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Go Betty Go

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  • Formed: Glendale, CA
  • Years Active: 2000s

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All Music Guide:

The spunky and aggressive pop-punk sounds of Go Betty Go first blasted out of a Glendale, CA, garage in 2001. Sisters Nicolette and Aixa Vilar (lead vocals and drums, respectively), guitarist Betty Cisneros, and bassist Michelle Rangel gigged hard around the area and began turning heads in both the Latin community and L.A. rock scene. Go Betty Go inked a deal with SideOneDummy Records in the fall of 2003, and their debut EP, Worst Enemy, was issued the following spring. They toured seemingly nonstop from coast to coast behind it before entering the studio with producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly) to lay down a full-length album. The resulting record, Nothing Is More, was released in September 2005, but when Go Betty Go suddenly canceled the end of their supporting tour, rumors began to circulate that they were breaking up. Though that was not the case, Nicolette did ultimately exit the band's ranks in early 2006 and the remaining gals found her replacement by May in new lead singer Emily Wynne-Hughes.

Wikipedia:

Go Betty Go is an all-girl pop punk band from Los Angeles that, along with bands such as Union 13, Los Abandoned and Left Alone, were prominent in the southern California Chicano Punk scene in the mid-2000s.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

History[edit]

The band formed in Glendale, California in 2001 and originally consisted of sisters Nicolette Vilar (lead vocals) and Aixa Vilar (drums) along with Michelle Rangel (bass) and Betty Cisneros (guitar). The name originates from a phrase the band used to chant to try to get guitarist, Betty Cisneros, to start a song.

The band released two CDs for SideOneDummy Records. The first was "Worst Enemy" in 2004. The second was "Nothing Is More", produced by Flogging Molly’s Ted Hutt, in 2005. They also took part in the Warped Tours of 2004 and 2005.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Notability[edit]

They have received favorable attention in the press, such as:

"The next Go-Gos Los Angeles music industry insiders are all abuzz about all-girl punk band Go Betty Go" (Indiana Gazette),"Nothing Is More showcases Go Betty Go as a versatile group able to swing effortlessly from speed-punk workouts to mellow ballads" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and San Antonio Express News),"One song they wrote during those sessions was I'm From L.A., which would become the Glendale band's anthem, a song so pouty, smart and rollicking it could fit in with the Go-Go's proud brand of earlier L.A. girl power" (Los Angeles Times),"they bang out the snappiest three-chord tunes around" (Newsweek),"A steady stream of club dates and prominent write-ups in L.A. Weekly and La Opinion have led to a spot on the testosterone-fueled Warped Tour and label deal with SideOneDummy Records." (Springfield News Leader),"head to the King King for that super hot girl group Go Betty Go" (Los Angeles Times) and"Similar hype should surround Go Betty Go after strong showings at Hard Rock Cafe and Emo's Annex" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Featured Works:

Their single, 'C'mon,' from their 'The Worst Enemy EP' album was featured in the Burnout 3: Takedown video game.

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Line-up changes[edit]

In February 2006, lead vocalist Nicolette Vilar left the band causing the band to cancel the end of their current tour. After holding auditions, in May 2006 a replacement was found in Emily Wynne-Hughes.

In August 2007, bassist Michelle Rangel posted an announcement on the band's web site stating that she was leaving the band. A replacement was found in Phil Buckman, who is currently playing bass with Filter.

The band reunited with the original four band members in July 2012.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

American Idol[edit]

In January 2009, the band's lead singer, Emily Wynne-Hughes, auditioned for American Idol during its eighth season, where she sang "Barracuda". She passed the audition but was eliminated during the Hollywood round.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

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