Shiragirl is the musical lovechild of The Ramones and Madonna. With deep roots on the East Coast, this "Punk Rock Madonna" has a new release for 2018. The 6-song EP Brooklyn Goes Hollywood was produced by Tim Armstrong (Rancid, The Transplants, Pink) and John King (Dust Brothers, Beastie Boys, Beck). The lead single, "Get Em Hot," is featured on the official Vans Warped Tour Compilation for the tour's final cross country run. 2018 also brought the return of the infamous Shiragirl Stage, to selected Warped Tour dates.
As the legend goes, a young, determined Shira showed up to the Vans Warped Tour in her iconic pink RV, creating her own stage and performing atop her RV with her band, Shiragirl. After receiving a rousing crowd response, Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman invited Shira to return the following summer to host the official Shiragirl Stage featuring female artists, accomplishing her mission to inspire and empower women by providing a platform for creative expression. The Shiragirl Stage went on to host over 200 female-fronted bands, many making their Warped debuts, including Paramore on their first ever tour, and the legendary Joan Jett.
Shira broke into the boys club, and made Punk Rock history. Shiragirl’s story was featured in the book Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years On The Road With The Vans Warped Tour. She also received an MTV Warpie Award, and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Warped Tour Time Capsule Exhibit.
Shiragirl went on to rocked stages across North America, including support slots for Rancid, NOFX, and Juliette Lewis. In 2017, Shiragirl shot a music video for her single "RESIST" at the Women’s March, and was invited back to play the 2018 Women's March. Recently, Shira's original one-woman show, Hot Dates, won the Producer’s Encore Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Hot Dates details memorable moments in the life of a Bisexual Jewish American Ivy League Punk Rock Pothead Princess. Shiragirl travels far and wide, but her soul will always be Forever Warped.