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....

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....

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,...

Hero Worship; Cindy Wilson of The B-52s Talks about her debut album, Change

Hero Worship; Cindy Wilson of The B-52s Talks about her debut album, Change

Sep 3, 2017

To say Cindy Wilson is a hero of mine would be an understatement. My parents took me to my first concert when I was six, The B-52s at Riverbend, and I know it shaped my love of music. I’m pretty sure that my tiny six year old body had never danced so much before. After that night, my fascination with The B-52s was heightened. I loved how glamorous and...