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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Recent Posts

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...

Janis Joplin, A Woman Left Lonely

Janis Joplin, A Woman Left Lonely

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 there’s something beyond the music that I feel a connection to; a strange combination between strength and loneliness. Today, on Janis Joplin’s 47th anniversary of death, I want to...

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...

How to Get Through a Breakup: Some Advice from Ruby the Rabbitfoot

How to Get Through a Breakup: Some Advice from Ruby the Rabbitfoot

Aug 9, 2017

Pop Musician Ruby the Rabbitfoot insists she is the “queen of getting dumped.” However, she has some great advice when it comes to getting through breakups. “My first piece of advice is to be patient with yourself because endings are beginnings. Do something really nice for yourself. Get a massage, pay for it. I’ve never gotten a massage and regretted...

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...

A Rock n’ Roll History Lesson, An Interview with Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

A Rock n’ Roll History Lesson, An Interview with Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

Aug 4, 2017

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison has forged a path for herself that has lead to an accomplished and unusual life. She was the editor-in-chief of Jazz & Pop and one of the first female rock critics. The job as a critic is, of course, what lead her to meet the love of her life, Jim Morrison. As a practicing witch, Patricia and Jim were married in a Celtic...

10 Ways To End A Bad Date Early: Advice from Reformed Whores

10 Ways To End A Bad Date Early: Advice from Reformed Whores

Aug 1, 2017

Reformed Whores were ever so kind to help a sister out and give advice on how to end a bad date early. Here are there top 10 methods. By Reformed Whores (Self-proclaimed Feminists with a capital “F”) Prepare you girlfriend and have her text you half way in case you need an emergency exit. Hit on whoever is next to you (not your date). When you’ve had one...

It’s Oh So Noisy: The Icelandic Punk Museum (Pönksafn Íslands)

It’s Oh So Noisy: The Icelandic Punk Museum (Pönksafn Íslands)

Jul 31, 2017

You don’t walk into Pönksafn Íslands; you descend into it. The new Icelandic Punk Museum in Reykjavík is located in a former public toilet: 0 Bankastræti in the city centre.   As I descend into Pönksafn Íslands on my second day in Reykjavík, curator and famous Icelandic punk Svarti Álfur Mánason is rocking out, noisily and messily, at the bottom...

Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Jul 28, 2017

I’ve been obsessed with Hurray for the Riff Raff for years, in love with their bluesy bayou folk and with frontwoman Alynda Segarra’s brilliant songwriting. But in the indie folk band’s newest album, The Navigator (2017), Segarra draws on Puerto Rican protest music too. The Navigator is a political concept album about a Nuyorican girl (quite like...

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...