She Shreds is pleased to announce our #14 issue, featuring two exclusive cover artists: Molly Rankin of Alvvays and Melanie Faye. Consider it a valentine from She Shreds to you!
Subscribe here now to receive She Shreds #14 as your first issue in a full year of magazines. You can also pre-order a single issue of the magazine through our online store, but hurry—we’re only selling one hundred copies online! She Shreds Issue #14 will available in stores (including select Barnes & Nobles), starting March 4th, 2018. Our current list of stockists is available here, and keep your eye out for new retailer announcements to come.
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Cover Story: Molly Rankin
The Alvvays guitarist/vocalist tells us about growing up in a musical family, coming into the studio with a balance of ideas and open-mindedness, and why she prefers to “keep operations small” when it comes to her band.
Cover Story: Melanie Faye
This 19-year-old guitarist from Nashville has gone viral, drawing international acclaim while mesmerizing social media communities with her soulful musicianship. She speaks to She Shreds’ own Fabi Reyna about the importance of putting in time and having patience when it comes to learning guitar, her favorite instruments, and how her life has been impacted since her rise to fame.
The award-winning guitarist/songwriter and activist shares insight into her blends of Mexican folk music, and writing songs that embrace tradition while challenging racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
The guitarist and composer talks about her studio, Other Cathedrals, becoming an engineer and producers, revisiting her songs with students, and why you don’t need to have a lot of tech knowledge to get into recording.
Julien Baker in Conversation with Lauren Denitzio
One a recent all-woman tour, Julien Baker and Worriers’ Lauren Denitzio interviewed each other about touring without men, their ever-evolving gear set ups, and their perspectives on performing solo versus playing with a band.
Ruidosa Fest Wants Women and Non-Binary Musicians to Get Loud
Ruidosa Fest founder Francisca Valenzuela speaks to She Shreds about providing challenging and uplifting communities through providing platforms for Latin American artists across genre lines, and growing her organization from a one-day fest in Santiago, Chile, to an international phenomenon with events in three countries.
Kill Rock Stars & the Shifting Vision of a Feminist Record Label
Liz Pelly explores the history and evolution of the iconic record label, Kill Rock Stars, including how its staff is imagining new visions for how music companies can remain artist-friendly and feminist in today’s shifting industry.
She Shreds Issues #14 features:
10 Scene Report: McAllen, Texas
12 Kill Rock Stars & the Shifting Vision of a Feminist Record Label
16 Moving Pictures: On the Road with Angel Olsen
22 40 Years of Dancing: In Conversation with Renee Scroggins of ESG
26 Ruidosa Fest Wants Women and Non-Binary Musicians to Get Loud
30 Lila Downs
36 Cover Story: Alvvays
42 Cover Story: Melanie Faye
52 Julien Baker in Conversation with Lauren Denitzio
60 Kaki King
72 Sound Control: Lucy Dacus
74 Tabs: “Archie, Marry Me” by Alvvays
76 Tabs: “Not My Baby” by Alvvays
78 Reviews: Gear
79 Reviews: Albums