Video Submissions Due 2/28!

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Just a friendly reminder that your Kickstarter video submissions are due Feb. 28!

We’re looking for very short (a few seconds) videos from as many folx as possible! Details are below.

How to Submit a Video:

  1. Read the logistical notes below!

  2. Take a 5-15 second video of you saying:

    1. Why you like the Misbehavin’ Maidens OR why you’re excited for the new album (or both!)

    2. Your favorite swear word (this probably won’t be on the Kickstarter itself because of content restrictions, but we’d like to make a compilation video for YouTube) (this part is optional)

  3. Send us the video, via google drive or dropbox, to: misbehavinmaidens@gmail.com by Feb. 28.

  4. Fill out this form to give us your name and permission: https://goo.gl/forms/tBFAGxq2KtPcPoHN2

LOGISTICAL NOTES:

  • MOST IMPORTANT ONE: Please turn your phone sideways! You can film this video with a camera, a phone, whatever (high quality is great within reason)—but PLEASE make sure it’s horizontal, like a movie, not vertical, like a selfie.

  • Look for the best possible lighting—brighter is better!

  • Make sure there’s a minimum of background noise.

  • Acceptable formats: 3GP, AVI, MP4 and Quicktime. And don’t make the final over a gig, for the sake of our precious hard drive space.

  • If you’re using Dropbox, please send us a link to the FILE, not the FOLDER, that makes it easier!! Make sure it’s got open permissions.

  • CONSENT is mandatory. Don’t take a video of someone who doesn’t know what’s happening! Please!

  • Don’t send us multiple takes or options, just pick your favorite for each person/group! We trust your judgment!

  • Don’t overthink it! We just want to see your face and hear you talk. You don’t need to launch a full-scale film production. A selfie video of just your face is fine!


(BTW thanks to The Doubleclicks for having this process down to a science so we knew what to ask for and how to ask for it. Go tell them they’re awesome on Twitter.)

Love Libraries? Get “Bibliophilia” (new single!)

As a Valentine's Day surprise for y'all, we've released a single FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. "Bibliophilia" in all its professionally-recorded-and-mixed glory is yours to own as of TODAY!

It’s available on Bandcamp now. We've submitted it for distribution on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Pandora, but it can take up to a couple of weeks to be available on all platforms. So if you prefer to buy on those avenues, keep checking back and it should be there soon! (Update 2/21: the single is now available from: Bandcamp | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play | YouTube Music | Spotify !)

It WILL be included on our forthcoming album, but, uh, we’re impatient, and thought you might be, too. So you can enjoy this little “taste” of album 3 early!

Also, remember: you still have until Feb. 28, 2019 to submit a video for our 3rd CD Kickstarter campaign! Details are in our previous blog post.

Oh and in case you missed it, we posted on YouTube a video of a song we just started performing in January. It’s all about having anxiety and being in love:

CD 3 is Coming, and You Can Help Make It Awesome

If you were one of the lucky folks at our MarsCon shows this weekend, you heard our big news: We’re making a third album! HOLY SHIT!

Many diabolical plots are happening behind the scenes right now, but here’s what we can tell you, to start:

  1. Recording is IN PROCESS. Thanks to all you wonderful folx buying merch and being so supportive, we’ve been able to hoard enough funds to start the recording process early. You are AWESOME.

  2. To whet your insatiable appetites, a new single will be released SOON on Bandcamp. Keep an eye out!

  3. We’ll be launching the Kickstarter in a few months (April-ish). The Kickstarter will be raising money to print the actual CDs and get you some really cool new swag!

  4. We’re planning to have the album released before September of this year (maybe sooner!).

We’d love you to be a part of this amazing process! Here are some ways you can do that!

  1. Sign up for our e-mail list! As anyone with a brand presence on social media will tell you, the algorithms (the evil robots that decide what content you see) have been getting worse and worse over the last few years. The mailing list is the way you can ensure you’ll know when we launch our Kickstarter and when the CD is released. (We promise not to spam you. We only use the mailing list for Really Important Stuff.)

  2. Tell us what kind of rewards you’d like to see!

  3. Send us a video! For our Kickstarter video, we’d like to include our amazing fans! We’re looking for very short (a few seconds) videos from as many folx as possible! Details are below - deadline is Feb. 28.

How to Submit a Video:

  1. Read the logistical notes below!

  2. Take a 5-15 second video of you saying:

    1. Why you like the Misbehavin’ Maidens OR why you’re excited for the new album (or both!)

    2. Your favorite swear word (this probably won’t be on the Kickstarter itself because of content restrictions, but we’d like to make a compilation video for YouTube) (this part is optional)

  3. Send us the video, via google drive or dropbox, to: misbehavinmaidens@gmail.com by Feb. 28.

  4. Fill out this form to give us your name and permission: https://goo.gl/forms/tBFAGxq2KtPcPoHN2

LOGISTICAL NOTES:

  • MOST IMPORTANT ONE: Please turn your phone sideways! You can film this video with a camera, a phone, whatever (high quality is great within reason)—but PLEASE make sure it’s horizontal, like a movie, not vertical, like a selfie.

  • Look for the best possible lighting—brighter is better!

  • Make sure there’s a minimum of background noise.

  • Acceptable formats: 3GP, AVI, MP4 and Quicktime. And don’t make the final over a gig, for the sake of our precious hard drive space.

  • If you’re using Dropbox, please send us a link to the FILE, not the FOLDER, that makes it easier!! Make sure it’s got open permissions.

  • CONSENT is mandatory. Don’t take a video of someone who doesn’t know what’s happening! Please!

  • Don’t send us multiple takes or options, just pick your favorite for each person/group! We trust your judgment!

  • Don’t overthink it! We just want to see your face and hear you talk. You don’t need to launch a full-scale film production. A selfie video of just your face is fine!


(BTW thanks to The Doubleclicks for having this process down to a science so we knew what to ask for and how to ask for it. Go tell them they’re awesome on Twitter.)

O Hai, 2019!

We’re pleased to announce the dates for several local shows we’ve confirmed for 2019! For those who like to plan waaaaay ahead, here’s where you’ll find us next year:

We’re still confirming some convention dates as well, so stay tuned for those!

Want to book us for a show? Fill out our handy contact form.

Can’t wait to see y’all!

We're Gonna Be Part of the Doubleclicks' October Online Show!

We’re super excited to be special guests on the Doubleclicks’ October Online Show October 18!

We’ll be singing a few of our G-rated songs (yes, we have those, please don’t spread that around) and chatting with Laser and Aubrey. It’s a hangout, it’s a concert, it’s a party you can join from the comfort of your own home, in pajamas (or whatever - we don’t judge).

The link to the livestream will be posted in this Facebook event the day of the concert, so RSVP to stay in the loop!

ALSO! We are stoked to be the special guests for Lysistrata and Other Burlesque Tales of Rage at the Black Cat November 2! Tickets are $15 and available now.

Get your Maidens logo gear!

We've heard the cries from near and far - people want more Maidens merch, and they want to be able to order it from all over the world. So we have launched a brand-new shop on RedBubble with all kinds of print-on-demand Maidens logo merch - shirts, dresses, leggings, throw pillows, phone cases, backpacks, and more.

(For those far away who want our dice, coasters, etc. - stay tuned. We're investigating the possibility of being able to ship some of our "gig merch" in the future. No promises, but we are giving it some thought and exploring how it might be do-able.)

Our DragonCon Schedule is Up

At long last, we can announce a bunch of DragonCon 2018 wonderfulness!

Schedule

First, our schedule is up! You can RSVP for individual events on Facebook, but here's the list:

(All events listed here are in the Hanover F/G room of the Hyatt (Exhibit Level).)

11:30 PM Friday, 8/31/18: CONCERT! We'll be singing nerdy and dirty delights!

7:00 PM Saturday, 9/1/18: GROUP SING! Join us, and many other amazing performers for "The World Of Harry Potter" group sing!

2:30 PM Sunday, 9/2/18: PANEL! We'll be discussing how to Kickstart an album with none other than The Doubleclicks!

10 PM Sunday, 9/2/18: ANOTHER CONCERT! More nerdy! More dirty! Don't miss it!

You will also be able to find us throughout the event at our merch table in the Marriott concourse, and possibly here and there at meet and greets, and open filk events (more on the filk track here)! COME SAY HI!

Our Sibs From Another Crib Will Be There!

We're beyond giddy that the PDX Broadsides, another nerdy, feminist, sex-positive, amazing band from the West coast, will be performing at DragonCon as well. Please give them some love and buy a lot of their merch so they don't have to bring it home on the plane!

Get Hype and Hear Us Squee on the ESO Podcast

Flint and Saber stopped by Earth Station One and recorded a podcast talking about DragonCon. Go give it a listen!

Hey DragonCon: We're Baaa-aack!

We're super excited to announce we'll be performing at DragonCon this September! We first performed at DragonCon in 2015, so we're super stoked to be back (especially since HOPEFULLY this time Lucky won't be in the damn hospital and can actually join us!). When the event gets closer, we should have some schedule details to share, but for now, know that we'll be there, performing and selling our wares!

While we're talking cons, we're also excited to announce we'll be performing at MarsCon (Virginia) for the first time this coming January!

Gigs and Kickstarters and New Music Videos, Oh My!

Greetings!

We've got a couple gigs coming up, two Kickstarters we'd like you to support, and a new music video in the works!

Gigs

Our next performances will be:

You'll note we are on a brief hiatus May-June due to Virginia Renaissance Faire, but that's a great opportunity to see our Saber's other band, Scales and Crosstones, perform!

Kickstarters to Support

Speaking of Scales and Crosstones, they are just about to launch a Kickstarter for their fourth album! You can be notified when it launches by RSVPing for this Facebook event.

We're also super excited to announce that we'll be part of the lineup of a brand-new, Richmond-based geek music festival called RavenConcert in September! But because it's brand-new, it needs your support to make sure it happens. Go back the Kickstarter today!

New Music Video Coming Soon

We recently recorded a new music video for our song "Bibliophilia." We had fun broadcasting the process on our new Twitch channel last week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss it when it goes live!

A friendly introduction

Greetings, new fans and followers. Please keep your seatbelts fastened and note these important safety announcements:

We're nerdy, dirty, feminist, funny, and queer, and we sing music representative of that.

 We can be found on:

We have two albums! They're available in digital format on Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon. The first one is more "Ren Faire folk" and 100% a cappella. Second one is more nerdy/filky and has some ukulele in there.

We do 10-12 live shows a year, at fandom conventions and DC/Baltimore area bars and variety shows. Our upcoming shows are always listed on our website.

At our live shows, we sell merch, including shirts, stickers, drinkware, dice, pins, and more. We don't have an online store for physical merch yet, so be sure to catch us in person to get that sweet, sweet swag!

We have been performing together for five years! How the time flies!

If you want to support us, thank you! Some ways to do that:
1. Tell your friends about our music!
2. Come to a show!
3. Buy our albums and merch!
4. Tell your favorite fandom con you want to see us perform there!
5. Post glowing reviews on iTunes, Google Play, etc.!
6. If you really, really want to, you can tip us via PayPal at misbehavinmaidens@gmail.com.

That's also the email address where you can contact us for booking information, etc.

Got a question not covered here? Hit us up via email, our web contact form, Twitter, or FB messenger.

Thank you for your attention. If you haven't already, go give some love to some of our favorite bands, The PDX Broadsides, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm, Jonathan Coulton, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Lucia Fasano, Molly Lewis, Julia Nunes, Scales and Crosstones, Pirates for Sail, and Amanda Palmer!

Tune In for Our Live Show ON THE INTERNET Feb. 3

Join us from your very own home/lair/dungeon/sky kingdom/underwater base/moon sanctuary for a LIVE SHOW on the INTERNET Saturday, February 3! We'll be singing some music (including a brand-new song!) and then doing our popular drinking game panel. You won't want to miss us rolling D20s and telling our favorite silly stories from conventions!

RSVP for the Facebook event to be alerted to the link to watch the broadcast.

"Ya gotta be there" for the panel - we will only be archiving the concert portion online afterwards.

Got a song request? Hit us up on The Twitter.

**Recommend 18+ audience. We will swear and sing about sex. A lot.**

Update Regarding Wicked Faire 2018

When we choose where to perform, we take a lot of things into consideration. We love reaching new audiences. We're eager to support diverse communities. We want to support events where we both love to attend AND love to perform. But sometimes things change after commitments are made.

In light of recent revelations regarding Wicked Faire and its founder, we have made the decision to cancel our appearance at Wicked Faire this year, and will not apply to perform at future JME events.

We’ve never canceled a con appearance before, and we did not make this decision lightly. We take pride in honoring our commitments. To our fans who had looked forward to seeing our shows and panels, and to con staff and volunteers who will have to make last-minute changes to schedules, printed materials, and room setups, we sincerely apologize.

However, as a band and as individuals, we could not, in good conscience, continue associating our name with this event. Please note that we won’t discuss the accusations on our social media channels, and we will delete comments about the accusations from this thread. There are legal issues at play here, so we ask that you please respect this request. There are other venues where they can be discussed, if you wish to do so.

In lieu of our Wicked Faire performances, we are planning a live-streamed concert and panel discussion Saturday, Feb. 3. The concert will be available to watch on our YouTube channel anytime after the show. We’ll be debuting at least one brand-new song during the show, and we’ll present one of our popular panels after the concert. Grab a drink and join us for some fun!

Thank you all for your understanding and continued support. We know our fans hold us to a high standard, and we work hard to live up to it.

Talk Like a Pirate Day Shenanigans

As a band that has been proudly ruining sea shanties for nigh on 5 years now, we had a blast performing on Talk Like a Pirate Day at The Limerick Pub.  We debuted the third of our newest songs from the past two months: "Mansplain Man," set to the tune of "Hanging Johnny." The crowd also laughed along with our other two newest: "Bibliophilia" and "Do You Take It Up the Ass?" (The latter written and made famous by Four Poofs and a Piano.) And best of all, the Limerick had 5 drink specials on our honor: the Mist-behavin' Maiden, the Rouge, the Velvet Saber, the Lucky Annie, and Blood of Flint's Enemies.

Our next show is Oct. 11 at the New Deal Café. Hope to see you there! 

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WE BOLDLY WENT

Thanks to Camp Variety Cabaret for including us as the Misbehavin' Crew of the USS Enterprise last night at WE BOLDLY GO: A CABARET WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE! It was so fun to don our new Starfleet uniforms and perform with so many passionate Trekkies.

Next up: Our Talk Like a Pirate Day show Sept. 19 at the Limerick Pub, and then we return to the New Deal Cafe on October 11! Plus more gigs in November!

Until then...four to beam out!

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2018. It's full of gigs!

We know it's only August and barely time to even bust out the Halloween decorations (not that that's stopping Rouge), and YET somehow our 2018 has already gotten very full! Which is amazing!

We're still waiting to announce one more gig (watch for that in the next few weeks), but we already have 10 gigs on the calendar for next year. WOW!

We're especially stoked to be making return appearances at RavenCon and Wicked Faire, two of our favorite cons!

On Pastius Revelio and supporting our transgender brothers and sisters

What. An. Amazing. Night.

Pastius Revelio: A Burlesque Tribute to Harry Potter was everything we remembered and hoped it would be, and so much more. Performing on the main stage of the Black Cat DC was so fucking rad, y'all. And what an amazing audience! 300 delightfully nerdy, twisted weirdos who clapped and laughed and hooted and hollered and FED OUR SOULS.

Big thanks to Evil League of EcdysiastsThe Palace ProductionsCherie Sweetbottom, and the entire cast of amazing and talented people. It was an honor to perform with you all. And thanks to Evan AKA Newt Scamander for running our merch booth!

And as icing on the cake...between giving our cut of Bandcamp sales and the physical CD sales at Pastius Revelio, we raised $300 for the Transgender Law Center. WOW. You all are amazing, and we are so thrilled to be able to support such an important cause in such a big way.

Want to see us again? Our next gigs are:
Sept. 15: We Boldly Go: A Cabaret Where No One Has Gone BeforeBlack Cat DC
Sept. 19: Misbehavin' Maidens Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, MD
Oct. 11: Misbehavin' Maidens Return to the New Deal Cafe! at New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt, MD