• Concert Information,  Info Menu

    A Big Announcement: Issue #1

    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 sneak peek as to what will be in the first issue… An exclusive interview with Alice Bag, Screaming Females, Marcy Mays of Scrawl, Kid Congo Powers, a fun celebratory playlist, a review of a riot grrrl compilation, a book review and much more! We are giving away the magazine…

  • Concert Information

    Femme Fatale- March 20th, A Night that Celebrates Nurturing

    Molly Morris and Ellie Mae Mitchell, whom comprise Cincinnati folk band, Harlot, saw a need for something in the music scene and acted on it. March 20th celebrates their 3rd Femme Fatale night, which is to continues as an on-going festival. Each Femme Fatale event has fallen around the turn of the seasons. It started because Harlot was “getting paired with bands that didn’t have the same interest as [they] did.” “We wanted to book our own bills,” says Molly. Their focus is to represent a “strong female front” and show diversity of what feminine can be. Acts from the previous nights have included Misty from The Newbees, Jess Lamb,…

  • Artist Spotlight,  Concert Information

    Ladyfest Cincinnati Starts Today! An Interview with Founder, Rachelle Caplan

    From October 15-17th, Cincinnati will bear witness to its first ever Ladyfest– “a multi-faceted 3 day festival promoting women involved in arts and activism.” I sat down with Rachelle Caplan, founder and lead organizer of Ladyfest Cincinnati, to learn about her goals and inspirations for the fest. Rachelle’s first experience with a Ladyfest was in Chicago in 2007. She had just moved there from Florida and some friends suggested she look up the DIY fest, Ladyfest. Her friend texted her an address and a name. “She said go to this house on this day and you’ll meet awesome people.” Rachelle joined the art committee and the music committee. She thrived…

  • Concert Information,  Song of the Moment

    Song of the Week: “W.D.M.R.S.” by We Are Hex

    It’s seem like an appropriate week for “W.D.M.R.S” by We Are Hex to be the song of the week seeing as they’ll be playing at Black Plastic this Saturday, March 14th (although Friday the 13th would be a more fitting date for them). W.D.M.R.S is off of their most recent 45 and last time I saw We Are Hex, frontwoman, Jilly, told me all about the awesome song that features Jinx Dawson of Coven. Completely coincidentally, Jinx Dawson was recording at the same space after their session and Jilly asked if she would be up for adding some vocals to the beginning of the song. She agreed and the end…

  • Artist Spotlight,  Band Information,  Concert Information

    Shilpa Ray…The #1 Reason to go out on a Monday Night

    When I first heard Shilpa Ray, I was the music director for UC’s student radio station, Bearcast. The perk of the position was getting new music sent to you daily. A lot of it was bad, a lot of it I was indifferent to, but sometimes a gem fell into my lap. Shilpa Ray was the best gem of my entire 3 year stint as music director. The CD that was sent to me on some rainy Monday was Shilpa Ray’s Teenage and Torture. I loved the cover, I decided to give it a listen. I was definitely not ready for what I heard. Rock and roll with melancholy and yet so…

  • Artist Spotlight,  Concert Information

    Kelly Thomas: Feminism, Strength and Equality expressed through Not Just One More Girl On A Stage

    By: Roxie Conquistador ‘You know,’ she tells me, ‘I realize that I have a talent for pushing people to share what’s inside, to connect with their potential and project it.’ I’m sitting, standing, walking, running errands, sharing a pretzel, sharing a beer and sharing thoughts with Kelly Thomas; and already I’m more motivated. She’s a teacher, a fantastic mom, an organizer, a devoted advocate for the community and a talented musician with three projects of her own: an acoustic act, Kelly Thomas and the Fabulous Pickups, and the loveable Tammy Whynots. She was a driving force behind the Rivertown Music Club which benefited many of the region’s musicians and charities…

  • Concert Information

    WAZU at MOTR

                WAZU is probably the best new dark duo around. Luckily, they’re playing a MOTR Pub tomorrow night!!! The show will probably start around 10:30 p.m. so put on some black and come out to see a great show! Here’s an article I wrote about them for CityBeat!

  • Concert Information

    The Women in Rock at Bunbury Music Festival Jul. 13-15

    This year, Cincinnati is lucky enough to host Bunbury Music Festival at Sawyer Point. Tickets for a three-day pass are $93. Not bad for a music festival! Since the festival is quickly approaching I want to update you with the Women in Rock who will be performing. Friday, July 13– LP Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Breezy plays washboard and sings back-up vocals) Kids These Days (Macie Stewart, keyboard and vocals) Madi Diaz The Minor Leagues (Hilly Kenkel- vocals and Amanda Lee Anderson- keyboard) Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk Tristen Saturday, July 14– Grouplove (Hannah Hooper- vocals and keyboards) Wheels on Fire (Susan Musser- Organ/Piano) Doop and the Inside…

  • Concert Information

    The Women in Rock Coming Close to You (Cincinnati)

    There are many great shows coming to Cincinnati or close to Cincinnati this summer and I can’t let my Women in Rock fans miss any of them! So here’s a mini concert calendar for you! June 8- The Sundresses at MOTR June 12- The Black Belles at The Comet June 15- Santigold at Bogart’s July 13-15- Bunbury Festival (updates on the Women in Rock closer to the date of festival) Sawyers Point July 23- Best Coast with Those Darlins at Newport Music Hall, Columbus July 25- Lucinda Williams at Madison Theater August 15- Wazu at MOTR August 31- Wussy at Fountain Square September 9- Metric at Madison Theater Now, get…

  • Band Information,  Concert Information


    This week I had the pleasure of attending the MWxSW kickoff party at the Redmoor in Cincinnati, Ohio. This very special event was a send off concert for the Cincinnati/regional bands going to SXSW. The concert included Oh My Me, Whiskey Daredevils, The Sundresses, and Wussy. I got there in time to catch The Sundresses and Wussy and man, was it a rockin’ show. I wanted to give a special shout out to Makenzie Place, bassist and trombonist for the Sundresses, and Lisa Walker, guitarist/vocalist of Wussy who represent the Cincinnati Women in Rock. Although I didn’t catch Oh My Me, Erin Reynolds will be another Women in Rock on…