As much as we dig the indie and blues rock that are often featured on this show, the lack of ladies represented in those genres is always a bummer. Besides the obvious misrepresentation and cliched exclusivity, the lack of diversity can create a homogenized music scene, which is why Sister Speak's performance feels revelatory.
In this special "Off the Tracks" edition of A Trolley Show, the San Diego duo perform "Lady Love" on the Hillcrest Trolley. The song begins quietly, but veers masterfully into a rousing singalong. It's hard to imagine another band winning over an audience so quickly, but that's the beauty of inclusion.