New Music Roundup: Death Valley Girls + Iggy? DCFC, GØGGs, Yoko’s Hell




By DONNA BALANCIA

Bonnie Bloomgarden and Larry Schemel from Death Valley Girls had a special rendezvous with one Iggy Pop in Miami.

The DVG duo said they had a “Real Cool Time,” leading us to believe they may be lending a hand on that very song, made famous by The Stooges back in 1969.  The Godfather of Punk even dressed up in a suit and tie for the LA kids.

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Bloomgarden and Death Valley Girls Instagram
Photo courtesy of Bonnie Bloomgarden and Death Valley Girls Instagram

For anyone who listens to Iggy’s BBC 6 Iggy Confidential Radio Show, the meeting shouldn’t be a surprise. Iggy spins a lot of Death Valley Girls on his Friday disc jockey gig. We’ll find out the details in two weeks, Bloomgarden told CaliforniaRocker.com on Wednesday.

Also to be noted: Schemel is a well-regarded music director and there may be a TV or film aspect involved in this very punk collaboration. Listen to Death Valley Girls on Bandcamp.

Larry Schemel, Bonnie and Iggy - Photo courtesy Larry Schemel IG
Larry Schemel, Bonnie and Iggy – Photo courtesy Larry Schemel IG

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Check out the lyric video for “Autumn Love” here:

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