Pussy Riot: “Show Them Your Freedom!”

Pussy Riot: “Show Them Your Freedom!”

Aug 8, 2017

If you followed the news coverage of the 2012 arrest and trial of three members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk collective, then you know that Nadia, Masha, and Katia are not the only women in the group, even if they are the most famous. Pussy Riot is one part punk music, one part performance art, and one part guerrilla feminism. Members refer to the...

The Venus Flytraps: We Met in a Dream

The Venus Flytraps: We Met in a Dream

Jul 27, 2017

The Venus Flytraps (Cleveland, Ohio) chats with Women in Rock about animal language, biker bars, and wanting to do everything. Your first EP, Clamp Down, was released on Quality Time Records just last year. Congrats! When and how did you start playing together? In the spring of 2016, we met in a dream. Besides a mutual fascination with all things other-worldly...

Sharon Jones Brought the Funk (Over 40)

Sharon Jones Brought the Funk (Over 40)

Apr 5, 2017

"To see me, the same woman that – the guy from Sony said I was too fat, too black, too short, and too old. And look at me now, you know?”

A Q&A with Daisy and Kate of Lung

A Q&A with Daisy and Kate of Lung

Sep 8, 2016

Lung are taking their operatic, art rock, heavy, driving sound on tour, consisting of Kate Wakefield (electric cello/vocals) and Daisy Caplan (drums). Though this is their first extended tour as Lung (July-September), neither Daisy or Kate are new to making music. Daisy has been a member of several Louisville, KY and Cincinnati bands for over a decade, including Babe Rage (drums) and, the highly successful, Foxy Shazam (bass) and Kate has made a name for herself as a solo artist, looping layers of cello and vocals to great effect. They are on tour through September and have a full-length album coming out on November, 17th.

The Luv’d Ones are a Band to LUV

The Luv’d Ones are a Band to LUV

Aug 31, 2016

The story of most original ‘60s garage bands is that of languishing in at least relative obscurity during their original existence. It is not until music nerds, interested in the esoteric genre that is garage rock, collect, compile, and attempt to propagate these bands’ work from decades past that any attention is paid. Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets comp, the re-birth of the Sloths (through the auspices of Burger Records), and the now global consciousness of Death from Detroit are a few glorious notable instances of this bittersweet phenomenon.

Wedding Planning with Ancient Warfare

Wedding Planning with Ancient Warfare

Aug 25, 2016

I met up with my good friends Echo Wilcox and Emily Hagihara of Ancient Warfare at the 21c Hotel in Lexington to chat with them not only about their band but… wedding planning! As of January, the rockin’ couple is engaged and plans to be wed in October of 2017. Echo and Emily met pre-Ancient Warfare in Lexington. Originally, Echo asked Emily to play bass...