Pages in category "Women punk rock singers" The following 105 pages are in this category, out of 105 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().
Pages in category "Female punk rock singers" The following 105 pages are in this category, out of 105 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().
Tina Lucchesi? Years active: — Her bold stage presence and feminist energy have made her an inspiring figure in the music industry. Shattuck briefly played bass for the Pixies on their European tour in Almost 20 years later, Go Betty Go are still going, despite numerous lineup changes. Based in Southern California, The Muffs found success in dominating the newly emerging pop punk genre. Lunch is also a talented writer, actress, and filmmaker who is known for her spoken word performances. The Stool Pigeon. Main article: Nina Hagen. Smith, in particular, has been claimed as a major influence for notable artists and bands throughout the past few decades, including Michael Stipe of R. Main article: Frau band. The band had a revolving line-up of bassists and drummers, their most prolific being drummer Patty Schemel , and bassists Kristen Pfaff d. Seriously, what idiot wrote this? Throughout her entire career, the single constant has been her unflinchingly tough, inscrutable personality. Jes August 5, at pm. Archived from the original PDF on 24 May Johnette Napolitano…….. Quonk March 11, at pm. Post-punk power pop all-female trio from Philadelphia. Some groups that participated in the Riot grrrl movement encouraged men to stand near the back during concerts to allow women their own space near the front. Yes, she plays guitar, but WTH, the woman had what, 3 major rock and roll hits? Archived from the original on 7 December Here are Yeradumass March 25, at pm. And Linda Ronstadt sold more records in the 70s alone than most of the women mentioned here. Elastica were an English band best known for their album Elastica , which produced singles that charted in the United Kingdom and the United States. But, often overlooked, are the huge contributions women made to this musical genre. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Come on, Linda Ronstadt should be 1 on this list. They were championed by Lemmy on whose personal record label a subsidiary of Warner Music Group their third and fourth albums were released. Originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Babes in Toyland is, akin to L7, a female band from the s that managed to create a cross-breed between classic punk rock and the emerging grunge sound that was topping the music charts in Seattle, Washington. Bill August 8, at am. Christopher Nowak October 20, at pm. In , she joined the all female punk band, The Raincoats who recorded an album for Rough Trade Records. She wrote and performed music with Sonic Youth through Jeff October 9, at pm. Main article: Kathleen Hanna. September 27, Sleater-Kenny's song, "Combat Rock," was anti-war in nature and directly criticized the U. Nina Hagen: Bekenntnisse Confessions. Los Angeles, California: SpinMedia. Philip Auslander says that "Although there were many women in rock by the late s, most performed only as singers, a traditionally feminine position in popular music". You might be one of the biggest ignoramuses on the face of this planet. New York Times. Her newest album, the harder-rocking Let England Shake , is among our favorites of the year. Over the years, she put out a handful of solo albums and collaborations before reuniting The Slits in and releasing their final record, Trapped Animal.
Women have made significant contributions to punk rock music and its subculture since its inception in the s. This participation played a role in the historical development of punk music, especially in the US and UK at that time, and continues to influence and enable future generations. Rock historian Helen Reddington wrote that the popular image of young punk women musicians as focused on the fashion aspects of the scene Fishnet stockings, spiky hair, etc. She states that many, if not all women punks were more interested in the ideology and socio-political implications, rather than the fashion. Johnny Rotten wrote that "During the Pistols era, women were out there playing with the men, taking us on in equal terms Sonic Youth 's Kim Gordon states, "I think women are natural anarchists, because you're always operating in a male framework. So, no, we got no respect anywhere we went. People just didn't want us around. Musicologist Caroline Polk O'Meara has written that female experience, feminism and taking a pro-woman stance empowered women's participation in punk rock beginning in the s. Some men thought that this legislation put them at a loss and felt that women were taking away positions that traditionally belonged to men. This, and the election of Margaret Thatcher , led many young women who felt disenfranchised to the up-and-coming punk rock music scene. Artists like Suzi Quatro are considered to be major influences in the early British punk culture. Quatro refused to be sexualized by the media and indirectly dealt with the issue of sexism by embracing a tough, rocker persona while producing music that could thrive in the mainstream. Bands like X-Ray Spex and The Slits took this feminist rock culture and combined it with a more two-fisted style of music. Cervenka's aggressive style and her non-conventional looks drew more young women to the scene since it was inclusive. Leather jackets, short skirts, fishnets and choker necklaces were part of the punk style and culture. This style made many punk women targets for sexual harassment in the streets. They often spent much time outside waiting for shows, smoking, and meeting with one another, which created a kind of vulnerability. Women punk musicians retaliated by educating the young girls involved in the scene, taking legal action, and writing songs on the matter. Mainstream rock such as Christopher Cross or Hall and Oates did not tend to address political issues, which left a space for rebels like Joan Jett and Blondie within the charts. The feminist ideologies of punk rock in the s and s   persevered into the s via the Riot grrrl movement in the Washington, D. Riot Grrrl addressed more than the sexism of punk culture alone. Rather, the movement applied feminism on a broader scale by taking on issues such as sexual assault , systematic sexism, and the idea that sex is taboo for women. Riot Grrrl began by primarily using homemade magazines, known as zines, and group meetings. Eventually, the movement developed into a genre of music that was more aggressive than the mainstream rock of the decade. This genre reflected the same values as the zines. It was within this era that the LGBT community began to use punk rock as an outlet for advocacy as well. Groups from the early 21st century such as Pussy Riot and Panty Raiders combine feminist and queer values in their music and films. The constant push for gender equality over three decades has resulted in a more inclusive punk rock culture that is no longer divided by sex. No Doubt is one example of this accepting culture. They are a co-ed musical group with a female singer who addresses feminist issues. Sleater-Kinney and Le Tigre are groups known to mix feminist ideologies with other social justice themes. Following George W. Sleater-Kenny's song, "Combat Rock," was anti-war in nature and directly criticized the U. Philip Auslander says that "Although there were many women in rock by the late s, most performed only as singers, a traditionally feminine position in popular music". Though some women played instruments in American all-female garage rock bands, none of these bands achieved more than regional success. So they "did not provide viable templates for women's on-going participation in rock". When Suzi Quatro emerged in , "no other prominent female musician worked in rock simultaneously as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader". Rock Against Sexism RAS was a political and cultural movement dedicated to promoting women in music,  and challenging sexism and heterosexism in the rock music community, pop culture and in the world at large. It was strongly inspired and influenced by Rock Against Racism and the two movements had many of the same participants. The Mexico City-based punk rock collective, Hijas de Violencia the Daughters of Violence conduct street performances to combat harassment of women. The anthropologist, Maritza Urteaga Castro-Prozo writes of their protests against the "hostility and rejection they experienced from male counterparts. The collective considers Russian President Vladimir Putin , to be a dictator, and oppose his policies. Some women in punk rock have used their music and lyrics as platforms for feminist ideologies, and to oppose the sexualization of female musicians and societal policing of women's bodies and sexual agency. Bikini Kill expressed the need for a revolution in pursuit of disrupting the patriarchy, for example their song, Rebel Girl. Punk, as non-normative as it has traditionally been, has in some cases become a safe haven for many unaccepted individuals, including queer people. Punks and the punk lifestyle are often outside of the realm of normative culture, and the same can be said for queer individuals. Women in the hardcore punk scene typically wore army pants, band T-shirts, and hooded sweatshirts. Patti Smith born is a groundbreaking New York City punk rock singer-songwriter, poet and artist, whose first album, Horses , significantly influenced the New York City punk rock genre. Smith's work went on to receive international recognition. In she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chrissie Hynde born in Akron, OH is a singer, songwriter and guitar player and co-founder of the band, The Pretenders. She continued to tour with The Creatures before embarking on a solo career. After she emigrated to West-Berlin in , she joined the band Spliff , and together they named themselves Nina Hagen Band. They released 2 studio-albums, Nina Hagen Band and Unbehagen.
Without Suzi Quatro at 1 this list is moot. The Donnas. Regardless of the disjointed bands disputes, The Runaways managed to do something right. Rutgers University Press. John H. With a mouth like a sailor and charisma for days, Slick was a disarming presence and became the poster child for the Summer Of Love. Retrieved 4 June Main article: Shonen Knife. Who they are: An all-woman punk rock band based in Palo Alto, California. The band had a revolving line-up of bassists and drummers, their most prolific being drummer Patty Schemel , and bassists Kristen Pfaff d. Don't Miss. You might be one of the biggest ignoramuses on the face of this planet. Basingstoke Gazette. Log into your account. Village Voice. Tampa John March 29, at pm. Emotion, Space and Society. Main article: The Breeders. Murray Sisler January 11, at am. Retrieved 10 November Based in Southern California, The Muffs found success in dominating the newly emerging pop punk genre. This frontwoman has a uniquely high-pitched tone, but overall The Voids have a sound heavily influenced by bands like Subhumans, Ill Repute, Vice Squad and The Varukers. Discover the best female guitarists of all time. Lex van Rossen. I dont inderstand Patti Smith is anyone even talking about her anymore? We Are The In Crowd emerged around the turn of the s, among one of the last waves of Myspace artists. Retrieved 30 December Heart broke so many barriers and sounded incredible doing it. Best Track: Teenage Whore. In , she joined the all female punk band, The Raincoats who recorded an album for Rough Trade Records. The spirit of ' Punk and the girl revolution. Beyond being known for her unmistakable vocals and angsty lyrics, the Garbage frontwoman is a feminist icon who sticks up for women and underrepresented communities. Food See all. Poly Styrene — founded the punk band X-Ray Spex , whose album, Germ Free Adolescents established her as a strong contributor as front woman, singer-songwriter and musician. Anchor Press. In , the band performed numerous sold-out shows in Japan where they were mesmerized by the sheer magnitude of positive reception they received and soon went on to star in their own TV special and recording of their first and only live album: Live in Japan. Digital Spy. Main article: Rock Against Sexism. Lemmy March 12, at pm. Retrieved 14 July Film Festival Returns to Live L. Search uDiscover Music. So, no, we got no respect anywhere we went. Known amongst many for their radio hits Call Me and One Way or Another, Blondie is undeniably one of the founders of the American punk rock and new wave scene of the s. No Doubt is one example of this accepting culture. No Linda Ronstadt? BBC News.
Punk once stood for freedom of expression — an iconoclastic form of rock music that influenced generations of metalheads, hip-hop heads and fans of new wave and alternative music. Naturally, that baton was picked up. The past two decades have seen several prominent women pummel the punk patriarchy, armed with a ton of great tunes and a belly full of punk-rock attitude. Here are The Distillers disbanded within three years, but soon the rock band Spinnerette was born, and Dalle met and eventually married Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, with whom she has a family. The Distillers reunited in April and have played several shows in L. Formed in in Wisconsin, this ultra-leftist, anti-authoritarian punk band are led by the energetic, in-your-face singer Kirsten Patches, who displays equal parts compassion and aggression. The band were put together by Patches and guitar player Phil Suchomel, to protest the first Iraq War. A few years later, the band relocated to California, and today, almost three decades later, despite lineup changes and the tragic, sudden death of Suchomel in , Naked Aggression still rage on, touring the country and unleashing their fury over the current political state of the world. The band have earned street cred and respect in the punk scene and have toured with such fellow punks as Subhumans, MDC, Los Crudos and many more over the plus years. Kirsten Patches has led the way, as one of the most furious women in punk, with an urgent message that she has been screaming since A Pretty Mess came to be in , and ever since the band have become one of the most exciting, hard-working punk bands to emerge from Los Angeles. Featuring Meghan Mattox on bass, Aaron Austin on drums and guitarist Dirty Dan, it's rounded out with the passionate and distinct vocals of Dee Skusting. A Pretty Mess have paid their dues, playing the clubs and dive bars all over L. The band have shared the stage with legends like T. As frontwoman for L. But her reach goes far beyond the world of punk rock. With the Interrupters, she fronts a solid band, also featuring guitarist Kevin Bivona, Justin Bivona on bass and Jesse Bivona on drums. Although F-Minus are no longer an active band, the cult status and legacy of this Huntington Beach hardcore punk group still lives on. The band were known for their dual male and female vocals and bursts of fast, caustic songs. First, punk musician Brad Logan shared the mic and lyrics with Jen Johnsen, who left the band before they recruited Erika Daking. Though not necessarily punk in sound, L. Since , this group were putting out very violent, dark and brutal music, which ushered in the sound and genre of powerviolence, an extreme mesh of punk and grindcore metal that was caustic and not for the faint of heart. But they always had the dual male and female vocals. Initially Lulu Hernandez was the second singer, next to Chris Elder, but in , when the band reunited and began to perform live, Cynthia Nishi stepped up to the plate to sing. Despise You have come a long way, now headlining shows and performing at extreme underground punk and metal fests across the country. Hailing from various parts of L. Frontwoman Adri has led the vocal attack both on record and at live shows — she delivers powerful, urgent performances that are full of energy and rage. This frontwoman has a uniquely high-pitched tone, but overall The Voids have a sound heavily influenced by bands like Subhumans, Ill Repute, Vice Squad and The Varukers. The Voids tour and play shows throughout the year in and around L. As part of the Los Angeles Chicano punk scene in the early s, Go Betty Go began as a group of young female musicians out of high school forming a punk band with aspirations of making it big. Almost 20 years later, Go Betty Go are still going, despite numerous lineup changes. After all these years, Go Betty Go show no signs of stopping anytime soon. Northern California all-female rock group The Donnas formed in Although not known as a punk band, the women of L7 play an important part in the history of punk, alternative metal, riot grrrl and the dawn of grunge. When the band formed in in Los Angeles, the new punk movement was in full effect. But by the early '90s, the band were more in tune with bands like Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine. L7 were featured in several movies in the '90s as well, including Tank Girl , Natural Born Killers , Pet Sematary 2 and Serial Mom ; in the latter they portrayed the fictional female rock group Camel Lips and killed a man onstage using fire. Now, after a hiatus of more than 15 years that lasted until , the women of L7 are back, and the band's message in support of women's rights and equality, especially under a president like Trump, is more important than ever. The band now includes original members Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner on vocals and guitars, as well as drummer Demetra Plakas and bassist Jennifer Finch. A new album will be released this year, and L7 have already completed successful tours of Europe and the United States. How can we help you? Sweet James has my permission to help provide a free police report. News News See all. Singer R. Food See all. Music See all. Stevie Wonder and H.