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MEOW CON [19 Oct 2013|01:54pm]

betty_x
NEXT FRIDAY: I'll be speaking at the panel "When Good Girls Go Bad" at 3:00 and performing later that evening Friday, October 25th:

MEOW Con news: Single day passes are now available!!

$125/day for either Friday Oct 25 (Suzi Quatro keynotes) or Saturday Oct 26th (Kathy Valentine keynotes) Go get 'em - www.meowcon.eventbrite.com - and please spread the word. Offer ends on the 21st.

Full schedule is at www.meowcon.com
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Welcome [02 Feb 2011|09:06pm]

betty_x
Welcome to the LJ Pain Junkie Community.
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BX Band Fan Page on FB/Interactive Tweets [14 Dec 2009|07:18pm]

betty_x
Betty X Fan Page on Facebook and if you don't have twitter but would like to be able to interact via facebook join Betty X Musician Page.
You'll be privy to some but NOT all twitter posts.
You must sign up in order to receive tweets directly to your cell.

spread the disease
Betty X
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Vamps [12 Dec 2009|11:10pm]

betty_x
For you vampy types. BX is now on Vampirefreaks.
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Countdown to the Apocalypse [12 Dec 2009|07:19pm]

betty_x
Countdown to the Apocalypse New Blog Post on Memoirs of a Pain Junkie Blog.
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Doomsday Redux [30 Dec 2008|06:36pm]

betty_x
[ mood | creative ]

Doomsday Redux

Face it - we are all fucked. So, might as well go out with a Big Bang for the New Year.

Listen to the new re-mix of Human Disease (Doomsday Redux) from the upcoming re-mix album All Fucxed Up on the Betty X Myspace player.

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"Next Cut Will Be Deeper!" This Halloween New Video [13 Oct 2008|10:14pm]

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Chainsaw
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Attention, your attention please [17 Sep 2008|06:06pm]

betty_x
Betty X on Facebook Fan Page.
DO IT! DO IT NOW!
Let's hit the number 66!!!

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Betty X Unmasked: Uncensored Interview [02 Jul 2008|10:27pm]

betty_x
Pick up the last of The Sinner June issue, bring it to the next show and have them signed.

Thanks to Guitar Doug and Chuck and Terri Foster for their continuous and steadfast support. Your professionalism and love of the Seattle scene inspire me.
Thanks always to all The Sinner staff and Matthew X Goad.




Interview for The Sinner by legendary Guitar Doug.

In the interview below, Betty X lets loose like never before on an array of topics in here first interview in well over a year. This is truly the ultimate uncensored look into the mind of Betty X for fans of Betty or the casual reader with an interest in music or the performing and visual arts.

Betty X is one of the most recognizable names in Seattle rock today but remains an enigma to many. Her reclusive nature has made her a local cult celebrity and she has gone even more underground over the past year, while working on her upcoming album entitled Religious Reich, which will be released in early fall.

She has also been working on her side project called Satan in High Heels, while at the same time immersing her self in advanced college level art courses. On top of this, she is working on a couple of film projects that she will be disclosing specifics about soon online.


Most interviews with Betty X have focused on her latest projects, but there is much more going on beneath the surface than most know. The goal of this story was to try to get behind the public image to the real person behind Betty X.


I believe the interview below is the most candid interview ever done with Betty. She is rather vague about herself in most interviews and incredibly private, so the interview below is one for the books and for Betty X fans in Seattle, and across the globe. She always keeps the public at arms length which is probably why she has been able to handle being in the public as long as she has.

There is much about Betty X going on beneath the surface than most understand which we will examine in this piece. For instance, Betty is an art school graduate with a stellar academic record, and the results of her Cornish education can be found in everything from her stage presentation to her album cover artwork. Her music, websites, promo posters and public image, are all part of a large artistic project known as Betty X. This project incorporates many mediums of art, music and technology.

This formula for success is reminiscent of the work of David Byrne, founder of The Talking Heads, who put that project together while an art major at Rhode Island School of Design. Like Byrne and the Talking Heads, the music is just one aspect of the overall artistic presentation and message.

When describing her craft, Betty prefers the label performance artist over rock musician, and explains why below. From what I gathered doing this story, Betty seems more interested in art than music these days, and is constantly looking for new ways to incorporate art into her project.

For those who don't know, Betty has been around the Seattle music business for some time. Her project called Salon Betty, which existed from 1993 - 1997 was very popular at the time, and is still known around the club scene today. That too was a performance art based visual and musical endeavor. Salon Betty was a totally different show and concept than her current project known as Betty X, and she explains the point of that particular project below for the first time. Even as she works on her project, she is performing a separate show or character she has created called Satan in High Heels.

The secret to the success of Betty X is that she is a one woman promotional machine and publicity wiz, who is militant about keeping it fresh and never becoming predictable or overexposed. She is definitely one to study and for the newer performers trying to break into Seattle rock, and trying to make a name in a business saturated with competition. You would probably find it impossible to find a more well known Seattle performer in relation to the actual number of shows she performs each year. Love her or not, there are few have not heard of Betty X in this town.

Betty X, Satan in High Heels, Salon Betty, must be taken as a whole involving many smaller artistic concepts to fully understand. They are not so much bands in the traditional sense, as concepts incorporating many aspects of the music, art, performance and the visual arts.

I now bring you Betty X
Unmasked for the June 2008 issue of The Seattle Sinner Magazine.

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Betty X on Noisescape TV tonight! [01 Jul 2008|03:53pm]

betty_x
"Teen Dream" live footage from the DNA show will air on Noisescape TV on July 1st, Tuesday @ 10pm.

Noisescape TV
SF cable ch. 29
10pm Tuesday July 1st.

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Hey Pain Junkies, time to show us what you got! Contest [08 Mar 2008|12:15pm]

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Hey Pain Junkies, time to show us what you got!

Here's a contest to win a signed copy of Memoirs of a Pain Junkie. Just send us a link to your myspace page that features original art or a photo that expresses your inner Pain Junkie.
Your photo or art must be displayed in your icon.

Listen to the album and the songs and submit your artistic response.

The Top 8 winners will be selected as the new Top 8 spots on the Pain Junkie Myspace page and will receive personal signed copies of Memoirs of a Pain Junkie CD Limited Edition.

The albums are going fast and will NOT be released 'til 2010.

Please submit to the Official BX Fan Page at Pain Junkies!
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Have a Bloody Fuckin' Valentine's Day! [13 Feb 2008|04:57pm]

betty_x
Have a Bloody Fuckin' Valentine's Day!
Spread the disease
Betty X
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RELIGIOUS REICH TOUR [29 Nov 2007|09:02am]

betty_x
What all ages/21+ club do you want to see BX perform in this Spring in Seattle, Portland, SF, Sacramento, LA and San Diego?
What cities do you think we should add?
Start or join a DEMAND!




<img height="30" width="300" border="0" src="http://static.eventful.com/store/stickers/flash/assets/split/300x30_bottom-black.gif"
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Satan in High Heels Debut Review [14 Nov 2007|06:55pm]

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"There isn't a man in Seattle that will deny Betty's beauty and hypnotic sex appeal, straight or gay, but she takes this phenomenon to a new level in high heels and a sleek black dress while sipping a martini. This isn't anything like Betty's done in the past either, self described as "dark and insidious jazz with a harder edge...a David Lynchian death lounge trip". With lyrics like "I'll beat you, mistreat you, till you quiver and quail...the female species is more deadly than the male!" you easily discover a darker yet matured side of Seattle's icon, Betty X. I promise this show will blow Betty X fans away!"

The Sinner, November 2007 by Chuck Foster. Photo by Donald Holman.

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BX w/PRONG THIS FRIDAY! [04 Nov 2007|10:20am]

betty_x
BETTY'S LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR!

BETTY X W/PRONG
BUY TIX HERE

Betty X will be supporting PRONG this Friday at Studio Seven!

See the legendary Tommy Victor of MINISTRY- perform live at Studio Seven with PRONG!!!



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Vote for your Top Four BX Songs [26 Aug 2007|10:49am]

betty_x
Vote for your favorite four Betty X songs to be performed at the upcoming Underground Awards Ceremony on Sept. 28th.
You can listen to all the songs from Dystopia and Memoirs on last.fm.

Poll

Necrotic
Dystopia
Teen Dream
Chainsaw
Human Disease
Bloodworm
Shoot 'em Up
The Snake Pit
Ultraviolence
Burning Inside
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THIS THURSDAY! BX WITH POWERMAN 5000! [22 Jul 2007|03:34pm]

betty_x
Hosted By: BETTY X
When: Thursday Jul 26, 2007
at 7:00 PM
Where: STUDIO SEVEN
110 S. HORTON STREET
SEATTLE, WA 98101
United States
Description:
BETTY X

Click Here To View Event

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Seattle's Sexxxiest Award Nominations [04 Jul 2007|10:58am]

betty_x
Thanks for the nominations to more than one category!
Remember this is for FUN and all responses, comments should reflect so- in other words play nice and don't be an asshole.



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the notorious March 2006 cover/photo shoot feat. Dick whiskey former drummer for BX, Hate, and Betty X (from left top to center). Photo by HYPNOX 2006 for Exotic Underground Cover. Photo direction by John Voge.

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BETTY X w/POWERMAN 5000 [30 Jun 2007|09:46pm]

betty_x
Hosted By: BETTY X
When: Thursday Jul 26, 2007
at 7:00 PM
Where: STUDIO SEVEN
110 S. HORTON STREET
SEATTLE, WA 98101
United States
Description:
BETTY X

Click Here To View Event

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BX-Just announced new date!!! [23 Jun 2007|11:09am]

betty_x
Just announced Seattle's best BETTY X will be performing at Ward's DEVIL'S TEARS photo exhibition @ The Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon on Saturday July 28, 2007! So come look at dirty pictures and then let Betty X kick you in the balls... and let Hate kick you in the cunt... More to come.

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