Sarah and the Safe Word
Sarah and the Safe Word is a six-piece queer cabaret rock band from Atlanta, comprised of Sarah Rose (vocals), Kienan Dietrich (guitar, vocals), Susy Reyes (violin, vocals), Beth Ballinger (keys, vocals), Maddox Reksten (bass, vocals), and Carlos Gonzalez (percussion, vocals).
Since forming in 2015, they’ve kept themselves busy — being personally requested to join the lineup of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour by founder Kevin Lyman, making a cameo appearance on the CW’s The Originals (playing a queer werewolf-witch wedding, no less!), gaining “Debut of the Year” praise from Alternative Press, embarking on several national tours around America.
“Sarah and the Safe Word exists in two worlds, each a century apart. The first is set behind a haze of cigarette smoke in a speakeasy’s back room, where daring storytelling of swashbucklers and a hot rod-racing demon only complements an already theatrical stage show. The second is the basement world of sweat-soaked punk shows and a collectivist mindset, encouraging free expression, sexual liberation, and community without boundaries.” – Take This to Heart Records