When Patti Smith sang to Janis Joplin

When Patti Smith sang to Janis Joplin

Dec 6, 2015

There are certain times that you wish you could be a fly on the wall… The moment I would die to witness would be an encounter with two of the most influential women in rock. The story appeared in “Just Kids,” a must read for any Patti Smith fan. Patti Smith writes of her life with Robert Mapplethorpe as a young person in New York City. She...

Ladyfest Cincinnati Starts Today! An Interview with Founder, Rachelle Caplan

Ladyfest Cincinnati Starts Today! An Interview with Founder, Rachelle Caplan

Oct 15, 2015

From October 15-17th, Cincinnati will bear witness to its first ever Ladyfest– “a multi-faceted 3 day festival promoting women involved in arts and activism.” I sat down with Rachelle Caplan, founder and lead organizer of Ladyfest Cincinnati, to learn about her goals and inspirations for the fest. Rachelle’s first experience with a...

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...

Song of the Week: “Because the Night” covered by Garbage and Screaming Females

Song of the Week: “Because the Night” covered by Garbage and Screaming Females

Jun 6, 2013

It’s pretty damn hard to cover a Patti Smith song and do it well. Even harder to cover “Because the Night,” perhaps one of her most haunting and legendary songs, co-written with Bruce Springsteen. But it is another challenge entirely to do this while collaborating with another band. Garbage and Screaming Females teamed up this year for the...

The Lovely Ladies of Ancient Warfare: A Chat w/ Echo and Rachel

The Lovely Ladies of Ancient Warfare: A Chat w/ Echo and Rachel

Nov 21, 2012

  The best way to find new bands is to stumble upon them at shows, at least that’s my favorite way. It was my lucky day back in September when I first saw the ladies of Ancient Warfare perform at the Comet. I was immediately mesmerized with their haunted sound and a certain darkness that was not expected. Ancient Warfare is made up of Echo Wilcox...