A Little Slice of History

Janis Joplin, A Woman Left Lonely

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017

I’ve always felt an undeniable connection to Janis Joplin. I’ve been drawn to her music; her raw yet powerful vocals and beyond expressive performances. But...

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Song of the Moment

“Aloha” by Elettrodomestico

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

There’s a brand new band out that you need to check out. They’re called Elettrodomestico and it features Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s and Pietro Straccia. The duo...

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Artist Spotlight

Liza Colby on the Evolution of The Liza Colby Sound

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

Liza Colby of The Liza Colby Sound was born to be a musician. “Both of my parents are professional musicians… They met because my dad was trying out for my mom’s...

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Song Playlist

Halloween Spooktacular Playlist

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017

Creep It Real! I’m the kind of person that would celebrate Halloween year round. I love the decor, the weather and the spookiness in the air! Here are some of my favorite Women in...

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Liza Colby on the Evolution of The Liza Colby Sound

Liza Colby on the Evolution of The Liza Colby Sound

Nov 16, 2017

Liza Colby of The Liza Colby Sound was born to be a musician. “Both of my parents are professional musicians… They met because my dad was trying out for my mom’s band and he didn’t make it in,” Liza laughs. However, a few years later her mom, Beverly Rohlehr, was ready to do something new and asked John Colby to produce it....

“Aloha” by Elettrodomestico

“Aloha” by Elettrodomestico

Nov 15, 2017

There’s a brand new band out that you need to check out. They’re called Elettrodomestico and it features Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s and Pietro Straccia. The duo released their debut album, If You’re A Boy Or A Girl at the end of October. The great thing about the band as portrayed in “Aloha” is their perfect mix of rock and...

Rock-Ed: In Praise of Anger

Rock-Ed: In Praise of Anger

Nov 7, 2017

Smile, the world says to women. Fuck off, anger responds.

“EMT Police and the Fire Department” by Shilpa Ray

“EMT Police and the Fire Department” by Shilpa Ray

Nov 6, 2017

I’ve been a huge fan of Shilpa Ray since the Teenage and Torture days. I borrowed my sister’s ID so I could see her before I was of age and then I saw her every possible chance when she was in the Midwest. Although, I must be honest, I think her albums after Teenage and Torture are good but they’ve never moved me in the way that the original...

In the Know- November 2017

In the Know- November 2017

Nov 3, 2017

November's "In the Know" answers, Who was your first favorite woman in rock?

The Bassist That’s Done It All, An Interview with Janis Tanaka

The Bassist That’s Done It All, An Interview with Janis Tanaka

Nov 2, 2017

In the 1980s, a band called Sugar Babydoll was formed by Courtney Love (Hole) and Kat Bjelland (Babes in Toyland); two of grunge’s greatest women in rock. The band was also joined by Jennifer Finch of L7. I wrote about this band awhile ago for Dangerous Minds but what was left out was the story of Janis Tanaka. The band relocated to San Francisco and changed...

Spending Time with Alt Country’s Outlaw, An Interview with Sarah Shook

Spending Time with Alt Country’s Outlaw, An Interview with Sarah Shook

Nov 1, 2017

Advertising doesn’t always work on me but after a few times of seeing Sarah Shook & The Disarmers’ album cover, Sidelong, on Bloodshot Record’s instagram, I was intrigued and decided to check it out. I was getting ready to go play a punk show so country wasn’t even remotely what I was in the mood for but halfway through the first song I was hooked....

Halloween Spooktacular Playlist

Halloween Spooktacular Playlist

Oct 31, 2017

Creep It Real! I’m the kind of person that would celebrate Halloween year round. I love the decor, the weather and the spookiness in the air! Here are some of my favorite Women in Rock Halloween hits.   Siouxsie and the Banshees- “The Staircase(Mystery)”– It couldn’t be Halloween without Siouxsie Sioux. This song from The Scream captures the...

The Cool School Girls of Mason’s School of Rock

The Cool School Girls of Mason’s School of Rock

Oct 30, 2017

"We’re sometimes told ‘you’re good …. for a girl.’ We’re here to disprove that whole sexist idea.”

Artist Profile on the Fabulous Heather Newkirk

Artist Profile on the Fabulous Heather Newkirk

Oct 28, 2017

I have a very brief memory of meeting Heather Newkirk about five years ago when I first started hanging out in Northside in Cincinnati. If my memory serves it was at the Northside Tavern for the Holly Golightly show. Other than that, she didn’t really become someone I knew until about a year ago. You may know Heather’s gorgeous smile, infectious laugh,...