January 28th, 2014

Swan Sovereign band promo poster

We (Lara, McKinley and Stephanie) are excited to announce we have recently started a new band called Swan Sovereign.

It is significantly different from Dirty Martini — different enough to necessitate the name change. Steph plays drums, McKinley plays bass and Lara plays guitar. We hope you’ll join us for our official debut show on February 15th with special guests The Cabin Project.

Here’s some info on the band:

Swan Sovereign is a Portland, Oregon trio with punchy, defiant pop songs and harmonies so buttery that you’ll forget to be offended by the bossy lyrics. Stephanie, Lara and McKinley are a tight, spare unit with compact songs that burst from dead quiet into tantrums and back down.

Their old band Dirty Martini was gloomy, introspective and rain-soaked. Swan Sovereign is more like a dance party on a sunny day in Antarctica - bright and blinding, with snowballs flying and a bit of blood on the ice from playing too rough. Swan Sovereign songs about interrogation, family secrets and organized rebellion cut clean and deep. Then they rub salt in with mean 60s girl group harmonies. It leaves a pretty pink scar.

We will debut new songs and twist up some old ones at Doug Fir on Saturday, February 15th 2014.

Go to our Go to our Swan Sovereign Facebook Page and Like us !

Swan Sovereign
Saturday, Febraury 15th
Doug Fir Lounge
The Cabin Project opens
$13 adv $15 dos

2013 SUMMER DATES: Riverbend Concert Series

June 4th, 2013

In addition to writing material for a new album both the full electric band and the acoustic trio will be out playing several dates this summer (dates and venues to be announced soon). To kick things off we’d like to announce our appearance at the Riverbend Live Concert series. Located in the beautiful Riverbend park in Winston, Oregon, the event is free to the public. The show kicks off at 7pm.

July 19th, 2013
Riverbend Live Concert Series
Located in Winston, Oregon

2013 NEWS!

November 13th, 2012

It’s been a while but Dirty Martini will return to the stage this February for a special acoustic trio performance. DM will be sharing the bill with Stephanie Schneiderman and 45th Parallel String Quartet. Make your reservations soon!

Saturday, Feburary 2nd
Jimmy Maks in Portland, OR
Featuring Dirty Martini acoustic trio
9:00pm Stephanie Schneiderman w/ 45th Parallel String Quartet
10:30pm Dirty Martini
Tickets $14
Call for reservations (503) 295-6542

Announcements, announcements…

September 16th, 2011

Four to be precise…

Dirty Martini will be playing a full band show at the Secret Society Ballroom in Portland on Saturday, November 19th. McKinley and Stephanie will both be playing solo sets along with Lara’s new project A Simple Colony.

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell Street
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 493-3600
Tickets are $12. Doors at 8pm.
It is uncertain if pre-sale tickets will be available for this show. We’ll let you know!

2. Stephanie is kicking off a very special promotion to raise money for Mercy Corps. Take it away Stephanie…

For the next 7-days I’m launching a Pay-What-You-Want Promotion on!

What you get
1) My new album Rubber Teardrop
2) An exclusive DVD “On Tour With Stephanie Schneiderman”

40% of all the Proceeds will go to Mercy Corps / Horn of Africa Relief
The Horn of Africa – a region that includes Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – is suffering its worst drought in six decades. Mercy Corps is working to save and improve lives in the Horn of Africa, both now and over the long term. They’ve reached 860,000 people with food, water and other assistance.

$1000 Goal
My goal is to raise $1000. If I succeed, everyone who donates will get an Exclusive Track of a cover song that is Fan-Voted-On. You can make suggestions and vote on Stephanie’s Official FB Fan Page.

Highest Bidder Reward
Stephanie will give an Exclusive Skype Concert to the highest bidder! (The talented musician Tony Furtado and Stephanie’s vey cute cat Chloe will most likely make an appearance as well).


Pass this along!!
Help us to continue the momentum of this campaign by passing this email along or sharing this link with your friends-

Thanks so much,

3. A Simple Colony on Sept 22nd
Lara’s new project A Simple Colony will be playing a full band show at Secret Society on Thursday, September 22. Sharing the bill will be Lesley Kernochan and her band. A fantastic night of music. Door price $8. Showtime 9pm.

4. Stephanie and McKinley play LA
If you happen to be in Los Angeles on October 4th both Stephanie and McKinley will both be performing at The Mint. For all the details check The Mint web site

May 27th, 2011

Dirty Martini 2011