Slim’s Contest – 2 Tickets for You!

  So here’s the deal- we need your help and  in return one of you will win 2 tickets to our show. We would love to enhance our social media audience and you can help us out by following us on Twitter – @ThePsandQsmusic. Once you do that, tweet the answer using #thepsandqsmusic to this question: Which  of the instruments below has someone from the P’s & Q’s played on stage?

  • A: The Harmonica
  • B: Fireplace Pokers 
  • C: A Saw
  • D: All of the above

We are extending the contest throughout the weekend!

A winner will be chosen at random from those who answered correctly. We will announce the winner tomorrow. 


Join Us At Slim’s! 

  We are pleased to let you know about our upcoming show at Slim’s. The P’s & Q’s will headline at a female Americana band showcase. Thursday April 28th is the day and doors open at 7:30. You can get tickets for $13 at the door but might want to get yours ahead of time. We are so excited to be playing at this venue, it’s kinda a big deal for us, and we really want to show we can bring people to the show so please come and support us and tell your friends. We want you there so bad and we’d love to have you there as our guest so check our Facebook page over the next few weeks to win a pair of tickets. In addition to seeing us play, you’ll have a chance to see a bunch of other really neat local performers. 

Germinating Not Hibernating

Hi y’all,

Long time, no see. Seriously, we’re sorry. Sometimes in life you’re better at attending to the details than others. But, we had a detail or two to share with you now so, here we are.

First of all, we want to thank those of you who showed up to our CD release at Amnesia in December. Not only was it, hands down, one of the best shows we’ve had, but we tickled the fancy of a fellow musician and he might or might not have invited us to play a show at The Great American Music Hall. Yeah, I know. More details as they unfold but, dear fans, we’ll need as much support as possible to make this show a success. (Cue you showing up!). Anyway, we sure had a great time at Amnesia and were honored to help them christen their new space. And to all of you who danced your fool a**es off, you are THE BEST.


Picture by Bronwyn Dexter

Thank you also to The Muddy Roses for helping us out! Y’all were awesome.


Picture by Bronwyn Dexter

We can’t wait to see you again soon. Speaking of. . .

Our next show is coming up. Come on out and join us at El Rio for Queer Country West Coast. We will be playing with Eli Conley and Dillybilly+friends Please come and support queer artists in San Francisco! We want you. We need you! WE LOVE YOU! Hang out with us and sing along. To tempt you, we will refer back to our blog title – Germination not Hibernation. Yes, if you’ve guessed what that means, you’re probably right: NEW MUSIC. Well, one song at least will be ready for the show, though we have a whole notebook of new stuff just waiting to find their cowboy themed sweater vests and step up on stage. But, we can promise at least one new song. Hold us to it, ok? Also, as a special treat, we have a super-dooper substitute bass player for the show. One Drew Althoff. And he plays ELECTRIC bass. Think on that a while, will ya? Yeah, it’s gonna be cool. Can’t wait to see you there.

Ok, one last tidbit. The Bay Area Reporter ran an article about Eli Conley and the show in this week’s paper. Thanks to a shout out from Eli, we have some new press to add to the list. Check out the Bay Area Reporter article. Here’s a link to the online version. And thanks ELI!


Feature in the Bay Area Reporter Week of Friday Feb. 17th

All right Ladies, Gents and all points in between, we’ll see you next Friday at El Rio. Tell the door person secret password: MISS MAJOR and something will happen, just not sure what…but it will let them know you’re with us!


XXOO – The P’s & Q’s

Our Points of Quintessence 


Getting off the plane in Detroit to start the tour.

Wow, the last two weeks have passed in a flash! We had an amazing time on our tour, met a whole lot of amazing, supportive folks, heard some great music and found ourselves exploring many new places (and loving each one). 

We had lofty plans for keeping up the blog during the tour but due to exhaustion, motion sickness and crappy cell service, we didn’t manage to accomplish it. However, over the next few days, I hope we can capture the best moments and put them down so we can keep them fresh in our memories as well as share them with our fans and supporters. 

To all of you who donated to our tour: Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!! We are so lucky! We did our very best to make you proud!

P speaks:

Q and & headed back to SF today. I can already feel their absence in my heavy heart. Being on tour is interesting like that – you start to become like a little family, both your conscious and the subconscious start orbiting each other. You laugh at the same silly stuff. You develop band speak relating to things you experienced on the road. You learn new and interesting things about one another that are piqued by sites on the road, songs that are played, food that is eaten. You get annoyed at stupid things and see up close how the others deal with the stresses of sleep deprivation and road weariness. And in the end you LOVE even more deeply because of sharing all those little moments. So, now I have to readjust to life without my girls to talk with, play music with and laugh with at any given moment of the day. It feels good to know I have some downtime coming up but I also know I’m going to miss touring like crazy. It was pretty darn epic.  I can’t imagine two better women to share this journey with.

Our last show at The Old Miami in Detroit part 2.

Points of Quintessence – day 1 & 2 

Ok, touring has already been a blast. Not only did we kick off the tour with an intimate backyard house concert complete with fire pit and stars but we’ve already had a few firsts. 




 First #1 – an interpretive dance done al fresco to Right Bark. I kid you not, it was incredible and inimitable! Thanks to Karey and Judy for this wonderful experience. 






 First #2 – we happened upon the Airstream Trailer factory randomly on 1-75. Did you know it was in Ohio? We didn’t! It was a pleasant surprise and we honored serendipity with a photo shoot. 


mike Johnson unleased playing on the street while his band is on stage

 First #3 – The P’s & Q’s opened up for their first Punk band Two Years Later from Columbus, OH. We shared the bill at a great bar, Third St. Dive, in Louisville, KY!  

  Next stop, Knoxville for another first – a radio interview and live performance. Catch us on the internet broadcast radio Monday morning for The Blueplate Special on WDVX 12:00 noon ET, 9:00 AM PT…tune to on the internet to listen in!