Local Men Inspiration Playlist: Part 2

Local Men Inspiration Playlist: Part 2

Feb 14, 2016

As a continuation from yesterday’s Local Men Inspiration Playlist, we are happy to present Part 2. Thanks to so many great Cincinnati guys for continuing to support Women in Rock! Happy Valentine’s Day!         Andrew Jody (Barrence Whitfield & The Savages)- “Nocturnal Emissions” by Shilpa Ray “When I was...

Local Ladies Inspiration Playlist: Part 1

Local Ladies Inspiration Playlist: Part 1

Nov 26, 2015

The music scene in Cincinnati is abundant with talented female musicians. These woman are both inspired and inspiring. We asked as many as possible what songs have inspired them as musicians and why. Below is part one of the Local Ladies Playlist! Part 2 will be released on Friday, November 27th. Lillian Currens (Swim Team)- “Wild is the Wind” by...

Good Things Come in 3’s: Catching Up with Makenzie of The Sundresses, Their New album and an Upcoming Show

Good Things Come in 3’s: Catching Up with Makenzie of The Sundresses, Their New album and an Upcoming Show

Sep 4, 2015

It was three years ago that I first sat down with Makenzie of the Sundresses to interview her for Women in Rock. With the release of their third album, This Machine Kills, it seemed like a good time to check in with her. The Sundresses started in 2001 as a political band. “We were a direct result of 9/11,” says Makenzie. “We would spew feelings...

Venomous Valdez on being a Woman in the Music Industry

Venomous Valdez on being a Woman in the Music Industry

Feb 5, 2013

When I arrived at Venomous Valdez’s house on Wednesday, I was excited to get an inside look at the career of one of the most powerful women in the music industry. As a well-respected booker, bands in Cincinnati know, “If I call you, you have a gig, you’re getting paid.” Born and raised in Cincinnati, Venomous got her start in the music industry 13 years...

Makenzie Place of The Sundresses on Developing her Sound as Bassist

Makenzie Place of The Sundresses on Developing her Sound as Bassist

Jun 20, 2012

Makenzie Place strolled into the Northside Tavern wearing a sundress (how appropriate), telling me she had been at a birthday pool party all day. If I was nervous before she came in, I quickly felt at ease because Makenzie, bassist of the Sundresses, is outgoing and easy to talk to. We sat outside on the patio and began a lengthy and enjoyable discussion about...