A Little Slice of History

Blondie’s Parallel Lines

Posted by on May 18, 2018

How we attach ourselves to music is based on how we come across it, and who or where we are when we first hear it. For a long time I didn’t get Blondie. Awhile back I picked up a...

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Song of the Moment

Song of the Moment: “Afraid of the Dark” by Lindi Ortega

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018

Thanks to my favorite SiriusXM radio station, Outlaw Country, I've gotten introduced to quite a few badass alt country musicians. My recent favorite is Canadian songstress, Lindi Ortega, who released her fifth album, Liberty, at the end of March. The album is a spaghetti western and deals with working out of darkness and as the album progresses, it does just that.

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Artist Spotlight

A Candid Conversation with Hilary Woods About the Journey to Colt

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

There’s something about Hilary Woods’ music that stops you in your tracks, as if you were walking outside a bar late at night and only heard the faintest noises of the...

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Song Playlist

Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

Posted by on 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...

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Recent Posts

“Irene” by Joanna Lero

“Irene” by Joanna Lero

Mar 8, 2018

One of the best things about music right now are the women who are writing songs to give voices to those who feel they cannot speak up. London musician, Joanna Lero, has released a new song “Irene” in honor of her grandmother on International Women’s Day. This song will also be included on her new EP, Variations, out on March 22. The song...

OMG

OMG

Mar 1, 2018

Just before Thanksgiving, in some magnificent wrinkle in rock-legend timespace, these four smiled, a camera went click!, and The Best Instagram Picture Ever was created.

in/distilling a love of music

in/distilling a love of music

Feb 28, 2018

Words are metaphors: in the one case, my mother fills me, drop by magic drop, with music; in the other, she extracts what I need—which was also what she needed—from music and offers it to me like an essential oil, powerful and sweet. Oil and water: both sacramental, both used in baptism.

Shellshag, The Masters of Rock n’ Roll DIY

Shellshag, The Masters of Rock n’ Roll DIY

Feb 27, 2018

Shellshag, a two piece from New York, is the heart and soul of rock n’ roll DIY. Comprised of Jennifer Shagawat and John “Shellhead” Driver, the band has put in more time than most bands out there. What makes it possible for them is their genuine love of rock n’ roll. Shell first learned to play guitar from his buddy, Bob Taylor. “I was 22. He was my...

In The Know- February 2018

In The Know- February 2018

Feb 26, 2018

February’s In the Know answers, what is your favorite winter activity?             Abiyah— My favorite winter activity is diving headfirst into my coat closet to figure out which of my rad winter coats I’ll rock that day. Will it be faux fur (including vintage Jordache and Sasson), vintage leather (Aigner), a wool...

The Liza Colby Workout Playlist

The Liza Colby Workout Playlist

Feb 23, 2018

Liza Colby of The Liza Colby Sound was kind enough to put together a workout so some day we might look as great as she does. This workout is a magazine exclusive so order your copy today! However, here is her intro to the workout along with her favorite workout playlist! From Liza: “First lemme say if I never had to workout I wouldn’t. I would love...

2018 Winter Movie List

2018 Winter Movie List

Feb 22, 2018

In winter, it’s hard to motivate to do things outside or go places and see people. Whether you’re sick with the flu, down from seasonal depression, or just snuggled in we find here at Women in Rock there’s a lot more TV time in the winter. We’ve compiled our favorite Women in Rock movies to give you history lessons and entertainment...

Breaking Glass: An Unsolicited and Biased Review

Breaking Glass: An Unsolicited and Biased Review

Feb 20, 2018

Breaking Glass could be considered a new band. After a fairly long hiatus they have reformed under a new moniker. They are a three piece made up of Izzi on drums, Makenzie on bass and Roxie on guitar and vocals. All female bands are rare in the male dominated rock world and bands of any gender that rock this hard are even rarer. Full disclosure–this...

Penelope Spheeris–Rock and Roll Anthroplogist

Penelope Spheeris–Rock and Roll Anthroplogist

Feb 20, 2018

Back in the 80’s there was no internet which means no YouTube. Back then a large part of learning about punk rock was swapping homemade cassettes and VHS tapes. Two very important movies in my circle of friends were The Decline of Western Civilization and Suburbia. These movies heavily influenced what bands we listened to, but more importantly they portrayed...

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...