Cierra White

Cierra White, drummer of Mobid Asphyxiation, Mount Cairn and Oak Ask & Thorn

Here’s a link to one of Morbid asphyxiations songs:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fthpyhUnKJA

Don’t think the other bands have any material out yet.

khartoom:

blackwomeninrock:

femalefrontedbandsconfessions:

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I get really frustrated at the lack of black women in metal, hardcore, rock (and other such genres). Do we not have a place in music unless its for us to shake our asses and flash our tits. On a side note I dont think Straight Line Stitch has been mentioned at all (I could be wrong). An amazing band fronted by a kick ass black chick whose singing and screaming can outdo any man!

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(Straight Line Stitch has been mentioned a couple of times and Alexis separately too, check out the tag if you’re interested 🙂 )

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It’s really more of a lack of representation than a lack of women. No one is really going to push a black woman out into mainstream media that doesn’t serve conventional narratives about who and what black women are because it doesn’t serve the status quo. No matter how talented the women involved actually are, you’re not going to hear about them. You have black women playing every instrument in bands like these, black women fronting these bands, but because of the lack of representation no one knows about these women and everyone thinks that we’re just not out here, or that there’s just one or two who do this sort of thing. It’s the way I used to think.

Hence the reason my blog came to be. I had an obsessive need to collect every woman related to rock music that I could find in one place just to prove that there’s isn’t just one or two of us out here, and so far (with a lot of help!) I’ve been incredibly successful. It’s up to us to represent ourselves.

Reminding myself to tag this post specifically with all of the women I’ve found related to metal and hardcore/punk, which is a fraction of the black women I’ve found that do general rock music as a whole.

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As a black woman who loves Punk Rock/ Pop Punk and can never find bands that have anything other than white males, I’m here for this 100%

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@khartoom Finished tagging this post the best I could with Tumblr’s apparent tag limits, have at it! ☻

Adore (Shantell Daggs)

Shantell Daggs of one woman black metal band Adore.

Here’s a link to a song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H4sKYwYH5cM

Her tumblr is @adore

Larissa Pires

Retaliação Infernal with vocalist Larissa Pires.

Here’s a link to one of their songs:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_F0PWtLCcwo

Kiyoe Krista Fluker

Kiyoe Krista Fluker, guitarist for the death metal band Harlequin.

(Here’s a link to one of their most recent videos: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KpNsAgCIqhg

Rock & Roll, bless you.

pegasuslove:

I was going to cover my dashboard with Fefe Dobson. But then I changed the plan. I decided to rant a little. But my rant was starting to get crazy so I changed the plan again. It started when I saw quite a few posts about how no one could think of a woman of color singing rock & roll. The voice in my head immediately sounded like Alex Trebek;

Question: American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in rock earned her the title The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Answer: WHO IS TINA TURNER?

Now instead of the rant about how rock music started in the black community, and how it makes me sad that people think that rock music ‘belongs’ to whites, I’m just gonna throw you some names other than Fefe that rock.

  • Tina Turner- Undisputed Queen of Rock & Roll. Don’t tell that you’ve heard her sing Proud Mary and didn’t start headbanging and jumping around. Listen to: Proud Mary to start, but go find a greatest hits and just sit there and worship.
  • Grace Jones-Grace, Grace, Grace, where do I start? Singer, model actress, complete icon. Some people might not consider her a rock musician, but if she ain’t a rocker, I don’t know who is. Listen to: Private Life and Corporate Cannibal.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith- She fronts a metal band called Wicked Wisdom. She growls out like the best of ’em, and while she’s not a perfect singer, it’s like Iced-T once said, “Who can sing in rock ‘n’ roll?“  Listen to: Bleed All Over Me and Forgiven
  • Felony Melody- Fronts the band Objex. You should see her mohawk, and her voice is powerful and punk. She melts me. Listen to: Eat This
  • Graph Nobel- She reminds me a little of No Doubt circa Return of Saturn, slow, soft, heartbreaking. Listen to: Fyah
  • Santi White AKA Santogold- The girl is pure rock in my opinion, but with her band Stiffed, she’s seen in the traditional rock band. Listen to: Hold Tight
  • Shingai Shoniwa- Fronts the Noisettes. If Iggy Pop and Billie Holiday had a baby, it’d be Shingai. There are no words that can express my love. Listen to: EVERYTHING! Lol, but go ahead and start with Sister Rosetta, Don’t Upset The Rhythm, and their cover of When You Were Young
  • Skin- She’s a solo artist but mostly fronts Skunk Anansie. The bands sound is "an amalgam of heavy metal and black feminist rage,” and man do I love it. Listen to: Alone In My Room (solo) Secretly (w/SA), and My Ugly Boy (w/SA)
  • Danielia Cotton- A fucking beautiful voice. If you like classic rock, you’ll like Danielia. She’s opened for B.B. King and Lynyrd Skynyrd, how awesome is that?   Listen to: Let It Ride, Make U Move, and Running
  • Sophia Ramos- Where do I start? She is a true rock goddess, I don’t want to give another baby analogy, but if Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin had a baby = Sophia. She’s got an emotional, soulful, take no prisoners voice. Amaaazzzzinnng.   Listen to: Torn Down, Freedom is Over, and Shining Still
  • Lisa Kekaula- Fronts The Bellrays, she’s pure rock & roll, like fire man. Listen to: Infection (the video had a dancing bear!) and Fire On The Moon.
  • Alexis Brown- Fronts Straight Line Stitch. METAL. METAL. METAL. Alexis demands attention, and gets it, with her screaming vocals. Lovvveee. Listen to: Black Veil
  • Janelle Monáe- I consider her a rocker. I think she is progressive and psychedelic. Dude, she’s singing about a girl named Blueberry Mary, fairy gods, the words of Dhammapada, and coming alive like a schizo running wild, all while telling the story of an android in love with a human. Dude, it’s a fucking rock opera. She’s rock & roll. Listen to: Come Alive, Cold War, and Sir Greendown.

I think I reblogged this before, but it seems to have grown more awesome-r so reblogging again. Will tag later.

Female Fronted Band Confessions – Alexis Brown

femalefrontedbandsconfessions:

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I get really frustrated at the lack of black women in metal, hardcore, rock (and other such genres). Do we not have a place in music unless its for us to shake our asses and flash our tits. On a side note I dont think Straight Line Stitch has been mentioned at all (I could be wrong). An amazing band fronted by a kick ass black chick whose singing and screaming can outdo any man!

(Straight Line Stitch has been mentioned a couple of times and Alexis separately too, check out the tag if you’re interested 🙂 )

It’s really more of a lack of representation than a lack of women. No one is really going to push a black woman out into mainstream media that doesn’t serve conventional narratives about who and what black women are because it doesn’t serve the status quo. No matter how talented the women involved actually are, you’re not going to hear about them. You have black women playing every instrument in bands like these, black women fronting these bands, but because of the lack of representation no one knows about these women and everyone thinks that we’re just not out here, or that there’s just one or two who do this sort of thing. It’s the way I used to think.

Hence the reason my blog came to be. I had an obsessive need to collect every woman related to rock music that I could find in one place just to prove that there’s isn’t just one or two of us out here, and so far (with a lot of help!) I’ve been incredibly successful. It’s up to us to represent ourselves.

Reminding myself to tag this post specifically with all of the women I’ve found related to metal and hardcore/punk, which is a fraction of the black women I’ve found that do general rock music as a whole.

femalefrontedbandsconfessions:

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I’m pretty sure I have reblogged this before but so what

Venkman

thughug666:

toddjdaddario:

Venkman (CA)- Tucson. April 27, 2014

Searching the band is fun.

#venkman

Hey peeps, @thughug666 is Lynette’s official tumblr, go check her out!

Shingai Shoniwa

apaana:

Do you have an African style icon? 
My original fashion hero is my Malawian Grandmother, Gogo, who was the village dressmaker. She could stitch up a marriage and mend a broken heart with a sewing machine. With this foundation I am constantly on a journey to explore African fashion further.

(from MAKE SOME NOISE: SHINGAI SHONIWA)

Tina Turner

despairintheheartbreakhotel:

The woman in the album’s cover is Tina Turner in a photoshoot taken by Jack Robinson in 1969.

Oh and some of the bands I recommended are hard to find so if you need links or anything let me know.

Thank you again!! It’s always a pleasure when I come across artists or bands that I didn’t know about, and since I have a personal bias towards punk and metal it’s doubly awesome when the black women artists I discover are in these types of bands. Thank you thank you thank you!!

EDIT: @gates-of-horn-and-ivory I probably forgot about this since it rarely gets used, but I actually have a submit page for people to drop in media from artists I haven’t featured on this blog yet. Sometimes people use it to promote their own bands, but I set it up both for that and for people to give me stuff I don’t have already! I love submissions, and definitely mind you submitting anything you’d like for the bands you brought to my attention. Thanks!

Check out Cierra White, drummer for Morbid Asphyxiation, Oak Ash And Thorn, and Mount Cairn. Also Kiyoe Krista Fluker, guitarist for Harlequin, Larissa Pires, vocalist for Retaliação Infernal and Shantell Daggs from the one woman black metal project Adore (if you haven’t already heard of these of course.)

I have not, you wonderful angel!!!!! Thank you so much!!!