"I've been silent for too long, I may have forgotten how to speak, but if I stare at you for long enough, my mind just might spring a leak...Because words, they seem so empty now, you cough them up and they fall right on the ground, you spend your time scribbling on the silence just for the sake of making sound"
Originally from Silver City, New Mexico, Minda Lacy has been creating music for nearly her entire life. She started playing guitar at eight, learning songs and writing her own. Her head was filled with Joan Baez, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin. Her placenta was made of the sticky fabric of the forgotten dreams of Bob Dylan. Her mother is half space alien and she once lived in a hole in the ground. All of these have impacted the musician she has become.
Minda is a lyrical, astute singer/songwriter, in the tradition of the blues and Americana, influenced by punk and classic rock. Her lyrics walk a fine line between philosophical meandering and verses so insightful they cut right to the atriums of the heart. Her work is a contemplation of just how hard it can be to connect with people, and how vital that is. It speaks to the ways we try to figure out who we are in the first place, and the reasons we are even here at all.
After first moving to the Pacific Northwest in the fall of 2012 Minda lived in Olympia Washington for three years. During her time in Olympia she played with punk musicians, rockers, and other singer songwriters, and began to refine her own musical interests. Now based out of Southeast Portland, OR, Minda has been focused on her solo work as well as several collaborations. The most prominent of these is a reformed iteration of her original New Mexican rock band, Bitches in the Beehive, which has been described as “a folk rock band with vaguely morbid psychedelic undertones and a light-hearted sweetness reminiscent of a cool breeze blowing through a chinchillas belly fur.”
In fall of 2015 she released her first solo album, Owl Faces, and her second EP Worms in October 2017 on Outfield Records in Olympia.
The Jade Lounge- Sunday February 25th at 8 PM
"We're dying in the sunshine, we're dying in the rain and some are dying faster but we're dying all the same, and it often really blows to just sit and decompose... But only sometimes"
Bitches In The Beehive is a genre bending folk rock band Minda Lacy started with her bassist Caleb Kalisher in Silver City New Mexico in 2011. The instrumentation ranges anywhere from drums, bass, guitar and vocals to all that plus accordion, violin and kazoo. They're music has been described as a vaguely morbid psychedelic folk with a light hearted sweetness reminiscent of a cool breeze blowing through a chinchillas belly fur. They currently reside in Portland Oregon and play frequent shows in various Portland venues.
August 19th- The Heretic House- 6:00 PM
September 8th- The Alberta Street Pub- 9:00 PM
September 9th- The Tardis Room- 11:00 PM