Jocelyn Simone one bad ass babe who loves everything she does. Simone works full time alongside Chelsey Pickthorn running PICKTHORN, one of the city’s buzziest hair salons, known for the perfect platinum and custom, hand-painted color. The salon has a fair amount of crossover with the music world, Simone spends a lot of her time going from venue to venue gathering bands to play the salon’s annual COLOR ME BUSHWICK music and hair festival during Bushwick Open Studios (last year’s recap video below). Recently, Simone has also started working with Atlantic Records in A&R, finding the next biggest bands and facilitating connection with the label.
We asked her a handful of questions about music and why the local scene. Read them and listen to her rock-loving playlist below.
What does “punk” mean to you?
PUNK MEANS YOU BEING YOU.
If you had to live on repeat for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
The Ravonettes : Lust Lust Lust
What is your favorite venue?
PICKTHORN, during CMB! We get to host bands in the most intimate of place ever…
AND FOR SURE The Doug Fir in Portland, OR!! 300 person capacity. The happy hour and food upstairs in the restaurant + its connected to the Jupiter Hotel for wild nights!
What was the last show you saw?
Cannons + Night Things at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles
What is the next show you are seeing?
Sunflower Bean at the Bowery Ballroom 2.25.16!!
What’s the most memorable live show you’ve seen?
I’ve been to like 1,000 shows its crazy… I have to pick a few it’s too hard. Prezident Brown. Katy Perry. The Ravonettes. Foreigner. Motley Crue. Tim McGraw. Justin Timberlake. Prince. Santana. Stryper. Buju Banton. Dierks Bentley.
What’s your “going up to bat” song?
YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Y CONTROL
What are your favorite and least favorite things about the local music scene?
The support of the community and bands supporting other bands. Least favorite is that not enough people spend the time and money to discover new music.
How do you think the ease of access to (free) music via the internet has shaped music today?
It’s wonderful to have access to any and all music: but I miss the Tower Records day, where you would put headphones on in the new release booth and skip though and preview the CDs that came out, and then you bought one!