Fan Girl Cafe event at Troubadour brings like-minded people together

Kat Cunning Troubadour 2022 mainbar Fan Girl Cafe

Sunday night saw an awesome group of people from the LA music scene gather in support of a cause at the famous Troubadour in West Hollywood.

Longtime Pass The Aux photographer Betsy Martinez and her partner Cynthia are attempting to bring a women+ catered space to West Hollywood called the Fan Girl Cafe — and on Sunday, a diverse group of talented artists took to the stage to support their efforts — as well as a packed crowd.

Rising alt-pop singer Kat Cunning — whom you may recognize from HBO’s The Deuce — blessed the stage with their powerhouse vocals to an adoring crowd. Cunning gives me some Meg Myers vibes — who is a longtime favorite of mine.

Also taking to the stage was TRACE, a synthpop artist to keep an eye on. Alicia Blue, a SoCal native with a more singer-songwriter indie rocker vibe, kept the crowd’s attention as well.

The night was hosted by KROQ superstar Megan Holiday and Jess Bowen — a kickass drummer and actress. New Jersey-raised singer-songwriter Jax has been lighting up TikTok since the pandemic began and got to light up the Troubadour stage Sunday night. LA-based pop-rockers KingQueen and Texas-raised Noah Vonne rounded out an extremely talented set of artists to perform.

Fan Girl Cafe’s Betsy and Cynthia Martinez in between hosts Megan Holiday and Jess Bowen

Fan Girl Cafe’s Betsy and Cynthia also took to the stage to great applause, and Betsy’s adorable niece and nephew also made an appearance on the stage and you could see how proud they were of their aunt on her big night.

It was a successful night — and we implore all of you to look into Fan Girl Cafe and kick a donation their way. They are sure to be a welcome addition to the WeHo music scene, and I love what they stand for. Here’s what they want to deliver:

“A venue that caters specifically towards women in the arts. A relaxing environment that can foster and grow a true sense of community, without all the craziness of the party scene. And a more diverse music scene. Sure, Weho bars are always pumping the best dance tracks and pop jams, but where’s the support for the indie artists, the rockers, the girl bands, the singer-songwriters, the rebel queers, the revolutionaries? Why not havew a space that is dedicated to uplifting and showcasing inspirational women, seven days a week? A place to connect with like minded humans, all while listening to the best music from all generations, surrounded by inspiring art and enjoying delicious coffee and tasty bites! And perhaps a glass of wine!”

Give them your support by donating to the cause here. And don’t miss whatever music showcases they pull together — because the first one kicked all sorts of ass.

Check out Justin Higuchi‘s photos from the show below. And follow Fan Girl Cafe on Instagram.