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    Just before Thanksgiving, in some magnificent wrinkle in rock-legend timespace, these four smiled, a camera went click!, and The Best Instagram Picture Ever was created.

  • Book Reviews,  Suggested Reading

    6 Great Rock n’ Roll Biographies for Summer

    6 Great Rock n’ Roll Biographies By: Theresa and Izzi Summer always permits more time, more sunlight, less homework (if you still do that stuff).  Who wants to lay out in the sun and just lay there? No, these warm months provide a great opportunity to pick up a good book. We’ve compiled a list of 10 rock n’ roll biographies that will inspire you to pick up an instrument, go to a show, or just live a rockin’ life. Theresa’s picks: Tina Turner, I, Tina: My Life Story (1986). Tina Turner’s memoir records an extraordinary music career, her violent marriage to Ike Turner, and her strength to come out…

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    Venus Flytrap Needs You!! And You Need To Know About This…

    You know what’s a worthy cause? Supporting entertainment that has women to the front ruling their own worlds! Let me introduce you to Venus Flytrap, a rad web series about Women in Rock. It tells the story of a female punk band in a world run by the enemy (ahem, Mr. Trump). It is a queer-centric comedy promoting the strength of punk women. Venus Flytrap is made by Zami Girl Stories, written and directed by Adele Bertei and produced by Natalie Hill. “Have you watched VINYL, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, THE GET DOWN, ROADIES or THE MIGHTY BOOSH? What is missing in these shows? Why are the women always groupies, roadies, singing girl-group…

  • In the Know

    In the Know- May 2017

    May’s In the Know is a question for the greatest multitaskers, moms who are musicians! Happy Mother’s Day! The question is: How has being a musician enhanced your ability to be a parent? Patricia Morrison (The Bags, The Gun Club, Sisters of Mercy, The Damned, Legal Weapon)- I understand toddler behaviour after being in bands. Kind of weird how similar a four year old is to a musician. Anyone with a 2 year old knows they believe the world rotates around them. Very self motivated and a tantrum here and there. Both need strong boundaries, and to learn the word ‘no’. Emily started with the violin and viola then the…

  • Song of the Moment

    “Bat Thing” by Castration Squad

    Happy Halloween, my little spooky friends! In honor of this dark day, today’s song of the moment is “Bat Thing” by my favorite deathrock band, Castration Squad.  Castration Squad was a lovely group of ghouls from California featuring Shannon Wilhelm (vocals), Mary Bat-Thing (vocals), Tiffany Kennedy (keyboards), Alice Bag (bass), Tracy Lea (guitar) and Elissa Bello (drums). And… it was quite the supergroup! Mary Bat Thing went on to be Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave and we all know and love Alice Bag (our Women in Rock issue 001 covergirl). Also, Elissa Bello had a brief stint drumming in the Go-Go’s. Check out their rendition of “Wild Thing.” They’ve altered the…

  • Artist Spotlight

    Cover Girl 001: An Interview with Alice Bag

      It is beyond an honor to have Alice Bag as our cover woman for issue #001 of Women in Rock. She is a lifelong feminist who perfectly represents the strongest Women in Rock.   Growing up in a home with an abusive father drove Alice towards feminism. “I smiled whenever someone challenged him,” Alice says. However, she didn’t truly become aware of feminism until the famous battle-of-the-sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. As a teen, Alice was a huge fan of glam rock, although her influences started with ranchera and soul music. Later in high school, she started forming her first band with Patricia Morrison…

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    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…