A Little Slice of History

Penelope Spheeris–Rock and Roll Anthroplogist

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Back in the 80’s there was no internet which means no YouTube. Back then a large part of learning about punk rock was swapping homemade cassettes and VHS tapes. Two very important...

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Song of the Moment

“Machine Age” by Terra Naomi

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018

Wow, talk about haunting; this song will change you. “Machine Age” by Terra Naomi is the voice that all women need right now. This amazingly thoughtful song was written...

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Artist Spotlight

Breaking Glass: An Unsolicited and Biased Review

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Breaking Glass could be considered a new band. After a fairly long hiatus they have reformed under a new moniker. They are a three piece made up of Izzi on drums, Makenzie on bass...

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Song Playlist

Playlist: Women Rock the World

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

We, at Women In Rock, love to highlight the local scene, but lately we’ve been just as inspired by women rockers from all over the world. This playlist offers a sampling from...

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Recent Posts

“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,...

Cindy Wilson’s 4 Favorite B-52s Songs

Cindy Wilson’s 4 Favorite B-52s Songs

Oct 27, 2017

Cindy Wilson, the extraordinary B-52, released her first solo album, Change, this fall on Kill Rock Stars. When I spoke with Wilson about the new album and about The B-52s (it’s their fortieth anniversary), I asked her to compile her four favorite B-52s songs. “I like the b-sides better than the ones we play all the time,” Cindy Wilson said. “I like the...