Elizabeth Elmore: Legal Eagle

June 2, 2013 | 0

From ROCKRGRL Magazine issue #44, March/April 2002. Elizabeth Elmore is well-known as a member of the late, great indoe rock group Sarge. Fewer people know, however, that Elmore is also a full-time student who juggles both music and studying with aplomb.  Now with a new band, The Reputation, Elmore has found herself recording and album […]

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Ann Wilson: A Rock Mom Takes the Stage

May 12, 2013 | 0

In March of 1996, Ann Wilson, the iconic lead singer of Heart, wrote poignantly in ROCKRGRL Magazine about her challenge in balancing motherhood and music. Here is a re-run from our archive in Ann’s own words – for moms everywhere.  We were playing in LA at the Wiltern Theater in the winter of ’94. It was […]

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Martha Gonzalez of Quetzal

May 5, 2013 | 0

From ROCKRGRL Issue #49, Fall 2003. Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin, who also produced East Los Angeles-based Quetzal’s latest and third album, Worksongs, once paid the group the ultimate compliment. “Los Lobos has carried the torch long enough,” Berlin said, “and I think Quetzal is the next to step up and speak for the community.” “I […]

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Amy Rigby: Kitchen Table Diva Ventures Outdoors

April 28, 2013 | 0

(from ROCKRGRL Magazine, November/December 2000) Amy Rigby’s 1996 debut. Diary of a Mod Housewife, was such a critical smash that Spin Magazine instantly named her “Songwriter of the Year.” A second album, Middlescence, quickly followed and cemented Amy’s reputation as the spokesperson for the everyday woman caught “between Bohemia and suburbia.” Her witty observations about […]

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Mary Lou Lord: Busking to the Big Time (from a 1995 interview)

April 21, 2013 | 0

At a time when major-label record executives are handing out deals to anyone with a few good songs and a flannel shirt or two, a little indie rock credibility goes a long way. So it can’t hurt to have a quirky EP released on a small Olympia, Washington, label with music by Bikini Kill, songs […]

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Roddy Bottum’s Top Ten Instrumentalist Women

April 14, 2013 | 1

Roddy Bottum is well-known as the keyboardist for rockers Faith No More. But Roddy is about to make a big splash with his other band, Imperial Teen, in which he plays guitar and drums. Imperial Teen is about to release their debut CD on Slash Records. We thought Roddy was the perfect choice to ask […]

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Leona Naess: Naess Attack

April 7, 2013 | 0

It’s snowing in New York and Leona Naess is walking around the East Village darting in and out of shops as she is interviewed by cell phone. She casually discusses her anthropology studies while at NYU. Given the subject matter found on her debut album, Comatised,  it seems fitting to facetiously ask her about a unique […]

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Vonda Shepard: An Ally McBeal Success Story

March 31, 2013 | 0

Even as she basks in the white-hot glare of the world’s attention, Vonda Shepard hears the whispers. Her album, Songs From Ally McBeal, Featuring Vonda Shepard, shipped 500,000 copies to stores on its release, testimony to the power weekly appearances in a hip new TV show can exert on the marketplace. Thanks to her recurring role as heroine […]

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Debora Iyall’s Native Tongue

March 24, 2013 | 0

As the lead singer of ‘80s group, Romeo Void, Debora Iyall had the honor of performing one of the very best lyrics of all time. “I might like you better if we slept together,” Debora cooed while dissonant guitars in the background added to the sonic tension. She was a woman clearly in control.  The members of Romeo […]

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Continental Drifters: A Family Affair

March 17, 2013 | 0

The New Orleans-based Continental Drifters featured the many talents of Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills (the ’60s real-life musical family that inspired the Partridge Family television show) and Vicki Peterson of The Bangles (the successful ’80s group that included Peterson’s sister Debbie). The group gets together in a big house and makes music every day. […]

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