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Bombshelter

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Bombshelter at one of Eleanor's parties, Tucson, Summer 2002; her Kitschy Koasters are inset (upper left)

IMAGE: CIA ROMANO 2003

Bombshelter is the undisputed (and beloved) Head Cheerleader of the Tucson Underground. We're lucky to have her. With her wide-open green eyes, go-go looks and can-do attitude, Bombshelter reliably supports the local scene in three important ways: She plays in bands, she shows up at other people's gigs, and she promotes local music (along with Mr. Bombshelter) via their Access Tucson TV show "Wiggin Out with The Bombshelters".

OCCUPATION:

"DJ/singer, keyboard player, Kitschy Koaster Artist..."

QUOTE:

"Deliver the Rock!"

BANDS:

"The Banned (singer and keyboard player), brief stint as back-up singer in The 440s, The Hellbound Hussies."

OTHER CO-CONSPIRATORS:

"Mr. Bombshelter, Juliet, Jenna, The 440s, Rodeo Queen, Eleanor Bar Wench, Anne, Tracy from Black Rose Tattoo."

LIFE STORY IN BRIEF:

"Grew up in Philadelphia and went to girls' Catholic school during high school. Spent most of my life trying to resolve Catholic guilt and the insecurity my mother passed on to me. I moved to Tucson for the weather, but apparently there was much more waiting for me here. I went from a dead-end job as a bill-collector and being married to someone I didn't love, to a photographer, DJ, divorcée and generally independent woman. I met the man of my dreams and remarried, started singing again, learned to play the keyboard and made art. Throughout my life, my absolute number one favorite thing to do has always been to go see live bands. "

BORN IN:

"A hospital."

HOW LONG IN TUCSON:

since 1996

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE TUCSON:

"Laid-back."

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON THE LOCAL SCENE:

"More people coming out to see live bands DOWNTOWN!"

CONNECTING POINTS:

"Access Tucson, rehearse at Mike's studio in his backyard, hang out at Vaudeville Cabaret every Friday for Happy Hour, sometimes can be found at Hotel Congress and Solar Culture, volunteering for the Museum of Contemporary Art..."

ARTIFACTS:

"A CD by The Banned, Wiggin Out with The Bombshelters on Access Tucson, Kitschy Koasters (see photo), dryriverbed.com, band photos."

CONTACT:

Diane, 520 977 2469


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