Lucia Fasano

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Lucia Fasano
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresFolk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter, Comedy
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, comedian, musician, writer, actress, YouTuber
Instrumentsmandolin, ukulele
Years active1999–present
Associated actsThe Doubleclicks, Sammus, The Thermals
Websiteluciafasano.com

Lucia Fasano (born February 1, 1993)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, comedian, actress, comic book writer, cartoonist, and writer based in Los Angeles, California.[2] Fasano co-created and co-stars (with The Doubleclicks's Angela Webber) in the web series Catty B's.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Fasano was born in Los Angeles, California,[5] to filmmaker John Fasano and screenwriter Cynthia Cirile. She attended college at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.[6]

Career[edit]

Music[edit]

Fasano's music career began with her Los Angeles-based indie rock band Shady Characters, who self-released EP in 2010 and Sunny Days in 2012.[7] Fasano's first solo album was recorded in Portland, Oregon and produced by Larry Crane.[3] Nerd-folk music duo The Doubleclicks created their own independent record label Doubleclicks Records and their first album was Fasano's debut, Radio Silence. The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the album was funded 228 percent with the original goal set by the Webbers at $3,000. However, $6,858 was received.[8] Her music has been described as "P.J. Harvey meets Neutral Milk Hotel."[3] Her follow-up record, produced by Hutch Harris, is forthcoming.

Snakes On The Radio[edit]

On August 16, 2016, it was announced that both The Doubleclicks and Lucia Fasano would begin their tour Snakes On The Radio in the cities Santa Clara, California, Oakland, California, Burbank, California, West Hollywood, California, and Portland, Oregon.[9] The Doubleclicks said they would play both their old songs and newer songs from their latest album President Snakes. Lucia Fasano would play songs from their debut album Radio Silence.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21] The last show is a CD release party at the new Portland, Oregon comic book store Books With Pictures for Fasano's album Radio Silence which will also feature Barbara Holm and Kyle McCormick.[9]

Comedy[edit]

On November 7, 2015, Fasano performed at the monthly comedy showcase Quirktastic alongside Bri Pruett.[22] On December 2, 2015, she performed at another monthly comedy showcase Comedy In Space! with Jeremy Eli, Dan Weber, Barbara Holm, and Bri Pruett.[23] On August 24, 2016, she joined the hosts Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker of Maximum Fun podcast Lady to Lady for the episode "Just One Groove".[24]

Twitter[edit]

Fasano's online social networking service Twitter account was named the "funniest twitter" by American indie rock band The Thermals.[4] On December 22, 2015, one of Fasano's tweets on Twitter was listed among "The Funniest Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tweets" covering the U.S. theater release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.[25] On March 6, 2016, Mashable's Sandra Gonzales ranked one of her tweets fifth on her favorite tweets covering the Downton Abbey series finale.[26] On June 15, 2016, Pajiba's Vivian Kane listed one of her tweets among the "pun possibilities" on the initial news of English actor Tom Hiddleston and American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.[27]

Comics[edit]

In addition to regularly publishing cartoons on online magazine The Higgs Weldon,[28] Fasano's comics writing will be featured in an upcoming anthology from Image Comics entitled Where We Live, with art from former Rat Queens artist Tess Fowler.[29]

Reception[edit]

Alternative weekly The Portland Mercury's Alison Hallett cited Fasano's advice in her beginner's guide on stand-up comedy at an open mic.[30] Alternative weekly The Portland Mercury's Barbara Holm cited her as an example of a feminist comedian who "[o]n a local level [...] use humor to empower women through art."[31] The Mary Sue's Teresa Jusino praised her YouTube video on Mad Max: Fury Road character Imperator Furiosa.[32] Alternative weekly Willamette Week's Matthew Singer listed Lucia Fasano on the ballot for Portland's "Best New Band" in 2014—2016.[33][34][35]

Discography[edit]

Media appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Auteur Theory Grim Reaper - The Crap Shoot of Life [38]
2006 The Legend of Butch & Sundance Cantina Girl [38][39]
2015-Present Catty B's Host 16 episodes
2016 Portlandia LASIK Girl [3][38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lucia Fasano (February 1, 2016). "24th Birthday on Twitter". Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  2. ^ ""I Live in LA Again"". Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Geek Portland staff (June 8, 2016). "Troubadour Believers w/ The Doubleclicks, Allie Goertz, Lucia Fasano & Barbara Holm". Geek Portland. Drupal. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Pipelineadmin (July 13, 2016). "#NerdNightOut Presents The Doubleclicks @ Doug Fir Lounge". PDX Pipeline. PDX Pipeline. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Hallett, Alison (April 23, 2014). "Grrrl Style Now". The Portland Mercury. Index Publishing. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucia-fasano-bba972139. Retrieved May 27, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ name="Bandcamp" https://shadycharacters.bandcamp.com/. Retrieved May 27, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Vondersmith, Jason (September 12, 2016). "Oregon Local News - Bits & Pieces". Portland Tribune. Pamplin Media Group. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c Angela (August 16, 2016). "West Coast Tour with Lucia Fasano!". The Doubleclicks. WordPress. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Bay Area Parent staff. "The Doubleclicks at EndGame with Lucia Fasano". Bay Area Parent. Bay Area Parent. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  11. ^ DoLA staff. "The Doubleclicks, Lucia Fasano in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen". DoLA. DOLA. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  12. ^ Evensi staff. "19 SEP 2016: The Doubleclicks & Lucia Fasano in Oakland @ EndGame". Evensi. Evensi. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  13. ^ Eventhint staff. "The Doubleclicks & Lucia Fasano in Burbank". Eventhint. Eventhint.com. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  14. ^ Eye Spy LA staff. "Eye Spy LA Music Entertainment - The Doubleclicks at Genghis Cohen with Lucia Fasano in West Hollywood". Eye Spy LA. Eye Spy LA. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  15. ^ Eye Spy LA staff. "Eye Spy LA Music Activity - The Doubleclicks at Geeky Teas with Lucia Fasano in Burbank". Eye Spy LA. Eye Spy LA. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  16. ^ L.A. Parent staff. "The Doubleclicks In Concert With Lucia Fasano". L.A. Parent. Epstein Custom Media, Inc. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  17. ^ LANightLife.com staff. "The Doubleclicks at Genghis Cohen with Lucia Fasano Event". LANightLife.com. LANightlife.com Community. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  18. ^ Lizzbert. "Happy Wednesday! GeekCraft Expo Seattle and Food Porn". Jeepers. WordPress. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  19. ^ Nightlinx staff. "The Doubleclicks at Illusive Comics with Lucia Fasano in Santa Clara, CA - 2016". Nightlinx. NightLinx. Retrieved September 15, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ SF Station staff. "The Doubleclicks at EndGame with Lucia Fasano - Oakland, CA at EndGame". SF Station. SF Station - San Francisco's Independent City Guide. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  21. ^ Things To Do In Santa Clara, CA This Weekend staff. "The Doubleclicks at Illusive Comics with Lucia Fasano". Things To Do In Santa Clara, CA This Weekend. ThingsToDoInSantaClaraCA.com. Retrieved September 15, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ Spitz, Enid (November 3, 2015). "What to Watch on Portland Stages Nov. 4-10". Willamette Week. City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  23. ^ Spitz, Enid (December 7, 2015). "Portland Oldest Improv and Classic Carols: What to See on Portland's Stages Dec. 2-8". Willamette Week. City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  24. ^ Janove, David (August 24, 2015). "EP. 189 "Just One Groove" ft. Lucia Fasano". Lady to Lady. Maximum Fun. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  25. ^ Paste staff (December 22, 2015). "The Funniest Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tweets". Paste. Wolfgang's Vault. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  26. ^ Gonzales, Sandra (March 7, 2016). "'Downton Abbey' fans deal with their grief by imaging hilarious alternate endings". Mashable. Mashable.com. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  27. ^ Kane, Vivian (August 13, 2015). "Never Cross an Angry, Drunken Horde of Taylor Swift Fans & Lindsay Lohan Dined and Dashed In Greece". Pajiba. Pajiba.com. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  28. ^ "The Higgs Weldon". Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  29. ^ "Twitter". Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  30. ^ Hallett, Alison (July 14, 2014). "Alison Does Standup: A Beginner's Guide to Open Mic Comedy. Kind Of". The Portland Mercury. Index Publishing. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  31. ^ Holm, Barbara (September 13, 2013). "My Least Favorite Piece of Misogyny This Week: Sluts and Slytherins Edition". The Portland Mercury. Index Publishing. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  32. ^ Jusino, Teresa (September 3, 2015). "Lucia Fasano Sets Her Love of Imperator Furiosa to Music". The Mary Sue. Dan Abrams. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  33. ^ Singer, Matthew (May 15, 2014). "Best New Band 2014: The Ballots". Willamette Week. City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  34. ^ Singer, Matthew (May 14, 2015). "Best New Band 2015: The Ballots". Willamette Week. City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  35. ^ Singer, Matthew (March 9, 2016). "Best New Band 2016: The Ballots". Willamette Week. City of Roses Newspapers. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  36. ^ "Lucia Fasano - Radio Silence". Discogs.com. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  37. ^ "Radio Silence (Explicit)". Amazon. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  38. ^ a b c "Lucia Fasano - IMDb". IMDb. amazon.com. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  39. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (2013). Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-7864-6372-5.

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