Raining Jane Press Coverage
Latest Press Coverage
FEEDING THE SOUL CD RELEASE PARTY IS CONCERT FOR THE CAUSE - January 2, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE - March 31, 2006
RAINING JANE IN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - January 19, 2006
NARM MAKES THE MOST OF A DOWN YEAR - August 27, 2005
"Retail Track was lucky enough to catch a sterling performance by Raining Jane."
RAINING JANE OPENS FOR CITIZEN COPE & MAKTUB - April 2005
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY - April 2005
SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - April 2005
OGDEN, UTAH - April 2005
COLLEGE OF EASTERN UTAH - March 2005
RAINING JANE INTERVIEW WITH "JUPITER INDEX" - April 2005
Jupiter Index Web Magazine
As a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas, Jupiter Index offers a place on the World Wide Web where music lovers can go to experience a fresh take on music, something uncommon and genuine. This season, they are featuring Raining Jane in a full-length interview. Read up on a range of band facts, from the basics, to thoughts on their new album and touring.
CLICK HERE to go to the site. Then CLICK ON "EMERGING MUSIC" to read the article.
RAINING JANE WRITES AS A TEAM - Mar. 6, 2005
The Republican Newspaper
Local Massachusettes newspaper writes about the band, promoting their show at Western New England College.
CLICK HERE to read the article.
CONNECT @ UCLA - Nov. 15, 2004
UCLA Alumni E-Newsletter
Raining Jane can be seen on the front page of this UCLA Alumni E-publication. CLICK HERE to read a recent interview with the band, as they reflect on their UCLA roots and what's ahead as they pursue their dream of making a career in music.
SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
by Bill Frost
If there's a middle ground between Ani DiFranco and Dave Matthews, it's Los Angeles' Raining Jane, an eclectic all-female foursome who count no Janes among them (ain't that always the way?). Between their soaring harmonies and tendency to veer into folk, rock, funk or even hip-hop as the mood strikes, the band fit into no easy categories and still remain as comfortable as an afghan - so really, more Ani than Dave."
MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE
by Daniel Siwek & Mike Moore
"Raining Jane, the band that started off as a cute college girl group with a few groovy songs here and there, has become a full-fledged touring machine that can churn out engaging roots-rock numbers and command residency appointments at such upscale venues as the Temple Bar in Santa Monica. The former UCLA coeds will play their second monthly gig at T-Bar on March 16, and will continue to perform the third Tuesday of each month through May. And if you like what you hear on the 16th, be sure to pick up their new release Live at Cayuga Vault, which features live versions of favorites like IM Love in addition to new studio track 'Brave Face.'"
THE NEW TIMES MAGAZINE
by Beth Bloom
"This four-member LA-based girl group seems the creation of some miraculous wondertwins experiment combining the raucous vibe of Sleater Kinney with the always-on harmonies of the Indigo Girls. True, true. Ever a treat is an unexpected Aaliyah cover --so don't expect it, but do respect it. True, true."
THE DAILY BRUIN
by Angela Lu
The highlight of the evening was the performance of UCLA alum band Raining Jane, an all-female group and the third-place winner. In the first half of its set, Raining Jane played calm, endearing, longing-for-home music with two acoustic guitars, a cello, and a 3-part vocal harmony all perfectly matched and tuned. In the second half, the girls broke free from their gentler side into empowering songs about overcoming obstacles, especially in romantic relationships.
In Raining Jane's show-stopping finale, "Fashionable," drummer Mona Tavakoli began rapping, "You wear me out, I look better without you," while beating her Cajon drum as if it were the guy who had done her wrong. This attitude-filled song transformed the three vocalists into En Vogue. The song was aggressive and shocking, and a crowd favorite. Toward the end of the song, Raining Jane broke into a cover of the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." The girls of Raining Jane took on Mick Jagger's testosterone-filled complaint and made it a woman's song. Raining Jane's set ended with deafening cheers and claps.
THE SAN JOSE MERCURY
By Marian Liu
"They are musical Jekylls and Hydes. By morning they teach volleyball, coach debate, design DVDs, and report community news. But by dusk, these women rock as raining jane. This funky, folk, rock, hip-hop band from Los Angeles visits the Bay Area for three shows this weekend. While still unsigned, the band is gaining a cult following, and two of its songs are getting [radio] play in clubs and coffee shops. Together, they sound like a jam session of the Indigo Girls, Dave Matthews and Missy Elliott."
THE L.A. MUSIC SCENE
By Seth Schwartz
Raining Jane's recent show at the Mint was standing room at best. The next day the group played the LA Sports Arena for the 90th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America. Their chemistry is undeniable. When these four women come together they produce lighthearted pop rock sound with an independent flare. Vocal harmonies and quirky fun lyrics separate them from the norm. The bands self-released album features 10 songs (one Ani Difranco cover) and has the unique quality of getting better with each listening.
SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL
By Christina Teller
"Chaska Potter entered her last gig like a rock star. From the tunnel, she and her raining jane bandmates emerged into the darkened Arco Arena to play for 17,000 people at the opening ceremonies of the Davis Volleyball Festival. Thursday raining jane will play at the Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz in front of a few hundred."
AOL'S DIGITAL CITY
By Garrett Kemps
Raining Jane is an ensemble of optimistic, spirited young faces. Formerly named Chrysalis, the group has been entertaining crowds all over LA for a few years and shows few signs of slowing down. Inspired by new rock heroes like Dave Matthews and Ani DiFranco, Raining Jane's music is funky and fun, celebrating a new outlook for the new millennium. Among the group are graduates from UCLA where the band enjoyed a cushy tenure as a campus favorite. With one self-titled release, the group is taking the world by storm mainly with their live act. Their set sweeps across a landscape of instrumental combinations from simple hand clapping to all out garage-rock jams. With smart, motivational songs, they invite their audience to participate in the sound coming from the stage.
MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE
By Mike Moore
"Sometimes folkie, sometimes funky, the ladies of Raining Jane consistently churn out engaging multi-instrumental rock music highlighted by an intriguing use of dynamics and spot-on harmony vocals. While Raining Jane's collective instrumental prowess is impressive, it's their sense of humor and tendancy to induce mass sing-alongs that keep people coming back."