A Little Slice of History

Simple Machines: The Wheel featuring The Juliana Experience and The Holy Rollers

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Looking back on my life I feel I was really lucky to be who and where I was in the early nineties. I was in my early twenties and tapped into the D.I.Y. punk scene. I was part of a...

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Song of the Moment

“Irene” by Joanna Lero

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018

One of the best things about music right now are the women who are writing songs to give voices to those who feel they cannot speak up. London musician, Joanna Lero, has released a...

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Artist Spotlight

Posted by on May 22, 2018

Wipeout – Optic Nerve (Official Video) from Cassie Tucker on Vimeo. Take a bag of glitter, your favorite sugary cereal, and cavernous pedals–crunch it by hand all...

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Song Playlist

Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

Posted by on May 20, 2018

With Mother’s Day weighing heavily on my mind this year (what do you buy for someone that gave you the gift of life?), I pulled together this playlist of my favorite...

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Recent Posts

Breaking Glass: An Unsolicited and Biased Review

Breaking Glass: An Unsolicited and Biased Review

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 and Roxie on guitar and vocals. All female bands are rare in the male dominated rock world and bands of any gender that rock this hard are even rarer. Full disclosure–this...

Penelope Spheeris–Rock and Roll Anthroplogist

Penelope Spheeris–Rock and Roll Anthroplogist

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 movies in my circle of friends were The Decline of Western Civilization and Suburbia. These movies heavily influenced what bands we listened to, but more importantly they portrayed...

Playlist: Women Rock the World

Playlist: Women Rock the World

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 Iceland to India. 1. Hórmónar Iceland “Kynsvelt” https://youtu.be/SuYPmUDs-xQ                 2. Pussy Riot Russia “I Can’t Breathe” (dedicated to Eric...

Diving into the Depths of Door Girl, An Interview with Shilpa Ray

Diving into the Depths of Door Girl, An Interview with Shilpa Ray

Feb 19, 2018

One of my all time favorite albums is Quadrophenia by The Who. I love it because it is a complete album, it tells a story that engages the listener. The individual songs are good but fitted together in sequence, they are a masterpiece. Shilpa Ray managed to create that high quality of art with her new album, Door Girl. On a chilly November night, Shilpa Ray and...

Terra Naomi on How to Spread Love in a World Threatened by Hate

Terra Naomi on How to Spread Love in a World Threatened by Hate

Feb 14, 2018

A month ago, I was beyond touched by the release of “Machine Age” by Terra Naomi. The extremely well-written and thoughtful political song made me a huge fan of the songwriter and I wanted to know more about her. Terra Naomi became well known after releasing “Say It’s Possible” on YouTube in 2006. Now, she focuses on the release of...

An Interview with the Main Horsehead, Texacala Jones

An Interview with the Main Horsehead, Texacala Jones

Feb 12, 2018

Texacala Jones of Tex & the Horseheads was an LA punk during the prime. Together with Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they had interests outside of just punk music. Inspired by the scene around them but drawing on country music, Tex & the Horseheads developed a deathrock aesthetic with a cowpunk sound. Texacala Jones was kind enough to answer some questions about...

“Machine Age” by Terra Naomi

“Machine Age” by Terra Naomi

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 as a year reflection on the election of Donald Trump. Listening to this hit me the way people must have been hit by hearing Joan Baez or Bob Dylan for the first time. If I’m...

“Sha La La” by Selene Vigil

“Sha La La” by Selene Vigil

Jan 21, 2018

Selene Vigil, lead singer of 7 Year Bitch, released an ep at the end of 2017 aptly named Tough Dance. “Sha La La,” the opening track literally can’t be described as anything other than a tough dance. Vigil’s vocals are raw and ready, driving and heavy; to put it simply, they are tough. As the guitars pick up, the song picks up into a...

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....

“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...