Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

May 20, 2018

With Mother’s Day weighing heavily on my mind this year (what do you buy for someone that gave you the gift of life?), I pulled together this playlist of my favorite rock–or very close to–songs about motherhood. Either from the perspective of children or mothers, sorrowful or joyous, this playlist brought me a lot of comfort as I navigated what...

Playlist: Women Rock the World

Playlist: Women Rock the World

Feb 20, 2018

We, at Women In Rock, love to highlight the local scene, but lately we’ve been just as inspired by women rockers from all over the world. This playlist offers a sampling from Iceland to India. 1. Hórmónar Iceland “Kynsvelt” https://youtu.be/SuYPmUDs-xQ                 2. Pussy Riot Russia “I Can’t Breathe” (dedicated to Eric...

Halloween Spooktacular Playlist

Halloween Spooktacular Playlist

Oct 31, 2017

Creep It Real! I’m the kind of person that would celebrate Halloween year round. I love the decor, the weather and the spookiness in the air! Here are some of my favorite Women in Rock Halloween hits.   Siouxsie and the Banshees- “The Staircase(Mystery)”– It couldn’t be Halloween without Siouxsie Sioux. This song from The Scream captures the...

Cindy Wilson’s 4 Favorite B-52s Songs

Cindy Wilson’s 4 Favorite B-52s Songs

Oct 27, 2017

Cindy Wilson, the extraordinary B-52, released her first solo album, Change, this fall on Kill Rock Stars. When I spoke with Wilson about the new album and about The B-52s (it’s their fortieth anniversary), I asked her to compile her four favorite B-52s songs. “I like the b-sides better than the ones we play all the time,” Cindy Wilson said. “I like the...

How to Get Through a Breakup: Some Advice from Ruby the Rabbitfoot

How to Get Through a Breakup: Some Advice from Ruby the Rabbitfoot

Aug 9, 2017

Pop Musician Ruby the Rabbitfoot insists she is the “queen of getting dumped.” However, she has some great advice when it comes to getting through breakups. “My first piece of advice is to be patient with yourself because endings are beginnings. Do something really nice for yourself. Get a massage, pay for it. I’ve never gotten a massage and regretted...

Songs with Horns

Songs with Horns

Apr 25, 2016

I played string instruments growing up, so I’ve always been fascinated with brass. Horns and trumpets, when juxtaposed with guitar, bass, and drums, lend an entirely different mood to a song: bold, stout, clean and weighty, bright and jazzy.  The songs on this playlist use horns in different ways and to different ends, but they are all brassy, in the...