Splice three parts musical chops and two parts ‘we don’t give a f*ck’ with an unabashed affection for catchy songs in all their cheesy, head-banging, sing-along glory, then turn the whole mess up to 11. That’s Karaoke Apocalypse with The Dead Motley Sex Maidens.

Founded in 2004 by Austin music stalwarts Chepo Pena and Adam Tyner — and rounded out with Chris Nine and Mario Alvarez, the Sex Maidens are Austin’s #1 live karaoke band. And it’s no surprise. These musicians cut their teeth on the best of Austin bands: Sincola, Gomez, David Garza, Pop Unkown, Milton Mapes, Amy Cook (Pena); Nathan Hamilton and Rockland Eagles (Tyner); High Watt Crucifixers (Alvarez); Manhole and Georgian Company (Nine).

With a ever growing catalog of punk, rock, and hair metal classics from the ’70s and ’80s — from “Suffragette City” to “Run to the Hills” to “I Wanna Be Your Dog” and more – the Sex Maidens transform civilians into rock stars in three magic minutes. This is not your sister-in-laws karaoke, unless your sister-in-law happens to be a video vixen. To ensure that Karaoke Apocalypse doesn’t explode into full-blown chaos, the show is (partially) kept on the rails by a bevy of hostesses: Ruby Lamb of Satan’s Cheerleaders fame, the luminous Sarah Clark  of Pearlescent, Stella from pop-punk legends Cruiserweight, and author/Rollergirl Melicious.


AC/DC – TNT Agent Orange – Bloodstains Alice Cooper – The Black Widow Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen Bad Religion – 21st Century Digital Boy Beastie Boys – Sabotage Big Boys – Fun Fun Fun Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl Black Flag – TV Party Black Sabbath – War Pigs Blondie – Hangin on the Telephone Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin for You Blur – Song 2 Breeders, The – Cannonball Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love Cheap Trick – Dream Police Church, The – Reptile Clash, The – Train In Vain Cult, The – Fire Woman Cure, The – Boys Don’t Cry Damned, The – Love Song Damned, The – New Rose Danzig – She Rides Danzig – Twist of Cain David Bowie – Queen Bitch David Bowie – Moonage Daydream David Bowie – The Jean Genie Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer Dead Kennedys – Holiday in Cambodia Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck Off Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl Deep Purple – Highway Star Def Leppard – Bringing on the Heartbreak’ Def Leppard – Foolin’ Descendents – Bikeage Devo – Uncontrollable Urge Dio – Holy Diver Dio – The Last in Line Dramarama – Anything Anything Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon Elastica – Connection Electric Six – Gay Bar Elvis Costello – Peace, Love, and Understanding Faith No More – From Out of Nowhere Faith No More – Surprise! You’re Dead! Foo Fighters – I’ll Stick Around Fugazi – Waiting Room Garbage – I Think I’m Paranoid Heart – Alone Hedwig & The Angry Inch – Angry Inch Hole – Violet Hum – Stars Icicle Works – Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) INXS – Don’t Change Iron Maiden – The Trooper Iron Maiden – Wasted Years Jam, The – In The City Jane’s Addiction – Mountain Song Jawbreaker – Boxcar Journey – Any Way You Want It Judas Priest – Hellbent for Leather Judas Priest – Living After Midnight Kim Wilde – Kids in America KISS – Strutter L7 – Shitlist Le Tigre – Deceptacon Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song Letters to Cleo – Here and Now Liz Phair – Supernova Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People MC5 – Kick Out The Jams Metallica – Creeping Death Ministry – Thieves Minor Threat – Minor Threat Misfits – Astro Zombies Misfits – London Dungeon Misfits – Where Eagles Dare Missing Persons – Words Motorhead – Ace of Spades Nena – 99 Red Balloons Nirvana – Breed Nirvana – Drain You Nirvana – School Ozzy Osbourne – Mr. Crawley Pantera – Fucking Hostile Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell Pixies – Wave of Mutilation Pixies – Where Is My Mind Pixies – Head On Plimsouls, The – A Million Miles Away Police, The – Next To You Police, The – Synchronicity II Pretenders – Brass in Pocket Primitives, The – Crash Queen – Under Pressure Quiet Riot – Bang Your Head (Metal Health) Radiohead – Creep Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop Ramones – Spider-Man Ratt – You’re In Love Replacements, The – Alex Chilton Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK Slayer – South of Heaven Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet with Butterfly Wings Smiths, The – There is a Light That Never Goes Out Stooges, The – Search and Destroy Soundgarden – Outshined Sweet – Ballroom Blitz Sweet – Fox on the Run Talking Heads – Psycho Killer Tenacious D – Wonderboy Til Tuesday – Voices Carry U2 – I Will Follow Van Halen – Panama Van Halen – You Really Got Me Violent Femmes – Add It Up