of the 1990s, indie rock developed several subgenres and related styles, including lo-fi, noise pop, slowcore, post-rock, math rock. In the 2000s, changes in the music industry and in music technology enabled a new wave of indie rock bands to achieve mainstream success. In the early 2000s, a new group of bands that played a stripped-down, back-to-basics version of guitar rock emerged into the mainstream; the commercial breakthrough from these scenes was led by four bands: The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives and The Vines. Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s. By the end of the decade, the proliferation of indie bands was being referred to as "indie landfill"; the term indie rock, which comes from "independent," describes the small and low-budget labels on which it is released and the do-it-yourself attitude of the bands and artists involved. Although distribution deals are struck with major corporate companies, these labels and the bands they host have attempted to retain their autonomy, leaving them free to explore sounds and subjects of limited appeal to large, mainstream audiences.
The influences and styles of the artists have been diverse, including punk, post-punk and country. The terms "alternative rock" and "indie rock" were used interchangeably in the 1980s, but after many alternative bands followed Nirvana into the mainstream in the early 1990s, "indie rock" began to be used to describe those bands, working in a variety of styles, that did not pursue or achieve commercial success. Aesthetically speaking, indie rock is characterized as having a careful balance of pop accessibility with noise, experimentation with pop music formulae, sensitive lyrics masked by ironic posturing, a concern with "authenticity," and the depiction of a simple guy or girl. Allmusic identifies indie rock as including a number of "varying musical approaches compatible with mainstream tastes". Linked by an ethos more than a musical approach, the indie rock movement encompassed a wide range of styles, from hard-edged, grunge-influenced bands, through do-it-yourself experimental bands like Pavement, to punk-folk singers such as Ani DiFranco.
In fact, there is an everlasting list of subgenres of indie rock. Many countries have developed an extensive local indie scene, flourishing with bands with enough popularity to survive inside the respective country, but unknown elsewhere. However, there are still indie bands that start off locally, but attract an international audience. Indie rock is noted for having a high proportion of female artists compared with preceding rock genres, a tendency exemplified by the development of the feminist-informed Riot Grrrl music of acts like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch, Team Dresch and Huggy Bear. However, Cortney Harding pointed out that this sense of equality is not reflected in the number of women running indie labels; the BBC documentary Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie pinpoints the birth of indie as the 1977 self-publication of the Spiral Scratch EP by Manchester band Buzzcocks. Although Buzzcocks are classified as a punk band, it has been argued by the BBC and others that the publication of Spiral Scratch independently of a major label led to the coining of the name "indie".
"Indie pop" and "indie" were synonymous. In the mid-1980s, "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on post-punk labels rather than the labels themselves; the indie rock scene in the US was prefigured by the college rock that dominated college radio playlists, which included key bands like R. E. M. from the US and The Smiths from the UK. These two bands rejected the dominant synthpop of the early 1980s, helped inspire guitar-based jangle pop. In the United States, the term was associated with the abrasive, distortion-heavy sounds of the Pixies, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr. and The Replacements. In the United Kingdom the C86 cassette, a 1986 NME compilation featuring Primal Scream, The Pastels, The Wedding Present and other bands, was a document of the UK indie scene at the start of 1986, it gave its name to the indie pop scene that followed, a major influence on the development of the British indie scene as a whole. Major precursors of indie pop included Postcard bands Josef K and Orange Juice, significant labels included Creation and Glass.
The Jesus and Mary Chain's sound combined the Velvet