New Lyric Video / Special Acoustic Show in Anoka, MN on Mar-25

New lyric video for the Tina and the B-Sides “More Than That” track…it features some pics from our album release show at First Ave last May as well as some live footage from our show down in Marfa TX at the Trans-Pecos Music Festival…check it out on YouTube HERE
There is a very special acoustic show with Tina coming up in the fine city of Anoka! Tina will be doing the Wine, Women, and Song on Wed., March 25th at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Anoka, MN. Tickets range $20 – $24 Show at 7:30pm. Sharing the stage will be two other fine Minnesota singer-songwriters, Molly Maher and Katy Vernon. Check out the Shows page for more info

Barricade Album Release Party Photos

News Update

hello everyone…here is the latest news…
as you may know by now our new album Barricade is out now!!
check out our store to get yours if you haven’t already!
it’s available on iTunes and CD Baby

Saturday May 10th is our Album Release Show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
you can find tickets here

and also on the 10th, watch us on KARE 11 Sunrise Show on Saturday morning…we will be playing a couple of songs from our new album live in the studio

we are also happy to announce that we are playing the Twins Midwest Music Showcase series this year…
we are playing on Sept 17th you can get your tickets and more info here

Street Date for Barricade 4/22/14 + Album Release Show Announced!

we finally have everything off to print for our new album Barricade…some of you have received a download of our new record in advance thru PledgeMusic…unfortunately our campaign is over so the ‘official’ release date is for April 22nd…people who made a Pledge however will receive their copy of the CD around April 15th.

well we couldn’t be more excited about this record…besides the usual line-up, Tina, Laura, Jeremy, Troy and Ron we have a few other Minneapolis musicians contributing…Pete Sands (Hookers $ Blow), Ken Chastain (Greazy Meal), Matt Darling & Steve Kung (Hookers $ Blow), Molly Maher and Lola’s very own Hotties Jennifer Goforth and Natalie Carroll!
we also got to work with Andrija Tokic, who produced and mixed the Alabama Shakes, mix some songs for us and rounding it out for us is Patrik Tanner, who used to be in the band and produced Monster, produced the record with Tina.

we are also excited to announce that we will be having our Album Release Show on Saturday, May 10th at First Ave…some of you may know we’ve had just about every release show at First Ave and we are thrilled that we are back for this one….this show will be big with a few surprises and a few guests joining us…make sure to get your tickets early and stay tuned for more info!!

Just 4 Days Away from Exclusive Download Release of Barricade!

We are 4 days away from our Exclusive Download release of our new album ‘Barricade’!

For those of you that have made a pledge, you will receive our new album sent directly to you via download on Tue March 24th!!

if you haven’t made a pledge yet, this is your last chance to pre-order Barricade before the street date of April 22nd…

and we also have a show coming up for Tina and the Graceland Exiles on Friday March 28th at 7:30 at Reds Wine Bar

Come to Austin and See The B-Sides Live during SXSW!

We are very excited to announce that we will be playing down in Austin, TX during SXSW…however we will be playing SXSJ, it’s the mini festival in the parking lot of the Hotel San Jose on S. Congress…it is very cool and always has a great line-up…we play Sat March 15th at 12pm, noon! and we will also be playing at C-Boys Heart & Soul right down the street on S Congress on Fri Mar 14th…details to follow but be on the look out!!

One Of The Boys Show – Feb. 8 at Icehouse in Minneapolis

I am pleased to announce that on Feb. 8th i will be doing a special one off show for my One Of The Boys – Pinned Up EP

OOTB is a project that i did along with my good friend Patrik Tanner…i got a chance to get outside my comfort zone (in more ways than one) with this EP by doing cover songs from some of Minnesota’s most famous sons…featuring songs by Soul Ayslum, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, Bob Dylan, Prince and the Replacements…this was purely a labor of love, a tribute to the Minneapolis music scene that helped shape me…

Joining me will be Patrik Tanner (guitar), Jon James (bass), Pete Sands (keyboards) and Ron Caron (drums)

Along with playing the songs from this EP, we will be doing the songs of some of my other favorite men in music, the music i grew up with…this will be a different show, not the B-Sides, not Lola, but it will be Tina!! i hope you can make it!!


Artist rekindles late ’80s and early ’90s rock-and-roll favorites with a female flare

Minneapolis, MN Acclaimed rock-and-roll front woman Tina Schlieske is debuting her newest band, One Of The Boys, and releasing a 6 song album titled Pinned Up on November 12th. The offering is a collection of covers by Soul Asylum, Husker Du, The Jayhawks, Prince, The Replacements and Bob Dylan from a uniquely female perspective.

“I wanted to pay tribute to the musical era I grew up with”, says Schlieske. “When I first started out the Minneapolis rock scene was very male dominated. It wasn’t easy competing on the sacred ground that all these men had established. I respected and admired all of them. When Patrik and I sat down to talk about this record I knew I wanted to bring a Femme Fatale type of feel to the songs, something that would be the antithesis of who I am when it comes to music.”

Tina flew from Santa Barbara to Minneapolis, home of her first band the award winning B-Sides, to cut Pinned Up. She partnered with friend and musician Patrik Tanner (guitars, drums, percussion, piano) who produced, recorded and mixed the album at Dark One Studios. Fellow local musician Jon James joined on bass and Wurlitzer piano.

“I wanted to sing in a higher key so I couldn’t rely on old vocal habits, and we kept the overall production very minimal”, says Tina. “It’s a very different album for me in look and sound, one that I’m really proud of. You could say it turned out to be my love letter to Minneapolis.”

Tina, a successful solo artist and front woman in multiple bands has toured with Double Trouble and has opened for artists such as Lenny Kravitz, The Wallflowers, Indigo Girls and Etta James. She has collaborated with Stewart Copeland and Me’Shell Ndegeocello, and has had multiple songs featured in commercials and major movie soundtracks.

With music as her lifeblood, and two states she calls home, Tina currently plays with a wide range of local bands and high-profile colleagues, including: the reunited Tina & The B-Sides (who are releasing their new album in early 2014), Lola & The Red Family Band, and Tina Schlieske & The Graceland Exiles. She also contributed a killer rendition of Joe Cocker’s “With A Little Help From My Friends” on the new Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven by Vanguard Records, which features Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Shelby Lynne, She & Him, Ron Sexsmith, Rickie Lee Jones, Joseph Arthur, and founder Victoria Williams. Providing a fresh take on songs old and new, Tina Schlieske has not only become one of the boys, she continually pushes the boundaries of music.

The Red Christmas Album

The Red Christmas Album released by Lola and The Red Hots back in 2002 is available again just in time for the holiday season.

You can buy it via CDBaby.

Here’s what Chris Riemenschneider (Star Tribune of the Twin Cities) had to say about the album back in 2002:

If there are any Tina Schlieske fans among us who still don’t know that Lola & the Red Hots is an alter-ego project of the former B-Sides frontwoman, then have I got a nice little Christmas item to put under your tree.

Tina and her band of merry crankers have just put out their first real CD after about five years of semi-secretive live shows. That the all-for-fun all-star band is debuting with a holiday album called “Have Yourself a Red Little Christmas” seems fitting.
“It was the perfectly fun thing to do with this band,” Schlieske said by phone Tuesday from her home in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Started during the B-Sides’ mid-’90s heyday, when things had gotten a little too serious for Tina’s troupe, Lola & the Red Hots today includes former B-Siders Laura Schlieske (sis) and Troy Norton (guitar), singers Jennifer Goforth and Natalie Carroll, plus local everywhere-men Dave Russ, Tom Peterson, Jimmy Kennedy and David Hitone.

Tina said she has always wanted to do a holiday CD. “I’m a sucker for ’em,” she said. In keeping with all things Lola, the band plays loose and from-the-hip with “Winter Wonderland,” “Blue Christmas” and a thankfully E-Street-less “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

Lola and The Red Family Band, the 2013 iteration of the project, has a show coming up on Dec. 14 at The Cabooze.

Lola and The Red Family Band Christmas Show Dec. 14 @ The Cabooze – Minneapolis

Lola and The Red Family Band return to the stage at The Cabooze in Minneapolis on Saturday December 14th for a Christmas show. Come out and celebrate the holiday season with your Lola. Show info can be found below…

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