A Little Slice of History

7 Best Lines of Hole’s Live Through This

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016

There is a lot surrounding Hole‘s second album, Live Through This that came out in 1994. A lot of history, a lot of controversy and so many great lines. It came out a week...

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Song of the Moment

“Last Disaster” by Night School

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016

“Last Disaster” by Night School is the exact kind of song I want to listen to in this heat. It’s enjoyable, light and the perfect addition to any summer party...

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Artist Spotlight

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards on Being a Midwest Musician

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Heartless Bastards return to their home, Cincinnati May 19th and 20th to play two nights at the Woodward Theatre with Old 97's and BJ Barham. I was lucky enough to chat with Erika on the phone (before their show in Boston) about growing up in the Midwest and how she got her start playing music.

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Song Playlist

Songs with Horns

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

I played string instruments growing up, so I’ve always been fascinated with brass. Horns and trumpets, when juxtaposed with guitar, bass, and drums, lend an entirely different...

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7 Best Lines of Hole’s Live Through This

7 Best Lines of Hole’s Live Through This

Jul 11, 2016

There is a lot surrounding Hole‘s second album, Live Through This that came out in 1994. A lot of history, a lot of controversy and so many great lines. It came out a week after Kurt Cobain died and just a few months before bassist, Kristen Pfaff’s death in June. While still a strong rock album, it was less abrasive than Hole’s first album...

We Are Hex Members Form New Band

We Are Hex Members Form New Band

Jul 5, 2016

I was hanging at the Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival this weekend when I saw Jilly from We Are Hex with a posse of dark rockers fly past me. I grabbed her with excitement and said, “What are you doing here?!” I was very upset when We Are Hex broke up the last time but never to fear, Jilly is in a new cool band called Service (name might be...

“Last Disaster” by Night School

“Last Disaster” by Night School

Jun 28, 2016

“Last Disaster” by Night School is the exact kind of song I want to listen to in this heat. It’s enjoyable, light and the perfect addition to any summer party mix. The guitar tone is perfect and the vocal harmonies add a full sound that creates a great pop song. “Last Disaster” is well written and produced. Night School’s...

A Big Announcement: Issue #1

A Big Announcement: Issue #1

Jun 17, 2016

We are beyond excited to announce that Women in Rock will be releasing our first print publication this August! Yes, you read that right, we are taking this to print!!! Our first issue will be celebrated with an event at the Woodward Theater featuring Alice Bag, Leggy and Birdie Hearse on August 16th!! Tickets are available here. We’d like to give you a...

They’ve Got A Fuzzbox and They Use It

They’ve Got A Fuzzbox and They Use It

Jun 2, 2016

Four young women met at Art School in Birmingham, England. One Saturday in 1985 their friend’s band needed an opening act. That afternoon they came up with three songs, rehearsed them and performed that night. They named their band  We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It! Because, “Every song’s got a fuzzbox on it.” In 1986 David Geffen acquired...

Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

May 29, 2016

If I had to use one word to describe Kate Bush it would be mystical. She’s mysterious, she rarely performs live anymore. And, her image is that of a fairy. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush collaborated multiple times, Kate Bush appears as a guest vocalist on quite a few of Peter Gabriel’s songs and I would say her voice adds the mysticism that both...

New Electric Citizen, Higher Time

New Electric Citizen, Higher Time

May 19, 2016

    A belated congratulations to our pals, Electric Citizen on their new album, Higher Time! The album was released Friday May 13th and is so killer! Back with extremely heavy rock n’ roll riffs the album is definitely possessing. They’re having their Higher Time release show this Saturday night (May 21st) at the Northside Tavern with...

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards on Being a Midwest Musician

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards on Being a Midwest Musician

May 18, 2016

Heartless Bastards return to their home, Cincinnati May 19th and 20th to play two nights at the Woodward Theatre with Old 97's and BJ Barham. I was lucky enough to chat with Erika on the phone (before their show in Boston) about growing up in the Midwest and how she got her start playing music.

The Women Behind Bob Dylan’s Desire

The Women Behind Bob Dylan’s Desire

May 5, 2016

Desire by Bob Dylan will always stand out in my mind as one of my favorite and most nostalgic albums. It’s one of my mom’s favorite albums so I have strong memories of listening to it in the car growing up. As a child I was captivated by Dylan’s lyrics and story telling abilities. Released in 1976, Desire starts off with...

“Best Friend” by White Mystery

“Best Friend” by White Mystery

May 3, 2016

  A gem from White Mystery’s new album, Outta Control, “Best Friend” is a catchy tune to get your week started! The mid tempo song on the sibling’s fifth album is perfect for porch hangs with no doubt, your best friends. The rock n’ roll duo from Chicago has been putting out great music since 2008. Miss Alex White is a crazy...