Though slowly creeping into spotlight, female-fronted rock is generally the exception rather than the rule. It’s not as if female rock bands aren’t out there, or that they aren’t good. They’re simply not as likely to be given the same level of respect and exposure that their male counterparts receive.
A few weeks ago, I devoted a post to my idol, Joan Jett. In that post, I mentioned that Joan had her own record label, Blackheart Records. This week, meet Girl in a Coma, one of the bands signed to Blackheart. A kickass trio out of San Antonio, Girl in a Coma consists of Phanie […]
How many blues fans do we have around here? And how many of you love female singers with that blues-y, soulful sound? Think Janis Joplin, Joss Stone, Dana Fuchs, along those lines. If that’s your thing, then you’ll love Nina Storey.
One of the benefits of raising children who are serious music fans is that eventually they grow up and start getting into music that they discovered on their own. When my kids were little, they listened to “my” music but now that two of them are grown, I’m at a point in my life where […]
With this being my birthday week, I decided to be a little selfish and make this week’s post about my all-time favorite woman who rocks, my idol since I was in the 5th grade, the one and only Joan Jett. Apologies in advance for the excessive displays of fangirl behavior but this one is HUGE […]
About three weeks ago, I saw Alabama Shakes perform on Saturday Night Live and it reminded me that I had been wanting to check them out for a while. I’d heard that they were sort of blues-y with a little bit of rock and a whole lot of soul thrown in. So I got online and checked […]
I wish I could tell you how I first heard about Skunk Anansie but I honestly don’t remember. It had to have been sometime around the late ’90s. Maybe they had a song on a soundtrack, maybe I heard about them opening for someone big like U2 or Lenny Kravitz. What I do remember, though, […]
Free Pussy Riot! Sounds like a headline for a Craigslist ad, right? Not quite. It’s actually a call to action in support of a feminist, post-punk band from Russia, aptly named Pussy Riot. Referring to them as a “punk band” is kind of an understatement. They’re more of a political movement.
When I was in fifth grade, I wanted to be Joan Jett. (Actually, to be honest, I kind of still do.) In my early 20s, when I was married with children, I lived vicariously through Courtney Love. I have always had an affinity for female musicians and all-girl bands, whether it was The Go-Gos or […]
Every year since my daughter was 5, she has received a special present from the Santa’s family at Christmas ““ a mixed cd from Ms. Claus. We call them “˜Ms. Claus’ Party Mix(es)’.