Amy, Alyson and Elizabeth’s first band Quiver breaks apart. They stay together. Alyson gets a new job at a hot tub emporium. The beginning of AIDS and singing in hospitals. They start a new art/new wave band called On Beyond Zebra. 9:30 Club. Their first gay pride show hidden away in D.C.
Their first all girl punk band gets a name and a reputation in D.C. Sex becomes a huge part of their lifestyle in ’80 and ’81. They have exciting gigs. Alyson and Elizabeth get arrested. Amy gets pregnant. The three start discovering feminism. Tension begins in the band. And this is just early days!
The beginning. The truth about how Amy, Alyson and Elizabeth first got together in the basement of their parents house in 1980. Their first band, Quiver was formed and they moved into Southeast DC and the craziness began.
The girl band BETTY has been together through thick and thin for over thirty years. They are 2 sisters Amy and Elizabeth Ziff and their best friend Alyson Palmer. A coming of age story of 3 girls who are brought together to play music and find a lifelong endeavor of politics, humor, and all the trappings of rock and roll along the way. Except of course, fame. Why have they been together this long? What makes them stay together. Listen and follow their unexpected, fun, crazy, intense journey. Fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a bumpy musical ride.