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40 Years of Fairytales: A Retrospective of The Raincoats

This year, the seminal British post-punk group The Raincoats, founded by bassist Gina Birch and guitarist Ana da Silva, will  more

Eve Alpert of Palm on Exploring Time Signatures and Meter

Palm is a four-piece indie rock band that is currently based in Philadelphia. Their sound mixes a wide array of  more

Video Premiere: “Video,” by Guantanamo Baywatch

Guantanamo Baywatch has made a name for itself playing surf-inspired garage-punk, but on its recently-released fourth album the Portland trio  more

Premiere: “Keeping a Record,” by SOAR

SOAR is four-piece indie band comprised of guitarist/vocalist Shannon Bodrogi, drummer/vocalist Rebecca Redman, and guitarists/bassists/vocalists Jenna Marx and Mai Oseto.  more

Deerhoof Goes Politically-Fueled Pop on “Come Down Here and Say That” ft. Lætitia Sadier

Unless you’ve been living under a rock throughout the last year, you’ve likely noticed—or have joined—the growing number of private  more

Review: Plug and Play with Burger Records’ Burger Buddy

The Burger Buddy updates the standard cassette player for the modern tape listener. It can also be a helpful tool  more

The Legends: Ida Presti

Before her untimely death at age 42, French classical guitarist and composer Ida Presti had two lengthy, influential periods in  more

Premiere: “Yr Heart,” by Hand Habits

Hand Habits is the project of Meg Duffy, an upstate New York-raised, LA-based musician who has collaborated with the likes  more

Premiere: Doki Doki Sounds EP by The Suzan

Founded by sisters Saori (guitar/vocals) and Rie (keyboards/vocals) in 2004, the Tokyo-based band The Suzan have toured the world with  more

Gear Guide: Jade Jackson’s Love of Dreadnought Guitars

Just as Willie Nelson can still please crowds strumming a few songs on the worn-out Martin N-20 acoustic guitar he  more

Video Premiere: “Spool,” by Thelma

The best way to describe “Spool” is by starting at its end: the song off of Thelma’s debut self-titled album  more

Premiere: “Pizzaface” EP, by Hammydown

For many people, the daily grind can wreak havoc on creativity, but Abbie Morin of Northampton, MA indie rock band  more

40 Years of Fairytales: A Retrospective of The Raincoats

This year, the seminal British post-punk group The Raincoats, founded by bassist Gina Birch and guitarist Ana da Silva, will  more

EarthQuaker Devices’ Erupter Delivers on Promise of “Ultimate Fuzz”

One knob, an unreal amount of possibilities. EarthQuaker Devices president, product designer, and legendary pedal builder, Jamie Stillman, calls the  more

Album Premiere: Planet Enigma, by Saba Lou

Though she only just finished high school, Saba Lou already has a long history in music. She released her first  more

Gear Guide: Chelsea Wolfe on Tone, Songwriting and Preference

Chelsea Wolfe has forged a sound that draws from a plethora of styles including heavy rock, ambient, folk, metal, and  more

The Empowerment, Unity, and Traditions Behind Flor de Toloache’s Mariachi Fusion

The members of mariachi band Flor de Toloache are most definitely more than “Las Caras Lindas,” or “the pretty faces,”  more

Premiere: “Captain Howdy,” by Pearl Earl

“I feel like Pearl Earl has a pretty short attention span. We have a lot of fun being flamboyant and  more

Yvette Young on Guitar Tapping for Beginners

Yvette Young, the gifted guitarist for instrumental progressive math rock band, Covet, has been absorbed with music from an early  more

Sitarist Anoushka Shankar on Corroborating Activism and Fusing Musical Worlds

The sitar, a classical instrument most commonly used in Hindustani music popular throughout India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, is four feet  more

ICYMI: She Shreds Roundup 6/19-6/23

If you missed it, don’t you worry! We’ve got you covered. Below are the highlights from our week at She  more

Premiere: “Soft Stud,” by Black Belt Eagle Scout

Black Belt Eagle Scout is the one-woman project of Katherine Paul, a multi-instrumentalist from the Pacific Northwest. Paul is a  more

The Legends: Renata Tarrago

Catalan guitarist Renata Tarrago’s discography is a testament to her spot among the greats of 20th century classical music. Her  more

Sleuthing Out Lutherie: Tools to Build On with Jayne Henderson and Rachel Rosenkrantz

So, you’re interested in building your own guitar, but the idea of acquiring the experience and tools seems way too  more

Video Premiere: “Subway Surfer,” by Fruit & Flowers

Fruit & Flowers hit the ground running after forming in the summer of 2015. Guitarist Ana Asnes Becker recalls, “it  more

Build Your Own Pedals: Getting Started

If you’re someone who is interested in building your own effects pedals but are overwhelmed with where to start, I  more

How Rapper Little Simz Uses Guitar to Fight One-Dimensionality

Little Simz, one of the UK’s most fiercely independent rappers, may be more primed for She Spits than She Shreds,  more

The Legends: Selda Bağcan

Selda Bağcan, often billed simply as Selda, is a Turkish folk guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer whose 40-plus year career  more

Gear Guide: Esben and the Witch

Esben and the Witch works in rich musical tapestries that range from gothic-tinged, atmospheric melodies, to chugging rhythms, to enormous,  more

Video Premiere: “Empty Drinks,” by Alexa Dark

Alexa Dark is an emerging talent specializing in hook-driven alt rock that nods to classic punk songwriters such as Patti  more

Premiere: “Fortune Spider,” by Suspirians

Suspirians formed in 2013, but the connection between the Austin, Texas-based bandmates —guitarist/vocalist Marisa Pool, bassist/synths Stephanie Demopulous, and drummer  more

Chastity Belt on Balance, Gear, and Being Sincere Without Taking Yourself Too Seriously

Chastity Belt is known for hazy post-punk that has its quirks—they’ve been releasing songs with names like “Giant Vagina” and  more

Premiere: ‘Nerves,’ by Gold Dime

Gold Dime is the brainchild of Andrya Ambro, formerly the drummer of acclaimed noise rock duo Talk Normal. When Talk  more

Gear Guide: Kyoto’s tricot on What’s Behind Their Rhythmic Rock / Pop Sound

Formed in Kyoto, Japan in 2010, tricot is an all-woman band comprised of guitarist/vocalist Ikkyu Nakajima, guitarist/vocalist Motoko “motifour” Kida,  more

Why Supporting Live Music After the Manchester Arena Attack Matters

On Monday night at Manchester Arena, as crowds were filing out after an Ariana Grande concert, a 22-year-old man detonated  more

Artist to Artist: Veruca Salt and Skating Polly Discuss Collaborating on ‘New Trick’ EP

Skating Polly is the Tacoma-based band founded by stepsisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse when they were 9 and 14  more

Bad Cop / Bad Cop on Conquering Challenges and Coming Back Stronger. Listen to “Amputations!”

Bad Cop / Bad Cop is a California-based band comprised of guitarists/vocalists Stacey Dee and Jennie Cotterill, bassist/vocalist Linh Le,  more

The Legends: Caterina Valente

In television’s “golden era” of the 1950s and 1960s, when the new medium elevated well-rounded entertainers to wide audiences, Caterina  more

The Gear Behind Gothic Tropic’s Debut LP, ‘Fast or Feast’, Stream Full Album Now

Gothic Tropic is the brainchild of Cecilia Della Peruti, a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist whose skills on the guitar have  more

Win a VIP Pack to Night 1 of 3 Days in Portland Ft. Alvvays, the Courtney and Candace

Red Bull Sound Select + She Shreds Magazine are partnering to create a fan experiential, inside of the Wonder Ballroom  more

Video Premiere: “Flint Shingle,” by Isobel Anderson

Sometimes life forces you to take a step back from your regular routine, and inadvertently cause you to reflect on  more

Photos: She Shreds Sou’wester Weekend Getaway

Last weekend, the She Shreds crew took five bands and two DJs out to one of the region’s most welcoming  more

Angaleena Presley on New Directions and Why There Aren’t More Women on Country Radio

Less than six years ago, country singer-songwriter, and guitarist Angaleena Presley was basking in the mainstream country spotlight with fellow  more

Premiere: “Sun Reservoir” by Notel

As everyone knows, Portland has no shortage of talented musicians. Notel, one of the latest bands to emerge from the  more

Enter to Win a D’Addario Accessory Pack + Brittany Howard Approved Strings

Spring is in full swing, and there is no time like the present to get your guitars in gear for  more

Tara Jane O’Neil on Collaboration, Intention, and Choosing the Right Gear

Tara Jane O’Neil is one of indie rock’s most versatile songwriters. A founding member of the post-hardcore band Rodan, O’Neil,  more

Video Premiere: “City Kiss,” by Night School

On their 2016 debut album, Blush, Oakland-based indie band Night School took musical influences from previous decades including doo-wop and  more

The Legends: Annie Kerr

Details about Hawaiian singer and steel guitarist Annie Kerr’s career are as scarce online and in print as her once-popular  more

She Shreds Presents: Sou’wester Weekend Getaway

She Shreds Sou’Wester Weekend Getaway will be a one of a kind experience, with three days of bands, fireworks, fire  more

Premiere: “What a Way to See the Old Girl Go,” by Dead Moon

Few bands have been more inspiring and influential to DIY rock and punk culture than Dead Moon. Dead Moon formed  more

Premiere: “Dræmings” EP, by Dræmings

Los Angeles guitarist/vocalist Kimi Recor had played in a various bands over a number of years before launching her first  more

Ora Cogan Weaves Nature and Emotion Into Dreamy Psych. Listen to ‘Crickets’ Now!

Multi-instrumentalist Ora Cogan makes gorgeous experimental folk compositions laces with hints of psychedelia, chamber pop, and rock. Since age 19,  more

Sallie Ford Premieres “Middle Child” Video, Performs at She Shreds Sou’Wester Weekend Getaway

We are pleased to announce that Portland’s own retro-tinged indie guitarist, singer and songwriter Sallie Ford will be headlining the  more

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers on Outlaw Country and Safe Spaces. Listen to “The Nail” Now!

For many of us, the music we listened to growing up helped lay the groundwork for our personal identities and  more

Premiere: “No Future,” by Crooked Bangs

Crooked Bangs is the Austin-based rock trio of bassist/vocalist Leda Ginestra, guitarist Samantha Wendel, and drummer Phillip Gonzalez. The band  more

The Legends: Peggy Seeger

For over 60 years, folk artist Peggy Seeger has provided a voice for the politically underserved on both sides of  more

Musicians Tips: Vorhees’ Dana Wachs on Finding Your Musical Voice

Dana Wachs began studying electric bass and cello at a young age, but she soon discovered that conventional music lessons  more

Video Premiere: “Lucid State,” by Tabah

Tabah is a five-piece band from ​Minneapolis, Minnesota fronted by guitarist/vocalist Cecelia Erholtz (who also works in guitar repair and  more

Brittany Howard on Collaboration, Gear, and Making Up Your Own Chord Shapes

This feature originally appeared in the eleventh issue of She Shreds, published in November, 2016. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Gear Guide: Lunachicks/Bantam Guitarist Gina Volpe on Going Solo. Listen to “Different Animal” now!

Massive snowstorms can be a drag, to say the least, but you wouldn’t know it to talk to Gina Volpe.  more

Issue #12 Out Now: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Cherry Glazerr, the Raincoats and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce the 12th issue of our magazine including our cover story on Hurray for the  more

Video Premiere: “Miss Me,” by Kylie Rothfield

Kylie Rothfield may have come into the national spotlight as a contestant on the 11th season of The Voice (on  more

Teri Gender Bender on Crystal Fairy, Culture Clash, and Developing Her Own Guitar Style

It’s likely the rare girl whose dream is to have their mother cook dinner for Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover  more

Photo Diary: She Shreds Unofficial SXSW Showcase

Our unofficial SXSW 2017 showcase at Las Cruxes was a major success and beyond a doubt, one of the best  more

Video Premiere: “Patterns,” by Longclaw

Longclaw is a four-piece band from Portland, Oregon that specializes in a melodic, hard-hitting blend of hardcore, post-punk, and shoegaze.  more

Mobina Galore on Troubleshooting Gear Issues from the Road

Winnipeg, Canada-based punk duo Mobina Galore was on stage during first show on their recent European tour with Against Me!  more

Premiere: “Floating,” by Katie Buchanan

Born and raised in Kansas, multi-instrumentalist Katie Buchanan brought her blues and Americana-driven pop to New York a decade ago  more

She Shreds SXSW 2017 Preview

SXSW 2017 is just around the corner, and She Shreds will be there with one of our most badass music  more

Ends Meet: An Interview with Melina Duterte of Jay Som

At 22 years old, Melina Duterte is a hardworking maverick. Under the name Jay Som, she exhibits her well-practiced skills  more

Evolving Moods and Music: An Interview with Emma Ruth Rundle

“I personally can’t continue to write and tour on music that focuses on such dark subject matter. It’s really not  more

Lucinda Williams On the Hard and Sedulous Road to Major Label Success

[This feature originally appeared in the eleventh issue of She Shreds, published in November, 2016. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Sol Pereyra Celebrates Women Standing Up to Gender Violence. Listen to “Flores Salvajes” Now

Over the last year, the world has seen women around the globe come together and stand up in protest in  more

The Legends: Carol MacDonald

Before the Pleasure Seekers launched Suzi Quatro’s career and the Runaways inspired generations of punk and metal musicians, Goldie and  more

Q+A With Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak: “If it’s just virtuosity for virtuosity’s sake, then I really have no interest in it.”

[This feature originally appeared in the eleventh issue of She Shreds, published in November, 2016. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Ghosts and Little Deaths: A Conversation with Idle Bloom. Watch “Dust” Now!

Olivia Scibelli has slept in my house twice while on tour, and yet we’ve never met. Both times I was  more

“Queen of Tone” Abigail Ybarra Talks Fender History and 57 Years of Pickup Winding

The longest working Fender employee isn’t who you might think—she’s a pickup winder, Latina, and one of three sisters raised  more

Angel Olsen on Gear, ‘My Woman’ and the Process of Recording

When I first heard Angel Olsen’s music in 2011, I was writing what would be the first songs for a  more

She Shreds SXSW 2017 ft. Madame Gandhi, Sad 13, Mothers, Chastity Belt and More

SXSW is just around the corner and She Shreds will be there to help kick off the week-long music conference  more

How Les Filles de Illighadad is Revolutionizing Traditional Tuareg Music

[This feature was originally published in the eleventh issue of She Shreds Magazine, November 2016 and has been edited for  more

Premiere: Beyond Life and Death, by NOÊTA

Many bands form over members’ shared tastes, interests and perspectives, but often the most innovative and fresh sounds come from  more

Premiere: “Door Left Open,” by Scout Paré-Phillips

With a combination of classical technique honed over years training as an opera singer and the country, dark folk, and  more

Get to Know Stef Chura

The first thing you might notice when you listen to Stef Chura’s debut album, Messes, is her vocals. She adopts  more

Voices of Protest and Progress in Country Music

Last month, Rolling Stone ran an op-ed challenging more country singers to embrace the spirit of protest that fueled the  more

Dirty Dishes’ Jenny Tuite on Controlling Your Fuzz Effects

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Jenny Tuite has an awesomely experimental, do-what-works and DIY attitude and an intimate understanding of the  more

Premiere: “The Man Who Made Himself a Name,” by Shelby Earl

Following the success of her 2011 debut Burn the Boats, and her 2013 follow up, Swift Arrows, critically-acclaimed Seattle-based indie  more

Video Premiere: “Rxx,” by Eros and the Eschaton

Eros and the Eschaton was formed by Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins in North Carolina in 2012. Their early, bedroom-recorded  more

The Legends: Carline Ray

Throughout her 67-year career, jazz vocalist, guitarist, and bassist Carline Ray remained a creative force in an often male-dominated genre.  more

Ernie Ball Introduces “Break Reistant” Paradigm Strings at NAMM, 2017

Breaking the occasional string has always been part of life for guitarists, but the people at Ernie Ball are trying  more

Sarah Bethe Nelson Explores the Evolution of Life, Love, and Music. Listen to “Out of My Reach”

Sometimes we can’t get what we want in life, but according to Sarah Bethe Nelson, that’s not necessarily a negative  more

Shannon Wright on Finding Connection and Making Music for Music’s Sake

She’s been called angry, aggressive, an artist who “enjoys making people cry.” Shannon Wright has heard it all when it  more

Elastica Has Returned to the Studio

After not seeing each other for nearly two decades, the members of Elastica have entered the studio once again. Another  more

Support Music and At-Risk Organizations with these Inauguration Week Releases

When it comes to political protest, social commentary, and bringing people together, there are few, if any, tools in this  more

Video Premiere: “Cupcake Man,” by Lady Bits

We’ve all been there, stuck dealing with a man who, for some reason, feels like it’s ok to give his  more

Ernie Ball Announces 2017 St. Vincent Signature Collection

After making waves last year with the introduction of the Music Man St. Vincent Signature Guitar, Annie Clark, a.k.a. St.  more

Premiere: “Vantablack” by Dool

With a mix of dark, psychedelic rock, gothic-tinged pop sensibilities, and a lineup of seasoned musicians from the Netherlands’ musical  more

Fender Announces American Professional Series

As if it wasn’t hard enough to choose a favorite Fender, the instrument company has just announced a new line  more

The Legends: Memphis Minnie

While pioneering vocalist Ma Rainey was dubbed the “Mother of the Blues,” and helped spark the genre’s commercial spread in  more

Premiere: “Do It in Your Mind,” by Louie Louie

At its inception, Philadelphia garage rock four-piece Louie Louie was a project that served to stretch vocalist/guitarist Emily Robb’s ownership  more

Gear Guide: Nik West’s Funk Essentials

When it comes to funk music, bassist Nik West cuts right to the core. “Tone, tone, tone! And major feel!  more

11 Pedals that are Worth the Investment

The Guide 2016, our first annual roundup of gear favorites, was released earlier this month, but we couldn’t stop there.  more

10 Women Luthiers You Should Know

While there may not be as many women luthiers in the guitar industry as there are men, their numbers are  more

Premiere: Dre Genevieve Unearths the Wisdom of “Guitar Ancestors” on Strangely Free

“To me, what makes a great guitar player is knowing when to go full force and knowing when to back  more

Premiere: “Black Tea, Red Wine,” by Mouths of Babes

Mouths of Babes is the soul-infused folk duo of bassist/vocalist Ingrid Elizabeth and guitarist/vocalist Ty Greenstein. The two each spent  more

The Guide Giveaway #3: PRS SE A30E

We’ve been giving away gear each week this month in celebration of She Shreds’ first annual roundup of our favorite  more

Yonit Spiegelman on Taking Time for Timing

In any piece of music, the importance of rhythm and timing can not be overstated. Proper timing leads to a  more

Tegan and Sara Foundation Launched to Fight For Equality for LGBTQ Women and Girls

Indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara have announced the Tegan and Sara Foundation to support and advocate for LGBTQ girls and  more

Video Premiere: “Stereo” by Courage My Love

Courage My Love is an alternative/pop three-piece from Kitchener, Ontario comprised of twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (guitars/vocals) and Phoenix Arn-Horn  more

The Guide Giveaway #2: Fender Mustang 90

In celebration of She Shreds’ first annual roundup of our favorite new and vintage gear of the year, we’re giving  more

The Guide: A She Shreds Roundup of Gear Favorites

People of the Shred life, we are stoked to introduce the first annual She Shreds roundup of gear we use,  more

Gear Guide: Lydia Loveless on the Evolution of Her Songwriting and Gear

Born Lydia Ankrom, Lydia Loveless was raised on a farm in rural Ohio before her family relocated to Columbus when  more

The Guide Giveaway #1: Win The Ernie Ball Expression Series Pedals

Guess What? She Shreds has a special treat for you this holiday season: Our first annual Shred Guide. In anticipation  more

The Legends: An Interview with Rosie Flores

Rosie Flores is shifting gears, trying something new, and going back to her roots all at once on her upcoming  more

#NODAPL: Supporting Water Protectors at Standing Rock

Today and through the weekend 100% of all She Shreds magazine sales (including subscriptions) will be donated to the Sacred  more

Songwriting and Soul-Baring: An Interview with Kristin Hersh

Five years of songwriting, three years of recording — the making of Kristin Hersh’s new combination book and double CD,  more

The Tuts on DIY, Inclusivity, and Fighting Back

There’s no denying that The Tuts say it straight. The three-piece, which hails from Hayes in West London, has made  more

Laura Jane Grace and Gender is Over! (If You Want It) Team Up on Giveaway to Benefit LGBT Books to Prisoners

Gender is Over! (If You Want It) and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! are coming together to give away  more

The Legends: Mary Ford

Multi-talented guitarist, singer, and actress Mary Ford has a shared, yet often unsung, musical legacy alongside her longtime partner in  more

Nuts and Bolts 3: How Does this Thing Work? Putting the “Electric” in Electric Guitar

The body of an electric guitar is most often made from a solid block of wood. You pluck, strum, or  more

Premiere: “Sometimes,” by Big Surr

The brainchild of guitarist/frontwoman Helen Van, fuzzy, lo-fi rock band Big Surr made a big impression in their hometown of  more

SubRosa on Doom, Happiness, and Denouncing Anti-LGBT Policy in the Mormon Church

With their soaring, otherworldly violins contrasting with warm, sludgy guitars, and their painstakingly-crafted songs that fuse metal, rock, and folk,  more

Unseen Rhythms: The Bass and its Jazz Mavens 1900-Present

[This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue 8, published in the spring of 2015] The electric bass was developed  more

Nature, Emotion, and Musical Expression: An Interview with Mono’s Tamaki Kunishi

Japan’s Mono have been titans of post-rock since they upended the decade-old genre with their 1999 debut Under the Pipal  more

Video Premiere: Funk-Pop Band Snow Angel Celebrates Friendship with “Big Group Hug”

Snow Angel is funk/pop group led by electric sitar player and lead vocalist Gabby La La. After first picking up  more

Dia De Muertos: Honoring the Lives of 4 Musicians Who Passed in 2016

In honor of the Dia De Muertos—a tradition that originated in the Southern region of Mexico more than 2,000 years  more

Black Table’s Mers Sumida on Preparing For and Getting Through Your Studio Session

New York / New Jersey metal band Black Table made waves with their 2012 genre-blurring EP, “Sentinel,” but after an  more

Kaki King’s Other Cathedrals Blends Inclusivity with Education and Performance

In 2007, Kaki King was the only woman to place on Rolling Stone’s list of new guitar gods. Her presence  more

Premiere: “Sad God,” by Floating Room

Portland’s Floating Room is a band led by Maya Stoner and Kyle Bates that specializes in emotive, beat-laden indie rock  more

Ernie Ball’s Expression Series Pedals take Delay and Overdrive to the Next Level

If you have ever asked anyone for volume pedal suggestions, chances are they will tell you to check out Ernie  more

Get to Know Deep Sea Diver’s Jessica Dobson

She Shreds Birthday Bash and Issue 11 Release Party is fast approaching and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Seattle  more

The Legends: Violeta Parra

Chilean singer and guitarist Violeta Parra (Oct. 4, 1917- Feb. 5, 1967) was a politically-minded performer dedicated to discovering and  more

Gear, Mood and Intention: Q+A with Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg

In the span of a 12-year career, you might expect a band to experience turmoil, triumph, shape shifting, experimenting, questioning—a  more

Win 2 Tickets to the She Shreds Birthday Bash + Issue 11 Release Show

We love Portland, OR. Why? Because Portland believes in us and supports us. That’s why, when given the chance, we  more

Video Premiere: “Leisure Life,” by Peeling

Peeling is the brainchild of Kiev-born, Toronto-based guitarist/vocalist Annabelle Lee. She began writing songs for the project in 2015 before  more

Le Tigre Releases “I’m With Her” Single in Time for Presidential Debate Tonight

Two weeks ago we told you about the exciting news of Le Tigre reuniting. Today the lo-fi electro-punk trio that  more

Joan Baez is the Only Woman Guitarist Among the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Each year, a number of artists are nominated for induction at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yesterday, the  more

Tips and Tricks: Advice From 4 Pedal Builders and Designers

Let’s face it: there is no lack of women playing music—we are everywhere—but we at She Shreds couldn’t help but  more

Explode Into Colors Reunite to Benefit All Ages Music Spaces

In May, Los Angeles DIY venue The Smell posted a photo of a notice that the iconic space was set  more

Video Premiere: “Appraisal,” by Ariel Bui

The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who moved to the US following the Vietnam War, singer-songwriter Ariel Bui grew up immersed  more

A Love Letter to My Guitar: On Relationships Between Guitarists and Their Instruments

I find it really difficult to throw things away. I endow inanimate objects with backstory and feelings. The toaster will  more

Premiere: Oslo Noise Rockers MoE Unveil ‘Examination Of The Eye Of A Horse’

“If I am not in a place where I can give my very most, I could not continue. It has  more

Video Premiere: “Banshees,” by Pamela Hute

Paris-based indie singer-songwriter Pamela Hute spent years leading a band called The Mashed Potatoes before embarking on a solo career  more

Gear Guide: Fuzz Fanatics Kamikaze Girls Share Their Favorite Pedals

Longtime musical collaborators Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson, reinvented themselves into Kamikaze Girls in 2014, and set to work  more

Video Premiere: “Cantamos Fuerte,” by Inti Wawa

Mayra Vargas, is a Los Angeles by-way-of Peru multi-instrumentalist who writes and performs under the moniker Inti Wawa, which translates  more

Video Premiere: “NYD,” by Dystopian Future Movies

Sometimes a change in scenery is all it takes to help us tap into a new creative spirit. That’s certainly  more

Le Tigre Reunites!

Today in a conversation with Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves for the Talkhouse Music Blog, Kathleen Hanna announced that Le  more

Video Premiere, “No Sense,” by Scully

Brooklyn lo-fi rock trio Scully has its origins at UC Berkeley where members Caroline Partamian (guitar/vocals), Courtney Gray (guitar/vocals), Lauren  more

Premiere: “Make it Real,” by Las Kellies

On October 14, Las Kellies will release their latest album Friends and Lovers via Fire Records. The record demonstrates new  more

Issue #11: Brittany Howard as Cover Artist + Angel Olsen, Lucinda Williams & More

She Shreds is thrilled to announce the release of our 11th issue, featuring our cover story on guitarist, singer and  more

Gear Guide: Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Shares Her Love of Guitars and Favorite Gear

For out latest Gear Guide, we spoke with none other than Against Me! frontwoman and She Shreds Issue 9 cover  more

“Instead of nurturing it you have to chase it”: Q+A With Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino

Imagine yourself submerged in the tranquility of warm water; your body moves slowly while your ears make up the complexities  more

Video Premiere: “Wipe Down,” by Infinity Crush

Infinity Crush is an acoustic/lo fi project led by guitarist/poet Caroline White. Following a series of solo demos, her upcoming  more

Premiere: “Moon,” by Erica Freas

Erica Freas is an Olympia, Washington-based musician, founder of Rumbletowne Records, and an advocate for women, queer, trans people in  more

Brooklyn Lutherie: Restoring Accessibility in Gear Repair

Mamie Minch and Chloe Swantner knew they were taking a leap of faith going into business after working together for  more

Video Premiere: “You Don’t Tell Me,” by Super Unison

Super Union is an Oakland-based trio comprised of bassist/vocalist Meghan O’Neil Pennie, drummer Justin Renninger, and guitarist Kevin DeFranco formed  more

Premiere: “I Fucking Hate You,” by Beginners

Beginners is an Los Angeles-based pop outfit with roots in punk and hardcore. Launched in 2014 by frontwoman/bassist Samantha Barbera  more

Q&A: Shana Falana Turns Darkness into Dream Pop on “Lie 2 Me”

Shana Falana lives in New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley where she works painting houses, volunteers in her community, and collaborates  more

Laura Ballance: Merge Records CEO, Superchunk Bassist and #1 Badass

Laura Ballance and I both used the word “badass” during our interview—”I say that a lot,” she mentioned, right before  more

Helms Alee’s Dana James on Working Through Tough Spots in Song Development

With a mix of melody-driven post-rock, punk, prog, and pop, enormous, chugging riffs, and unusual use of time signatures and  more

Video Premiere: “Blunt,” by Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe is the rootsy Southern rock group fronted by sisters guitarist/vocalist Rebecca Lovell and lapsteel guitarist / vocalist Megan  more

“I’m a Bass Player First of All”: An Interview with Ida Nielsen

Bassist Ida Nielsen has been letting her musical ambitions lead her since she was 16. As a student in countryside  more

Visibility, Vulnerability and Strength: An Interview with Thao Nguyen

[This feature was originally published in the tenth issue of She Shreds Magazine, May 2016 and has been edited for  more

Video Premiere: “Can’t Wait,” by Twist

Twist is the Toronto-based indie rock project led by Laura Hermiston, a longtime fixture of her city’s music community. In  more

“There’s Never Any Bullshit When We’re Playing,” Q+A With Reunited Punk Icons the Red Aunts

In 1991, in Long Beach, California, the Red Aunts were born out of a group of friends with no formal  more

77 Year-Old Blues Guitar Pioneer Says Slowing Down Is Not an Option

[This feature was originally published in the 10th  issue of She Shreds Magazine, November 2015 and has been edited for  more

Kalamazoo Gals: The Secret Behind Gibson’s WWII Guitars

[This feature was originally published in the ninth issue of She Shreds Magazine, November 2015 and has been edited for  more

Premiere: Charlene Kaye Launches Guitar-Heavy Pop Project, KAYE. Listen to “Honey” EP

Charlene Kaye was born in Honolulu and subsequently moved to cities all over the world, developing talents for a number  more

Premiere: Wing Dam, “Re-Move Me”

Rising out of Baltimore’s notoriously fertile music scene, Wing Dam has gained a following for its 90s-influenced brand of upbeat  more

Meet the Luthier Who Built a Harp Guitar with 42 Strings, Two Sound Holes, and Four Necks

Linda Manzer is an unusual luthier. She builds about 10 guitars a year for exceptional musicians across the genre spectrum:  more

“Guitar is a Genre, and That’s the Genre I Play:” An Interview with Little Scream

As Little Scream, Montreal-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Laurel Sprengelmeyer has made broad strides toward a creatively rewarding and critically-lauded  more

Review: Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Bass 40th Anniversary Model

In 1976, Music Man introduced one of the most classic of bass guitar designs of all time, the StingRay. With  more

“Instead of Having One Perspective, I Saw Many”: An Interview with Mitski

On July 20, She Shreds partnered with School of Doodle, an online school for teen girls that provides unique experiences  more

Gear Wolf: Distortion Duel, Big Muff “Pi” Reissue vs. The Talons

The electric guitar and amplifier first became popular in the 1930s, and in the nearly 90 years since, guitarists have  more

Premiere: Pill, “Fetish Queen”

Comprised of bassist/vocalist Veronica Torres, multi-instrumentalists Andrew Spaulding and Jonathan Campolo, and saxophonist Benjamin Jaffe, Brooklyn’s Pill has been rising  more

Premiere: Freya Wilcox & The Howl, “I Beg”

Blues/punk songstress Freya Wilcox came of age in Australian mining country before relocating to New York at age 19. After  more

The Julie Ruin’s Sara Landeau on Overcoming Creative Ruts

Creative ruts happen to everyone from time to time. It’s a fact of life. Most musicians and artists have developed  more

She Shreds in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

As a woman I am told to be quiet. As a Latin American I am told to be invisible. As  more

Nuts and Bolts: Restringing Your Classical, Electric and Bass Guitars

If your guitar is sounding a little dull and lifeless, won’t stay in tune, or you can’t remember the last  more

Enter To Win: Interview Mitski and Have It Published on She Shreds

We’re stoked to partner with School of Doodle, an online school for teen girls that provides unique experiences in the  more

Cover Story: The Philosophy and Tools of Esperanza Spalding’s D+Evolution”

[This feature is the cover story of the 10th issue of She Shreds Magazine, published in April, 2016. Subscribe here   more

Video Premiere: Littler Explores Love and Distance in “Somewhere Else”

Philadelphia’s Littler is an indie rock four-piece comprised of guitarist/vocalist Madeline Meyer, bassist Ivy Gray-Klein, guitarist Dan Colanduno, and drummer  more

Reverend Guitars Tell Us About the Making of the Jenn Wasner Signature Guitar

Last week, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Reverend Guitars announced the release of the Jenn Wasner Signature Guitar. We  more

Premiere: Youth Man Debuts Explosive New EP, “Wax”

Rising out of Birmingham, UK, a city inextricably linked with generations of aggressive and rebellious musicians (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath,  more

Haley Fohr Reveals Documentary About Outlaw Alter Ego, Jackie Lynn

As the multi-instrumentalist behind Circuit des Yeux, Chicago’s Haley Fohr has become known for her haunting folk explorations. This year   more

Marceline Covers Mitski on Adventure Time

It’s really no secret that Adventure Time is one of the best cartoons of our generation. As a 24-year-old woman  more

Guest Column: Reclaiming the Big Muff

I’m a guitarist. My guitar, my amp and my pedals are the tools of my trade. I understand how to  more

Premiere: Argentine Trio Amor en la Isla Merge High-Octane Surf and Punk on Their Debut Album, “Playa Crocante”

Coming at you from Argentina, Amor en la Isla is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Sol Marianela, drummer Lucas Mariño, and bassist/backing  more

10 Rising Country Singer-Guitarists You Should Know

Country music’s rich legacy of women singers and guitarists is as old as the genre itself, dating back to Maybelle  more

Premiere: Thrushes Explores the Loneliness of Breakups on “Two Ships”

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Thrushes weaves together soft, fuzzed-out noise pop, dreamy 90s emo and grunge flavors. Comprised of guitarist/vocalist  more

Gear Guide: Dilly Dally Talks Vintage Gear and Why You Can’t Put Reverb on Everything

Dilly Dally has been a band for seven years, and over those seven years its original members Liz Ball and  more

Premiere: Guts Club Finds Musical Inspiration In Drunks and Weirdos on “Boron”

Guts Club is the musical project of Lindsey Baker, a New Orleans by-way-of Brooklyn singer-songwriter and video artist who fuses  more

Premiere: Gemma Ray Combines Fantasy and Reality on New LP, The Exodus Suite

Britain-born, Berlin-based singer-songwriter Gemma Ray draws from a variety of styles including early rock ‘n’ roll, film scores, psychedelic, Flamenco,  more

“I’m Kind of Rough Around the Edges”: An Interview with Broncho’s Penny Pitchlynn

From early basement shows in Oklahoma punk houses to a spotlight on the HBO show Girls, Broncho’s shape-shifting garage rock  more

Video Premiere: Seattle’s Tangerine Finds Mystery In “Sunset”

Tangerine’s upbeat surf rock is the best way to start your summer. Based out of Seattle, Tangerine is comprised of  more

Fender American Elite Series Precision Bass and Accessory Pack Winner Announced!

We are happy to announced that Alejandra Lira of Madison, Wisconsin has won our Fender Elite Series Bass giveaway contest,  more

Premiere: Hedvig Mollestad Trio “In The Court of The Trolls”

Led by guitar virtuoso Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen and featuring bassist Ellen Brekken and drummer Ivar Loe Bjørnstad, Norway’s Hedvig Mollestad  more

“I’m a musician, not a female musician” : An Interview with Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler pulls a black sheet across her body, shielding her eyes with one hand and extending the other palm  more

Premiere: The Stargazer Lilies Merge Heavy Shoegaze and Dreamy Psych on new LP “Door to The Sun”

Out of the woods of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Stargazer Lilies come bearing dreamy, ethereal melodies, off-kilter, disorienting ambiance, and heavy  more

Gear Wolf: The Reissue Issue

Gear Wolf is a new column exploring gear and instrument options in today’s marketplace.  I have always had an affinity  more

Enter To Win The New Fender Elite Series Bass + Accessories

Starting Tuesday May 24th until Tuesday May 31st She Shreds will be running an exclusive contest across all of our  more

Going Beyond the Bloodhounds: An Interview with Adia Victoria

Born in South Carolina and raised in the Seventh Day Adventist church, Adia Victoria spent time traveling and living in  more

Premiere: Erin Tobey Leaves The Past Behind on “All Over the World”

Many musicians have beloved projects that, for varying reasons, they have had to put on the shelf for a while.  more

Storytelling and Sacred Geometry: An Interview with Seratones AJ Haynes

It’s the night after the release of Get Gone, the debut album from Shreveport, Louisiana’s Seratones but the band’s reputation  more

Premiere: Detroit’s Willa Rae & the Minor Arcana Travels from Heaven to Hell on their Self-Titled EP

Singer-songwriter Willa Rae Adamo starts penning her songs with an acoustic guitar on the floor of her Detroit, Michigan home  more

Video Premiere: Freakwater Lend Voice to Victims of Gender-Based Violence with “What the People Want”

Catherine Irwin and Janet Beveridge Bean are alt-country pioneers who have been playing music together as Freakwater since they came  more

An interview with Tancred: “It’s not that it’s something new, but it’s something I finally came into on my own”

Tancred grew into something it wasn’t intended to be. In 2011, after years as a guitarist in Minneapolis indie rock  more

Gear Guide: White Hills’ Ego Sensation Shares Her Favorite Bass Gear for Psychedelic Sounds

For over a decade, New York’s White Hills have been at the forefront of modern psychedelic rock. Comprised of bassist/vocalist  more

Issue #10 Cover and Content Announced

She Shreds is proud to announce the release of our 10th issue, featuring our cover story with the inimitable Esperanza  more

Grimes and Her Crew Tear It Up On Jimmy Fallon, Announce Tour Dates

First thing’s first—Grimes shred. Claire Boucher, the 28 year-old musician and producer from Vancouver, BC, has been in the public  more

Video Premiere: Austin Rock Quartet Löwin Gets Extraterrestrial in “Say Say”

Taking its name for the German word for “Lioness,” Austin, Texas’ Löwin balances ferocious, high-energy rock with delicate indie pop  more

St. Vincent Signature Guitar Winner Announced

We are excited to announce that Kate Cooper of Montreal has won our Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent Signature  more

Premiere: Dark Rock Duo Muscle and Marrow Confront Love and Loss on “Bereft Body”

With a moody blend of rock, experimental pop, and folk-inspired vocal melodies, Portland, Oregon’s Muscle and Marrow has found favor  more

Enter To Win St. Vincent’s Signature Guitar From Ernie Ball Music Man

Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the unique  more

From Bedroom Recording to International Touring: An Interview with Peach Kelli Pop

Peach Kelli Pop is the artistic project of L.A. via Ottawa, Ontario, Canada singer and multi-instrumentalist Allie Hanlon. After compiling  more

50 Influential Guitarists Who Shaped The ’90s

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Premiere: Alex Napping Strips Down To the Essentials In Video for “Trembles Part II”

Alex Napping is an Austin, Texas-based indie rock band comprised of guitarist/frontwoman Alex Cohen, bassist Tomas Garcia-Olano, guitarist Adrian Sebastian  more

She Shreds Remembers Prince

Few times in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll have there been musicians who have defined new musical landscapes by  more

“You are who you are, and I never let go of that fact” An Interview with Lita Ford

About halfway through my call with hard rock icon Lita Ford, she asks me what the deal is with the  more

Finding Joyous Discontent with Cate Le Bon’s New Album, Crab Day

Cate Le Bon’s fourth and latest album, Crab Day, was named for a mythic holiday of the artist’s own creation  more

“I learned that everything is possible”: Q+A With Marlene Marder of Kleenex/Liliput

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Premiere: Touched by Ghoul Mix Horror and Absurdity on Debut LP, Murder Circus

Sometimes the best things in life seem to come at random. Take Chicago art-punks Touched by Ghoul, whose origins are  more

Ten Years Later, Desperation Evolves Into a Contagious Confidence for The Coathangers

After a long, successful tour with The Black Lips, Atlanta punk rockers The Coathangers headed to California on a whim  more

“I’m Not a Musician”: An Interview with Kim Gordon

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Playlist: Artists Share Their Favorite PJ Harvey Songs

The word “icon” gets thrown around a lot in the music world, but few artists of our time warrant the  more

Applications Open for Girls Rock Summer Camps 2016

Since 2007, the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA) has helped young girls tap into their inner rock star with mentor-driven  more

“Have Attitude, Be Tough, and Don’t Take No For An Answer”: Q+A With The Trashwomen

[In celebration of the 10th issue of She Shreds, we will be posting some of our favorite selections from across  more

Premiere: Outer Spaces Get Bittersweet on “Heavy Stone Poem”

Outer Spaces is a Baltimore, Maryland-based trio comprised of guitarist/vocalist Cara Beth Satalino, drummer Rob Dowler (Tides, Nuclear Power Plants)  more