Interviews

Kate Pierson, the B-52's Redheaded Siren, Talks Top Chef, Cyndi Lauper, and Vinyl

Kate Pierson was on her second cup of coffee in her Woodstock, New York, home when we called her to chat. The redheaded singer of the B-52's is way more than a big voice, bouffant, and bellbottoms, she also owns, runs, and decorates two hotels with her partner Monica. Lazy Meadow is located in upstate New York, and their newest venture is an Airstream oasis in Landers, California, Kate's Lazy Desert near Joshua Tree, the Andromeda Astrological Society, and the Integratron

Pierson spends time off the road enjoying fruit from her garden, appearing on Top Chef, preparing for a solo album, and postulating the future of digital music. She'll be recreating the atmosphere of the legendary "Love Shack" and feeding us audio "Rock Lobster" this Wednesday night in Hollywood at the Hard Rock Live with the rest of the B-52's. 

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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