Women in Rock Christmas Playlist

Women in Rock Christmas Playlist

Dec 24, 2015

I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of Christmas music. I mean how many different versions of the same song can you do? And how many times can I take hearing the same 10 songs over and over again throughout the season? However, these Women in Rock help rid me of my Grinchiness and into the holiday spirit.       “Blue Holiday” by...

An Interview with Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland

An Interview with Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland

Sep 19, 2015

On Tuesday night I was lucky enough to meet the absolute rock legends, Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland before their show in Covington, KY. We met at the Backstage CafĂ© to have a drink and chat. IK: I read that Lori named the band but I’ve read this quote that I love from Kat, “boys and girls are all babes in the universe.”...

Sarah Greenwell of Gymshorts

Sarah Greenwell of Gymshorts

Aug 25, 2015

Sarah Greenwell, frontwoman of Gymshorts, loves telling jokes. In fact when she was little, her mom would take her to the local bowling night, “I was a tiny blonde girl that would tell dirty jokes to all the old men.” Meeting Sarah this past March I was immediately amused by her goofy jokes and band of similarly light-hearted guys. Gymshorts was...

The Mother of Punk

The Mother of Punk

Aug 10, 2015

Last week I posted on facebook: “If Patti Smith is the godmother of punk, who is the mother?” This truly stumped me because I always see Patti Smith referred to as the “godmother of punk” but I can’t think of anyone who came before her that is more inspiring to the punk world. My post on facebook was serious but in return I got a...

Meeting Joan Jett

Meeting Joan Jett

Aug 24, 2014

Well something very special happened to me on my recent family vacation to France! We were in the NYC airport for like 9 hours waiting for our flight to Nice, France. I was deeply engaged in my book when my dad came over to me and said, “Hey look, its an old punk band!” I looked up and there were a bunch of darkly clad punks at our same gate at the...