We just returned home from a live gig, featuring three bands. The band, 'Upset' were second on the bill. They were pretty good. They had a kind of upbeat delivery, courtesy of the lead singer Ali Koehler, who said a little something about the songs as she introduced them.
The headliner of the night was a band called 'Screaming Females'. A trio from New Jersey, the band is lead by Marissa Paternoster, a very skilled guitarist, vocalist and high energy performer. It was the first occasion I've heard the band and I have to say that I was impressed. At a time when there are a lot of bands attempting to mimic a certain sound or revive a certain fashion, or affect an '80s aesthetic, it's refreshing to hear something a little different.
I should make special mention of the title of my blog. 'She Shreds', is the name of a relatively new magazine that highlights women working in the music industry/ female guitarists. I'd like to see this magazine in public library collections and schools. I think it would be a positive thing for girls and women to learn more about the industry.
Oh and we met Rachel Haden tonight too. Again, everything connects back to Weezer. She's an excellent bassist that's for sure.
Speak to you all soon.
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