INTRODUCTION Back when I worked at Amoeba Music, I wrote posts about all-female bands from the 1910s-1950s, all-female bands of the 1960s, and all-female bands of the 1970s. This year, for Women’s History Month, I had what I thought was the bright idea to combine them into one piece and update them. Then the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading The Ultimate Directory of All-Female Bands
I wrote a post on all-female bands from the 1910s-1950s, and a post covering all-female bands of the 1960s — here’s my attempt at a conclusive A-Z (and other alphabets) of all-female bands of the 1970s. Details are often sketchy or non-existent and as always corrections and contributions are appreciated! DIE ÄTZTUSSIS Die Ätztussis were an anarcho-punk … Continue reading All-Female Bands of the 1970s — Happy Women’s History Month!
In the first half of the 20th Century, there were many popular all-female musical acts. In the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s there were vocal groups like The Andrews Sisters, The Boswell Sisters, and The McGuire Sisters. In the early rock/soul era, the so-called “girl groups” such as The Shirelles, The Teen Queens, The Paris Sisters, … Continue reading All-Female Bands of the 1960s – Happy Women’s History Month!
Female singers have been popular since ancient times. Earlier this year a tomb was discovered in Egypt housing the earthly remains of Nehmes Bastet, a singer who lived and died some 2,900 years ago — around the time of Carthage‘s founding and that the Iron Age was making big waves in Central Europe. To date, she’s … Continue reading All-Female Bands of the Early 20th Century
After the Go-Betweens — the Solo Albums of Grant McClennan and Robert Forster All-Female Bands of the 1960s – Happy Women’s History Month! All-Female Bands of the 1970s — Happy Women’s History Month! Black Hillbilly Cruising the Mediterranean aboard the Boaty Weekender Digging the scene at “This Ain’t a Scene” with a gangsta lean Dirty Roots: Southern Hip-Hop Part I … Continue reading Music
The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog This is my last dispatch for the Amoeblog. I started blogging for Amoeblog on 26 July 2007. In that time I created a few series for the Amoeblog: One Album Wonders (profiles of bands which only released one album), Brightwell’s Top 10 (my favorite tracks from the … Continue reading Marking the end of an Eight Year Venture, or, My Final Post
A comprehensive playlist of the music of Los Angeles would have to include film scores, cool jazz, surf bands, frat rock, folk-rock, Sunset Strip psychedelia, Chicano soul, country rock, hardcore punk, Paisley Underground, hair metal, gangsta rap, and G-funk. Lists of performers and bands associated with Los Angeles invariably include plenty rock groups, soul singers, and rappers. Inevitably, most are … Continue reading Pan-Asian Metropolis — Asian Angeleno Musicians
This neighborhood blog is about Boyle Heights. To vote for other neighborhoods to be explored on California Fool’s Gold, please let me know which in the comment section. The area now known as Boyle Heights was historically inhabited by the Tongva, who arrived there from the Sonoran Desert to the east some 3,500 years ago. … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Boyle Heights
Since its beginning, rock music has been a male dominated affair. Women, such as Wanda Jackson, were not just anomalies but curiosities. By the ’60s there were plenty of girl groups, female soul singers and a few female-fronted rock bands, but the few actually female-dominated rock bands like Ace of Cups, Fanny, The Girls, Goldie … Continue reading The unsung heroines of Punk/Post-Punk/No Wave/New Wave