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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

St. Vincent Announces New Album, ‘MASSEDUCTION’ Out October 13

We all know and love St. Vincent’s 2014 critically-acclaimed self-titled fourth album, and there’s no denying we’ve had to find  more

Issue #13: Juana Molina as Cover Artist + Land of Talk, Boris, Valerie June & More

She Shreds is proud to announce the “lucky” 13th issue of our magazine, featuring our exclusive cover story on experimental  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premiere: White Mystery Gives Shout Out to BFFs with “Best Friends”

April 20 is more than an unofficial weed holiday for White Mystery. It’s also the band’s birthday. Siblings Alex and  more

Photos: Day Four of She Shreds SXSW

SXSW 2016 was full of exciting firsts for She Shreds, spanning from our official panel on Representation of Women in  more

Photos: Day Three of She Shreds SXSW

SXSW 2016 was full of exciting firsts for She Shreds, spanning from our official panel on Representation of Women in  more

Photos: Day Two of She Shreds SXSW

SXSW 2016 was full of exciting firsts for She Shreds, spanning from our official panel on Representation of Women in  more

Photos: Day One of She Shreds SXSW

SXSW 2016 was full of exciting firsts for She Shreds, spanning from our official panel on Representation of Women in  more

Premiere: Skating Polly’s Indie Pop Fits Just Right on New Album “The Big Fit”

Skating Polly’s music simmers with the kind of gritty, hard-won confidence that comes from having played since an early age.  more

She Shreds Radio #2: Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine

She Shreds and Tom Tom Magazine are world’s only print publications dedicated to women drummers and guitarists. Join Tom Tom  more

Playlist: She Shreds SXSW Artist Roundup

She Shreds is off to Austin, Texas for SXSW Music March 16th – 20th and we can’t wait to see  more

Premiere: Jackie Venson Escapes Mental Prison in Video for “Always Free”

Jackie Venson’s soulful indie-blues has already captured the attention of the She Shreds crew So, when the opportunity came along  more

Dolly Parton Announces Summer Tour and Double Album

This week the legendary musician, songwriter, and philanthropist Dolly Parton announced that this summer she will kick off a full  more

Premiere: Mirror Travel Explores New Moods and Places on New LP, Cruise Deal

New Mexico by-way-of Texas psych rock trio Mirror Travel was born out of a high school friendship between Lauren Green  more

She Shreds Radio #1: Cecilia Della Peruti of Gothic Tropic

For our first episode of She Shreds Radio, Cecilia Della Peruti of Los Angeles based indie-pop band, Gothic Tropic, talks  more

She Shreds 2016 SXSW Panel and Shows Revealed

SXSW is less than a month away and She Shreds will be heading back to Austin to participate in the  more

Activist and Guitarist / Singer of Poison Girls, Vi Subversa Dies at 80

Last night Vi Subversa co-founder of the groundbreaking British anarcho-punk band, Poison Girls, passed away peacefully following a short illness  more

Women Shred the 58th Grammy Awards But How Much Progress Do We Really See?

Like most award shows, The Grammys are an annual event where a congregation of “experts” we’ve never heard of tell  more

2016 NAMM Showcase: Cherry Glazerr, Thelma and the Sleaze, Gothic Tropic, Lisa Bella Donna

2016 winter NAMM was incredible. Thanks to EarthQuaker Devices, Dwarfcraft, Catalinbread, Ernie Ball, Reverb.com, and PRS Guitars, She Shreds hosted  more

A Look Inside the Making of St. Vincent’s Signature Guitar

The day that Ernie Ball Music Man announced that they would be releasing St.Vincent’s signature guitar model I knew that  more

Listen Up: The Thermals Announce New Album We Disappear, Share “Hey You”

The rumors are true—Portland indie-rock babes, The Thermals are back with their heavy hitting 4/4 punk vibes that are basically  more

Watch Taylor Swift’s Chilling, Stripped-Down Performance of “Wildest Dreams”

For many, the 26-year-old megastar is known as an award winning pop artist, mostly noted as a singer and occasionally  more

Premiere: Leggy Share New EP, Release “Even Lana”

Earlier this year we caught up with Leggy, the Cincinnati, Ohio trio who won us over with lo-fi productions of  more

She Shreds Seeks Badass Online Editor to Take Over the World

It’s true! She Shreds is looking for that special someone to take our platform to the next level. And guess  more

Premiere: Big Harp – “DIEV” (Official Video)

Since the release of their last record Chain Letter in 2013, Big Harp has been shaping what we hear in  more

In Case You Missed It: 10/17 – 10/30

Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint has released “never,” a video in support of her upcoming LP right on! and has  more

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! on the Cover of She Shreds Magazine Issue 9

Since 1997 Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! has been a staple of the pop-punk rock scene, gracing festivals such  more

OMG WE GOT INTO SXSW 2016

Truly, we can’t believe this is real. If you had told us in 2012, when we started She Shreds, that  more

In Case You Missed It: 10/02 – 10/16

In honor of her artistic achievements, Boston mayor Marty Walsh declared October 10, 2015 Patti Smith Day. [Pitchfork] Courtney Barnett  more

Young Girl Plays Insane Screamo and Heavy Metal, Blows Our Minds

18 year-old Meliani Siti Sumartini is a normal girl. She loves art (as stated in her YouTube bio) and is  more

SF Foghorn Review of Best Coast Exposes Issues Beyond Sexism

Last Thursday David L. Garcia of the San Francisco Foghorn Student Newspaper published a review of Best Coast’s performance at  more

ATO Records Announces CMJ Showcase Partnered with She Shreds Magazine

She Shreds is partnering with ATO Records to present the official ATO Records CMJ showcase on Friday October 16th, at  more

In Case You Missed It: 9/19 – 10/02

Shoe-gaze greats Lush have announced their first live show in 20 years. Miki Berenyi says “We all loved what we  more

Premiere: Des Ark – “Nitetime Moths” (Official Video)

Since the debut release of Loose Lips Sink Ships in 2005, Aimée Argote has been shaping an impressive roster of  more

Lady Bo “Mother of Rock ‘N’ Roll” Dies at 75 Years-Old

Peggy Jones, later known as Lady Bo, was an innovative and expressive guitarist who was an original part of Bo  more

In Case You Missed It: 9/04 – 9/18

Sometimes there’s so much happening on the internet that it’s hard to keep up with the news you actually care  more

The Women of Mariachi: Breaking Barriers in a Machismo Culture

Originating in Jalisco, Mexico via farm workers in rural areas, mariachi is now known as the music of Mexico. Much  more

Editor’s Letter: Welcome to the New Site!

Dear Shredders, I can’t believe this day is finally here. It feels like we’ve been waiting for this website since  more

Teen Girl Musicians Tell Sexist Judge Why It’s Not Ok to Be Judged on Sex Appeal

Can we all agree on the fact that judging a 14 year-old girl by their sex appeal is, well, gross  more

St. Vincent Designs Guitar with Women’s Bodies in Mind

Ladies and gentlemen, what I’m about to tell you might literally make you jump up with joy and make all  more

Women Share Stories About Feeling Marginalized in the Music Industry

A couple of days ago Pitchfork Senior Editor and overall badass, Jessica Hopper, took to her own twitter account to  more

A Few Things From The Guitar World and She Shreds Photo to Keep in Mind

A few days ago one of our Instagram followers tagged us in a photo that perfectly demonstrated the juxtaposition between  more

SXSW 2015 in Photos: Four Days of She Shreds Events

This year’s SXSW was truly infiltrated by She Shreds. We had a total of four events, 40 bands, and near  more

Photos: She Shreds X Witches Presents

Last week we hosted our first NYC event for the release of our fifth issue, and although we weren’t exactly  more

Photo Diary: SXSW 2014 and the She Shreds Take Over

We were thrilled to curate a showcase packed with some of our favorite lady shredders in the heart of this  more

NAMM 2014 Report

It’s 5:15 pm—less than an hour before the lights will be shut down throughout the massive Anaheim Convention Center—when from  more

Photos: Issue 4 Release Show

Last weekend, thanks to La Luz, The Ghost Ease, Hooded Hags and The Doug Fir, we threw our first sold  more
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