Theo Kogan, Gina Volpe, Sydney “Squid” Silver and Chip English of the band Lunachicks sat down to discuss their past and future projects at Riot Fest on Sunday.
The new book Fallopian Rhapsody the Story of the Lunachicks was made from Zoom calls, Google docs and reminiscing moments while in the same room together. Silver said, “Much of it was a collaboration. There were so many parts left out. It would have been three books there was so much information!”
This New York City band was originally formed with several members at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts that many know from the Fame television show. Volpe said, “We went to separate schools before that then got to know each other in high school. We were picked up by a label right after that. The rest is history!”
Lunachicks had memorable moments over the course of their set including where Kogan threw her crown into the crowd then after a male fan caught it she exclaimed, “You should give it to a woman or a non-binary person next to you.”
Their appearance at Riot Fest might be included in the upcoming documentary called Pretty Ugly about the band as cameramen followed the quartet around the festival. Volpe explained, “We will see what they film after the doc is made. We are just the subjects.” English joked, “I think I was 18 years old when we started!”
“It was supposed to end with us coming back together in 2020 for the reunion shows, but then COVID happened. The filmmaker didn't know how to end the film and it is still going. I think it will be great!” Silver said.