Women-Who-Rocktober: Epilogue

Women-Who-Rocktober: Epilogue

Well. It was inevitable. October has ended, and with it this edition of Women-Who-Rocktober – at least from me, if others want to continue with Women-Who-Rocktober in November they are most welcome to.

I knew at the outset that embarking on writing a month-long series of fully Continue reading “Women-Who-Rocktober: Epilogue”

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Women-Who-Rocktober: Deap Vally

Women-Who-Rocktober: Deap Vally

Of all the stories of how bands met and formed, my favourite origin story has to belong to the Los Angeles based duo of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, better known as Deap Vally. With their booming, fuzzed-out, garage-rock you wouldn’t expect the pair to have met at a knitting class – maybe some of you would, but for Continue reading “Women-Who-Rocktober: Deap Vally”

Women-Who-Rocktober: Pussy Riot

Women-Who-Rocktober: Pussy Riot

It will largely come down to personal taste and politics when deciding whether the provocative performances of Pussy Riot constitute art or not; music or not; protest or not. Like many, I only truly became aware of Pussy Riot following the Mother of God, Drive Putin Away performance at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Continue reading “Women-Who-Rocktober: Pussy Riot”

Women-Who-Rocktober: Julie Christmas

Women-Who-Rocktober: Julie Christmas

I first encountered the work of Brooklyn based noise-rocker, Julie Christmas, in 2014 when I returned from a holiday in the US with a copy of the Triad EP – a three-way release from Red Sparowes, Made Out of Babies, and Battle of Mice. As lead vocalist for two of the bands – Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice – it was Continue reading “Women-Who-Rocktober: Julie Christmas”

Women-Who-Rocktober: Ani DiFranco

Women-Who-Rocktober: Ani DiFranco

Folk and punk mightn’t seem the likeliest of musical bedfellows but, by fusing folk’s sing-along melodic nature with the in-your-face attitude and energy of punk while also feeding off the political engagement present in both genre’s, Ani DiFranco introduced folk based music to a slew of listeners who mightn’t have Continue reading “Women-Who-Rocktober: Ani DiFranco”