Helms Alee “8/16”
8 years ago today (April 4, 2007), Helms Alee played thier first show at the Can Can in Seattle, WA. Helms Alee are currently on tour with Russian Cirlces in Europe.
an awesome metal band with more chicks than dudes is always a good thing
Watching the documentary and I feel…warm and happy?
Because it’s like, hey…I’m not alone.
I already really liked this song, and this dope ass video makes me like it even more. #AfroGothAesthetic
it’s the land of the young camel who wanders after its mother – Tinariwen
Yeah I know it’s September. But enjoy this fun Valentine’s Day card from fuckyeahpolystyrene.
The Supremes looking stylish and in high spirits, 1962.
Really Awesome Female Fronted Bands Part That I Heavily Fucks With Part 3
Bleed The Pigs
Amy Miret (Nausea)
Poly Styrene (X Ray Spex)
Beki Bondage (Vice Squad,Ligotage)
Tairrie B Murphy (My Ruin, Tura Satana)
Alice Bag (The Bags. Tons of greatness.)
Black Musicians In Alternative Music
In honor of Black History month, let’s take a look at some Black musicians in alternative music. These groups take pieces from all genres- hip-hop, rock, R&B, blues, punk (things Black artists have had a hand in creating since the inception of the respective genres)- and in turn create something new, fresh and absolutely wonderful.
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Fronted by the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and The Cosby Show’s Lisa Bonet, LOLAWOLF is a trio that features Zoe Kravitz, Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy. Their sound is all over the place and yet oddly specific: the group dabbles in rock, electronic, hip- hop and R&B. Downright electric and eclectic, you can check out their debut LP “Calm Down” on Spotify & purchase it on iTunes.
Radkey is a garage punk band from St. Joseph, Missouri that is made up of three brothers: Dee, the lead guitarist and vocalist; Isaiah on bass; and Solomon, the drummer and youngest brother. Formed in 2010, they’ve played SXSW, Afropunk and are set to play at this year’s Coachella. They have released two EPs since then, 2012’s Cat & Mouse and 2013’s Devil Fruit. Listen to their music on their website.
Hardly a new name in music, The Noisettes are an indie rock band from London currently composed of singer and bassist Shingai Shoniwa and guitarist Dan Smith. Formed in 2003, this high energy group has released three albums- 2007’s What’s The Time Mr. Wolf; 2009’s Wild Young Hearts; and 2012’s Contact. Their fashion is crazy amazing, their sound manages to be retro and modern at the same damn time, and honestly Shingai’s melanin is something truly magical. Check out their awesome website and listen to their music. (Also, they did a cover of The Killers’ “When You Were Young“ that puts the original to shame.)
TV On The Radio
Formed in 2001, TV On The Radio is an indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. With five albums under their belt, the band features Tunde Adebimpe, David Sitek, Kyp Malone, and Jaleel Bunton. While Tunde and Kyp do most of the vocals, the whole group functions like a well-oiled machine, all multitasking on different instruments to create a sound that is unique, haunting and spectacular. Like other groups on the list, this band easily ties different sounds into their music: their latest singles “Happy Idiot” and “Careful You” from the 2014 release Seeds feature pop, hip-hop and rock sounds. Check out their music and website here. (Also hear the group do a dope cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” in the season 5 Game of Thrones trailer.)
Photos taken last night at “Word, Rock, & Sword” music festival in NYC. This show was amazing in every way.
Imani Uzuri – Beautiful (live)
Nik West – Bottles & Cans (2015)
Nik West Inspiration
Nik West Inspiration
I cheated on my fears, broke up with my doubts, got engaged to my faith, and now I’m marrying my dreams…you should too!
Happy birthday Nik West
The wonderful Nik West.
Nik West with a Fender Dimension Bass
I <3 BiBi McGill
Here’s a preview of the cover of issue 7 of She Shreds Magazine, being printed this week! Featuring an interview with Bibi McGill (Beyonce’s guitarist), an interview I did with Mitski, as well as interviews with Viv Albertine (of the Slits), Bleached, and Warpaint. There’s also an amazing scene report of all the amazing things happening in San Jose written by beankalonitupou, Victoria Yeulut (music historian/Television Personalities/Congregation) talks about the the history of unsung women guitarists in blues and gospel, and so much more!
Really, it’s such an honor to work with the amazing editors, writers, and contributors at She Shreds!
Subscribe for the print magazine here!
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I have every issue of She Shreds except the latest one to be released. Such an awesome magazine, and they show so much love to WOC guitarists!