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USE THE MIC: Speaking Up About Plastic Waste Reduction

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #17, which was released in April 2019. When Ana Perrote, the guitarist and  more

Brittany Howard Releases “Stay High” from Debut Solo Album, Jaime

Today, Brittany Howard gifted us with another new single and video from her forthcoming solo release, Jaime, due out September  more

Behind the Scenes Series: Afra Khan

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

Up to Speed: Exercises for Fast Playing

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #17, released April 2019. Players of all levels can benefit from  more

Scene Report: Calgary

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #17, released in April 2019. Calgary, located in the Alberta province of  more

Elixir OptiWeb Electric Strings Were Made For The Pros

Elixir’s custom coated strings reduce finger noise while increasing tone life and playability. More often than not, strings are a  more

Behind the Scenes Series: Meredith Coloma

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

USE THE MIC: Speaking Up About Plastic Waste Reduction

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #17, which was released in April 2019. When Ana Perrote, the guitarist and  more

The Fender Player Series Jazzmaster is All About Vintage Looks and Modern Playability

The Jazzmaster of the Past… Fender is one of the oldest and most popular manufacturers of musical instruments today. They  more

IN THE PINK: Leila Sidi and TunaTone Guitars

This piece originally appeared as an article in Issue 17 of She Shreds Magazine which was released in April 2019.  more

From Childhood To Legendary Musicians: The Millington Sisters and Fanny’s Groundbreaking Legacy

This cover story originally appeared in She Shreds Magazine Issue #17, released April 2019. You can donate toward Jean Millington’s  more

Jennah Bell Carves the Courage In Her Work

Long before the conversation moved to country music and how to reclaim your space in it, or our shared love  more

GIVEAWAY: Pride Rainbow Rêver Pedal

Datachoir x Old Blood Noise teamed up to design a one-of-a-kind pedal in celebration of pride month, the Pride Rainbow  more

Orangewood: The Perfect Mini Guitar For Your Next Big Adventure

The Oliver Junior  Modeled after Oliver Top: Solid Mahogany or Solid Spruce Back / sides: Laminated MahoganyScale Length: 23-1/2″Nut Width: 43 mmTravel  more

Nilüfer Yanya, An Intriguing Artist Influenced By The Literary Arts

Nilüfer Yanya’s intriguing debut album, Miss Universe, opens with the serenely creepy spoken-word track, “WWAY HEALTH.” “Welcome to We Worry  more

GIVEAWAY: S-200 T-Bird In Antique Burst Guild Guitar

ENTER NOW to for a chance to win the Guild Guitar S-200 T-Bird. It’s a performance enhanced version of the  more

The Martin GPC-11E Road Series Is In Line With Tradition

C.F. Martin and Co. have been producing some of the finest acoustic guitars available for more than 180 years. They  more

Tawiah Tests Her Limits

Tawiah talks going back to the basics, visiting her motherland and her favorite gear. This article originally appears in the  more

Summer Mixtape Vol. 3

Follow She Shreds on Spotify for our seasonal mixtapes, plus a playlist for each new print release of She Shreds  more

The Great Escape Up Close and Personal: Los Bitchos and Sink Ya Teeth

With the UK’s annual music mecca, The Great Escape Festival just around the corner, we caught up with two of  more

Touring Parents Balance A Career, Negotiate Environments And Rely on Community

The first thing Laura Jane Grace, founder and frontwoman of Against Me! and solo project Laura Jane Grace & The  more

Ex Hex and Their New Work Hinges On Creativity and Trust

Ex Hex is making more than waves this year. They’re testing their own creativity with their new album. Washington D.C.  more

GIVEAWAY: Nomad Board AND Outlaw Effects New Pedals

One lucky person will win this dreamy setup. Enter for a chance to win this setup that includes the Outlaw  more

Personal Essay: How Juggling Hamilton and My Album Reinvigorated My Passion

I’m gonna be very candid, at the risk of sounding like an ungrateful douche. When I got the call telling  more

Sasami, An Artist That Spans

Sasami Ashworth is so romantically hardcore: she recently got a Johannes Brahms tattoo to accompany the ink she already has  more

This Banjo-Led Album Is An Unflinching Look At Black Women’s Stories of Resistance and Hope

Released by the Smithsonian Folkways, “Songs of Our Native Daughters” is an album that explores slavery in an era of  more

Review: The Ernie Ball Monarchy Series Majesty

Even playing the Monarchy Series Majesty through a tiny amp will still melt a room. The tones are so clear;  more

10 Artists to Watch for at Brighton’s The Great Escape

The Great Escape is coming, so be prepared on the rad music you’re about to hear. We got you though,  more

Meet the Musicians Behind Malaysia’s Queercore Scene

In a country where discrimination against the LGBTQIA+ community is pervasive, people use music and studios as safe spaces. Cepronia,  more

Issue #17: Fanny, Sasami, Nilüfer Yanya, Ex Hex, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #17 issue, featuring our exclusive cover artist: Fanny. Subscribe here now to receive She Shreds #17  more

She Shreds x The Great Escape

She Shreds is coming to the UK! Meet us at the Green Door Store in Brighton on Saturday, May 11th  more

Meet Veda Black, An East London Artist Living in the Future

I’m a sucker for time travel, which is why I love making calls from New York to London. It gives  more

For Yola, The Guitar is Her Freedom

When British singer-songwriter Yolanda Quartey aka, Yola, is asked when she first became interested in music, she laughs warmly and  more

Women’s History Month Series: Buffy Sainte-Marie

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are featuring early pioneers who disrupted narratives and gave voice to musicians around  more

How To Change Your Ukulele Strings

Changing your ukulele strings for the first time? At the tail end of the 1800s, Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and  more

Shanta Nurrullah Picked Up the Sitar in the ’60s, and Never Let It Go

Shanta Nurullah brings together the sitar, the Indian classical instrument, with jazz. She founded Sitarsys, a Spiritual Jazz ensemble, in  more

Women’s History Month Series: Chabuca Granda

“Don’t forget me. Sing me,” were singer-songwriter Chabuca Granda’s last words for her friend and mentee, Susana Baca. It wouldn’t  more

How To Treat Your Cables Right (And Prevent a Meltdown on Stage)

3 simple yet overlooked practices that are essential to keeping your cables healthy, and your performances stress free. Whether you’ve  more

Women’s History Month Series: Janet Enright

In her playing days she was called Little Giant. A small woman with a big presence, she was easy to  more

Meet Mia Borders, An Embodiment of the New Orleans Soundscape

In the intersection of Freret and Valence, Mia Borders walks out of Mojo Coffee House with an iced brew in  more

Women’s History Month Series: The Story Behind Peggy Jones

It’s 1957. Peggy Jones is walking outside of the Apollo Theater. There’s a guitar case slung over her back, an  more

Cusi Coyllur Talks Finding Her Peruvian Roots and Resiliency in Activist Music

Shannen Roberts remembers listening to her mom’s tales of the Incas and the Spaniards when she was growing up—and one  more

From Tucson to Oslo: A Personal Essay on How Floating Across the World Sounds Like

When I told my family and friends I’d be leaving the heat of Tucson, Arizona for the remote forests of  more

50 Historic Black Women Guitarists and Bassists You Need To Know

If you’re reading this and are someone who consumes or performs music, then every day you should be celebrating the  more

The Rabellos’ Talent: The Cavaquinho and the Women Behind Brazil’s Choro Music

How Brazil’s first cavaquinho player inspired her daughter’s passion for choro music. While the entire world knows samba, “choro” music  more

Meet the Women Driving PRS Guitars Forward

It’s very easy to tell a story about how women are NOT lurking among the corridors of power within the  more

Behind the Scenes Series: The Archivist

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

How an LA Community is Radicalizing Traditional Latinx Genres

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Magazine Issue #16, which was released in December 2018.  more

Veteran Music Journalist Honors Musicians with New Book “Women Who Rock”

Over 20 years have passed since a book was published on the history of women in rock music. Now, with  more

Shredding Through Northwest Louisiana

Need some new music on your rotation? Take a listen to Northwest Louisiana’s rising stars. In Louisiana, music is as  more

Photo Diary: Gibson Panel + NAMM Reviews

This winter NAMM at the Anaheim Convention Center, She Shreds sat down with Nancy Wilson of Heart and invited some  more

Black Belt Eagle Scout Channels Her Own Autonomy Through Resistance and Healing

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in December 2018. In  more

Adeline and Her Bass: The Sonic Palette of An Artist Holding on to her Voice

Adeline’s musical palette pulls from the poetry in the French language to her Martinican roots. This interview originally appeared in  more

She Shreds Moderates Gibson NAMM Panel Featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart

She Shreds founder and editor in chief, Fabi Reyna, moderates a panel of Gibson artists including Heart’s own Nancy Wilson  more

Being Unapologetically Francesca Simone

This interview of Francesca Simone originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in  more

Synthesizer Series: How to Make Your Guitar Sound Like A Synth

This is the third part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. Just because you  more

Synthesizer Series: How To Dial it All In

This is the second part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. Like any other  more

Synthesizer Series: Does Any of This Make Synths?

This is the first part of a three part series exploring the use in synthesizers in music. AN INTRODUCTION    more

Behind the Scenes Series: Meet Anne Buchanan

Welcome to the She Shreds Behind the Scenes Monthly Series. Each month we interview women behind the scenes in the  more

The Intentional Creativity LA Producer and Storyteller Kadhja Bonet Demands In Her Music

This interview of Kadhja Bonet originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #16, which was released in  more

A Short and Brief History of the Women Behind the Jam Band Scene

Women are, and have always been, an indispensable part of the Jam Band scene. The sun shines bright at Lockn’  more

From Busking in Berlin to Going Viral, Alice Phoebe Lou Remains A Fiercely Independent Artist

Alice Phoebe Lou shares her unique journey and roots in street performing that has shaped her sound and perspective as  more

The Alchemy Behind Nai Palm’s Intuitive and Curious Techniques

This interview with Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #16, which was  more

How to Begin a Long Term Loving Relationship with Your Bass

So you want to play Bass Guitar? The bass guitar is probably one of the funkiest instruments you could ever  more

Sona Jobarteh: Transforming the Kora Tradition

Sona Jobarteh on what playing the Kora means for her identity, her people, and her art. At the main stage  more

Wrap Up the Year With the She Shreds Winter Playlist

For our Winter Playlist, we gather our favorite tunes to keep us warm. We’re in it now. For some, the  more

Meet the Women Who Are Making the Music Scene More Accessible

Fans with disabilities face enormous difficulties navigating concert venues, but these women-led organizations are changing that. For some, accessibility to  more

Marem Ladson, An Evolving Musician Finding Home in her Craft

With riveting sounds and dreams, Spain’s Marem Ladson is constantly learning about herself through her music. “Born,” the opener of  more

Review: Fender Player Series Stratocaster

Fender Player Series Stratocaster is keeping it classic with some contemporary updates. Released in 2018,the newest version of the classic  more

“It’s Impossible to Destroy”: Meklit On Afrofuturism, Star Technology, and Immigration Activism

Meklit discusses activism through music and bringing sounds to life from the everyday world around us. Meklit, born Meklit Hadero,  more

Get To Know Gaelynn Lea, An Artist Embracing The Present

Gaelynn Lea on how music has grounded her identity, and the ways she sheds light on the experiences of someone  more

Born Into Rebellion: How Dignidad y Resistencia Merge Music and Liberation

Meet Dignidad and Resistencia, a band compromised of young women born into a revolution that predates their births. Four young  more

Issue #16: Nai Palm, Kadhja Bonet, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Adeline, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #16 issue, featuring our exclusive cover artist: Nai Palm. Subscribe here now to  more

Iceland Airwaves: The Work to Achieve 50% and Create Safe Spaces

This year in the most northerly capital of the world, residents celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their longest standing music  more

Meet Chasing Lovely: The Sister Act Who Aren’t Scared to Make Waves

The sister duo Chasing Lovely catch up with She Shreds on identity, sisterhood and creating music. When Chloe and Taylor  more

Get to Know the Grace VanderWaal Signature Fender Ukulele

The Grace VanderWaal Signature Fender Ukulele gives an honest and even tone, rich of sound and history. From hometown coffee  more

Building Community and Hope with Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding uses her platform to advocate for affordable housing. Esperanza Spalding is a Portland-made composer and musician, and her  more

From Obsession To Profession: How Omnivore Recordings’ Cheryl Pawelski Keeps Legendary Music Alive

Grammy Award-winning producer, Cheryl Pawleski, tells us her journey of how she jumped from the corporate music industry and opened  more

Spend 24 Hours With Eva Walker, The Radio Host and Frontwoman of the Black Tones

By day she’s a radio host. By night she leads her band, the Black Tones. She Shreds spent 24 hours  more

Don’t Know Much About Guitar Picks?

A short and quick guide on what you need to know about picks For many of us, spending time considering  more

Maritza Núñez on Harnessing Heartbreak and Inspiring Young Brown Girls

Maritza Núñez, front woman of the band Bitter, catches up with She Shreds on the power of representation on stage.  more

San Cha, The Fierce Latinx Musician Anchoring Herself in Rancheras and Identity

San Cha on being queer, brown and singing rancheras through it all. Loud music played over Club Chico’s dance floor  more

The Ernie Ball Cutlass RS HSS Offers Creative Tones

The Ernie Ball Cutlass has diverse range in tone, a simple set up, cool modern “buzz killer” and multiple color  more

She Shreds Goes to Iceland Airwaves: 10 Must See Bands

She Shreds heads to the land of fire and ice to celebrate 20 years of Iceland’s longest-established festival: Iceland Airwaves.  more

Eliza Shaddad, The Sudanese-Scottish Folk Musician On The Go

Meet Eliza Shaddad, the philosophy student-turned folk balladist. When Eliza Shaddad isn’t writing or playing at music gigs, she’s camping,  more

GIVEAWAY: GPCRSG from Martin Guitar

One lucky winner will get a brand new Martin Guitars GPCRSG. Enter to win now! The Martin GPCRSG is a  more

From DIY to Doing it Together: Sweden’s Riot Grrrl Sessions Elevate Collaboration

Sweden’s Riot Grrrl Sessions project intersects punk feminism, collaboration and music. “We are the riot grrrls/We are the terror grrrls/We  more

In the Hands of Women: The Tradition and Transformation of the Oud

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Meet  more

How Does Australia Sound? Here Are 7 Bands to Watch

Here are up and coming Australian bands to keep your eye on. When people think of Australian bands, they’ll think  more

B2B: A Digital Series Promoting First Time Collaborations

B2B: A Digital Series Promoting First Time Collaborations. Back to Back, aka B2B, is often associated with two DJs literally  more

Setting the Tone: Metal and Psych Musicians Discuss Heavy Music’s Most Defining Feature

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Of  more

New Study Confirms Modern Guitarists are Women, People of Color, and Driven by Identity

A new study shows that women and people of color are changing the guitar market. Researchers also found the mental  more

Review: The Martin GPCRSG Stands Behind Quality Craftsmanship

The Martin GPCRSG is about quality, full sound and conscious durability.  The Martin GPCRSG (Grand Performance Model),  a member of  more

Gonna Be An Engineer: Breaking Barriers In Music Production & Technology

This article originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. On  more

She Shreds Fall Playlist is Here

Fall is a chance to renew and discover. Check out what She Shreds is listening to as we enter this  more

Jenny Lewis: A Warrior That Digs Down Deep Into the Interior of Her Listeners

This interview originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July 2018. Jenny  more

Orangewood: The Acoustic Guitar Brand Focusing on Accessibility and Inclusivity

Orangewood connects with the next generation of  players dedicated to represent women guitarists. The stories have been unrelenting. Like clockwork,  more

#1RiffADay Week 4 Round Up

Can you believe our #1RiffADay challenge is coming to an end? All you brave shredders out there created at least  more

How Playing Guitar Brought Yvette Young Back Into Herself

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. Encouraged  more

GIVEAWAY! Yvette Young Custom Painted Compression Pedal

One lucky winner will get a brand new EarthQuaker Warden Compress pedal custom painted by Yvette Young from Covet. Custom  more

#1RiffADay Week 3 Round Up

We challenge you to our #1RiffADay challenge for the month of September. Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have  more

Fender’s Three New Pedals Are For Musicians Ready to Take the Stage

Fender’s new lineup of effects pedals gives musicians sonic transparency and tonal flexibility. Fender’s three new pedals give a diverse  more

Meet CHAI: The Four-Piece Band Hailing from Nagoya, Japan Ready to Make Their Mark

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. CHAI  more

This Video of Amy Winehouse Talking Guitars is Amazing

Amy Winehouse would have been 35 years old today. She Shreds celebrates her legacy by celebrating what no one else  more

#1RiffADay Week 2 Round Up

We challenge you to our #1RiffADay challenge for the month of September. Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have  more

The Hot Rod Series Crafts Powerful and Signature Sounds

Reliable, powerful and clean. If you’ve played a backlined gig, or have researched affordable combo amps that pull out all  more

From YouTube to Rolling Stone, Ayla Tesler-Mabe Is Just Getting Started

This interview originally appeared in the print version of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July, 2018. In  more

#1RiffADay Week 1 Round Up

We challenge you to our #1RiffADay challenge for the month of September. Are you stuck in a creative rut? Have  more

Review: Ernie Ball StingRay Special

The Ernie Ball StingRay Special is a powerful reengineered bass that keeps sharp players in mind. In 1976, one of  more

Courtney Barnett on Vulnerability, Home and Songwriting

This interview originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #15, which was released in July 2018. On  more

BAYLi, A Veteran Artist On the Rise

BAYLi’s sound is an embodiment of who she is. If you ask Brooklyn-native BAYLi what genre she plays, she won’t  more

Listen to the She Shreds Legend Series Playlist

If you’ve been following our #Legend Series on our social media platforms, then you already know about the long-lasting legacies  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 3: Website

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 2: Social Media

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Be Your Own Marketing Expert Pt. 1: Let’s Start With Email

Whether you’re trying to get people out to your band’s first show or trying to sell tickets for a major  more

Shredding Through AFROPUNK Fest: 10 Acts You Shouldn’t Miss

Here’s a curated list of recommended acts to see at this year’s AFROPUNK Fest! We also interviewed Nova Twins and  more

8 Lefty Guitarists You Need to Know About

August 13th was International Left-handers Day and we’re highlighting some left-handed guitarists and bassists that you should know about. Lefty  more

How Liz Cooper Took The Best Bet She Could, Betting On Herself

Liz Cooper knew it was a risk to move to a new city and follow her dream. A dream that  more

Sled Island Is Redefining the Indie Music Festival Landscape

Featured photo by Mike Tan Sled Island is an intentional and carefully crafted music festival devoted to inclusivity, safe spaces  more

Review: The Fender American Original ’50s Fender Stratocaster

The Fender American Original pays close attention to classic specs, while adding a few but wise upgrades to these mastery  more

Gear Talk: Betsy Wright of Bat Fangs

From stealing her brother’s ‘90s Stratocaster to her 1978 Fender Mustang, Betsy Wright takes us through her favorite gear.  Betsy  more

Issue #15: Jenny Lewis, Courtney Barnett, Chai, Yvette Young, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #15 issue, featuring two exclusive cover artists: Jenny Lewis and Courtney Barnett. Subscribe   more

Pedals Pt. 6: What’s All That Noise? Our Trouble Shooting Guide

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 5: Building-Your-Own (Simple) Pedalboard!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 4: Pedal Chain Configuration!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

6 Pioneers from Fender’s American Original Series That’ll Make You Swoon

Fender marries the best of the old and the new in their American Original Series. How many times have you  more

Pedals Pt. 3: Getting Real With Your Cables!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Pedals Pt. 2: Identifying Your Power Supply!

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Effects, Chain Configuration, Troubleshooting, and DIY Pedalboard Series Pt. 1

This Summer She Shreds has hosted monthly workshops at our HQ in Portland, OR, based on the subjects of guitar,  more

Review: Music Man’s 2018 St. Vincent HH Offers Thickness and Grit

Annie Clark and Ernie Ball Music Man introduce a new guitar to their St. Vincent Collection. When the original St.  more

Video Premiere: Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! Takes Us On Her Journey

Laura Jane Grace lets us into her journey as a guitarist and artist in the latest episode of String Theory,  more

Giveaway: Don’t Let the St. Vincent HH Pass You By

The St. Vincent HH is the intersection of innovation and deliberation. If you STILL haven’t entered into one of our  more

Ada Lea, A Fearless Artist on the Rise

Ada Lea performed at Sled Island and She Shreds caught up with her to talk about bass guitars, being bored,  more

Review: The 2018 Fender Hot Rod Blues Deluxe Is A Tweed Dream

The re-issued Fender Blues Deluxe provides sturdy reliability, making it a solid amp to take on the road, or anywhere  more

Stay Fresh This Summer: Enter to Win the NEW Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special

The old reinvents the wheel and changes it up this summer. Enter to win the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay  more

Review: Fender’s American Original ’60s Jaguar Recreates Magic

The overall appearance of this guitar will  knock your socks off with its flashy shiny panels and complex, curvy contour.  more

Fleabite’s “Find” Music Video Is A Time Capsule of Self-Discovery

Fleabite invites us to step into their time capsule and nostalgia tinted new music video, “Find”. After a few years  more

The Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Pedal Is Thrilling, Innovative, Yet Still Classic

There are many tremolo pedals on the market that offer some level of control via the use of a separate  more

Give It Away: Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Pedal

If it’s the summer of giveaways, might as well giveaway something rad! One lucky winner will get a brand new  more

Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan On Ride or Die Gear, B-More and Dreamy Lambos

Lindsey Jordan shines confidence, range and growth. And she’s just getting started. In 2015, a little-known band from Baltimore named  more

Enter to Win: Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device by EarthQuaker Devices!

Let the summer giveaway begin! Get started by winning an EarthQuaker Flanging Device like you’ve never seen before. Eight flanger  more

Is This Offensive? #1

Since the inception of She Shreds, one of our biggest priorities has always focused on changing and shifting marketing tactics  more

BOYTOY Rips Us Off In New Experimental Video

It’s 2018 and the world is trash but BOYTOY continues to bless us with rock ‘n’ roll that satiates our  more

Wanna Hang Out? She Shreds Presents In NYC, ATX, PDX

Starting tomorrow Thursday, June 7th She Shreds will begin our series of shows spanning New York City, Austin, TX and  more

Photo Diary: Spring Cleaning/String Changing Workshop

Last Saturday, May 26th we began our monthly workshop series hosted by us, at our cozy headquarters in Portland, Oregon.  more

Anything But Square: The Pyramids Stereo Flanging Device by Earthquaker Devices

EarthQuaker Devices has bestowed upon us a stereo flanging device that blows all other flangers out of the water. Originally,  more

Meet Melanie Faye: The Viral R&B Guitarist Turned Guitar Hero

This article originally appeared as the cover story of She Shreds Issue #14, which was released in February, 2018. With  more

Insect Ark on Exploring Sound and Creative Vision Without Compromise

It’s the first night of the Roadburn Festival—the annual gathering in Tilburg, Netherlands that’s evolved from a local celebration of  more

Album Premiere: Flickers At The Station by Samara Lubelski

Samara Lubelski is the minimalist avant-garde yet straight-to-the-point multi-instrumentalist we all aim to become. For some, acquiring wisdom either means  more

Premiere: “Simulation Feels,” by Dear Nora

After making music for years under the solo moniker Key Losers and as one-half of Lloyd and Michael, Portland-based singer,  more

Molly Rankin of Alvvays Realizes She’s a Gearhead and Discusses the Process of Writing ‘Antisocialites’

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #14, which was released in February, 2018. Find a stockist near you   more

12 Videos of Tejanas and Mexicanas Shredding in Traditional Mexican Genres

If you look up things along the lines of “female mexican guitarist” you get one photo of Lila Downs, one  more

Lila Downs Reminds Us of the Strength Women Bring to Latin America and its History

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #14, which was released in February, 2018. Receive a copy as your  more

For the Road Warrior, The Eventide H9 Is the All-In-One Tour Buddy Of Your Dreams

The Eventide H9 Max is a guitarists’ secret weapon. For a session player or hired gun, it means you’ll never  more

40 Years of Dancing: In Conversation with Renee Scroggins of ESG

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #14, which was released in February, 2018. Receive a copy as your  more

Julien Baker and Lauren Denitzio Get You Stoked On Gear and Touring

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #14, which was released in February, 2018. Receive a copy as your  more

Work at She Shreds! Now Seeking Experienced Online Editor

She Shreds Media seeks a dynamic, creative, guitar and bass loving Editor to take our mission and blow it up  more

Kaki King On The Mechanics, Excitement, and Resentment of Never Not Being a Guitarist

This article originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #14, which was released in February, 2018. Receive a copy as your  more

Sterling by Music Man’s Ray24CA Bass Offers Versatility, Aesthetic, and Comfort at Half The Price

In 1976, Music Man introduced what became its signature bass, the StingRay. With its quirky rounded features, egg-shaped pickguard, and  more

Ernie Ball Launches New Expression Tremolo Pedal and We Love It

With the arrival of the Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo, the company’s Expression series feels more complete. If you’ve had the  more

SSM Live Session #1: Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females Talks Tour Health and Stability

This week She Shreds hosted our first-ever AMA on Facebook Live, with special guest, Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females. Calling  more

Who Is The Modern Guitarist? Let’s Talk About It.

For decades, considering yourself a guitarist has meant subscribing to a certain culture—one that for many has been un-relatable and  more

Bursts and Natural Wood Reign in Ernie Ball Music Man’s Latest Ball Family Reserve Guitars

You’ve always been a Very Important Player to us, but thanks to Ernie Ball Music Man’s Ball Family Reserve Guitars,  more

Erica Blinn on What You Need to Know About Your Tour Van

Any touring band knows that a reliable vehicle can mean the difference between playing or missing their next show. So,  more

Sarah Louise on Twelve-String Guitars and Developing Your Own Style

Twelve-string guitars have long stood for big, broad sounds: its double courses of strings make it a much more complicated  more

Sunny War Channels Early Blues and her Outsider Past into Fresh Folk-Punk

Sunny War is a Los Angeles-based folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist who often plays with a distinct fingerpicking style that  more

Five Years of SX She Shreds: 2018 And A Look at How it All Began

For five years She Shreds has thrown totally unofficial, completely legit shows during Austin’s SXSW festival. Why do we do  more

Rad Giveaway Alert: Win A Seafoam Green Jetstar by Guild

If you came out to our unofficial SXSW party in Austin last week (or read about it and caught our  more

Haley Heynderickx on How to Transform From Solo Act to Band Leader

As the saying goes, “three times is a charm.” That certainly rings true for Haley Heyndrickx. The Portland-based guitarist/songwriter had  more

Our Favorite Pedals and Accessories of NAMM 2018

Guitars, basses, and other instruments may seem like the biggest stars of the NAMM conference and show, but as most  more

She Shreds Unofficial SXSW 2018: La Luz, Speedy Ortiz, Shopping, Shamir, and more

We said we wouldn’t, but it’s too fun to stop. So here we are: our 5-year anniversary of throwing unofficial  more

Issue #14: Molly Rankin (Alvvays), Melanie Faye, Lila Downs, Kaki King, Julien Baker, and More

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #14 issue, featuring two exclusive cover artists: Molly Rankin of Alvvays and Melanie  more

Our Favorite Amps of NAMM 2018

In January, the She Shreds crew returned to Anaheim, California for  NAMM for show and conference to preview the guitar  more

Our Favorite Guitars of NAMM 2018

Last month, She Shreds headed to Anaheim, California for the NAMM, the music industry’s largest conference and trade show for  more

Photo Diary: She Shreds LA Gear Swap

In the spirit of combining the worlds of gear, creative expression, and community, She Shreds hosted its first ever Gear  more

The Legends: Sister O.M. Terrell

The playing methods of early Southern blues pickers and their often-visceral vocal styles were, in many ways, informed by their  more

Remembering the Music and Impact of Dolores O’Riordan

Yesterday the music world was shocked and saddened by the news that Dolores O’Riordan, front woman of The Cranberries and  more

Juana Molina on Drone, Loops, and Being the Woman You Want to Be

Juana Molina appeared as the cover artist on She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. Our full  more

Scene Report: Anchorage, Alaska

This interview originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. Anchorage is in a state  more

Valerie June on Being True to the Song

This interview originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. Valerie June plays songs rooted  more

The 1 Riff a Day Challenge

Each year, millions of people start the new year resolved to attain their goals of self-care and self-improvement, but at  more

The Way: Clementine Creevy of Cherry Glazerr teaches, “Told You I’d be With the Guys”

Despite what you may have been told by teachers, friends, or even fellow guitarists, there’s no one right approach to  more

The Legends: Poison Ivy

The Cramps rank among the most legendary bands to emerge out of the first wave of American punk. For over  more

Retracing the History of the Steel Guitar and the Shredders Who Shaped It

This feature originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. Before the downtown St. Louis  more

Win ‘Em #3: Choose Your Own Fender Offset

If you can’t tell by now, we’re a little hooked on Fender offset guitars and basses, so we are stoked  more

Cool Things for String Queens: Holiday Gear Gifts to Fit Any Budget

‘Tis the season to treat that special shredder in your life! Whether you celebrate the holidays, or keep your winter  more

How Fender Offsets Are Helping Shape Music (Again)

Since they were first produced in the 1950s, offset guitars and basses have provided tools for seasoned and aspiring musicians  more

A Brief History of Fender Offsets

When Fender launched its offset guitars and basses over half a century ago, it couldn’t have anticipated its enormous impacts  more

Wata of Boris on Aesthetics, Gear, and 25 Years of Sonic Expression

This interview originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. Japan’s Boris are one of the  more

Win ‘Em #2: Space Spiral, Data Corrupter and Erupter from EarthQuaker Devices

If you thought our first gear giveaway this holiday season was double trouble, check out this triple threat, courtesy of  more

Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Nina Simone Will Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced that Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Nina Simone, two pioneering women musicians  more

Video Premiere: “Deeply,” by Screaming Females and Laura Veirs

Sometimes the best musical moments are rather impromptu. During Screaming Females’ recent US tour, guitarist/vocalist Marisa Paternoster stopped by the  more

Win ‘Em #1: Sneak Attack + Lil’ Buddy Pedals from Malekko

Tis the season to shred! In celebration of our amazing community and rad music everywhere, She Shreds is giving away  more

On Redefining Values: The Visible Rise of Women and Nonbinary People of Color

This interview originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. The impacts of independent music  more

Premiere: “Heavy,” by VAVÁ

Vanessa Wheeler is the mastermind behind the guitar-centric genre-bending project. VAVÁ. Growing up in a Brazilian-American family, she gravitated toward  more

15 of Our Favorite Deals This Weekend: Gear, Records and Fashion

There’s a lot going on this weekend so we’ll keep this short. Here’s the rules though: Support your local and  more

Elizabeth Powell on Her Return to Land of Talk, Conceptual Songwriting, and Courage

This interview originally appeared in She Shreds Issue #13, which was released in September, 2017. Elizabeth Powell vanished in 2010.  more

Nuts and Bolts: What’s in a Whammy Bar?

It’s hard to love guitar music without falling in love with the whammy. From the subtle warble of surf to  more

Gear Guide: For EMA, Guitar is Just the Beginning…

When it comes to playing guitar, Erika M. Anderson, aka EMA, makes no bones about flipping the usual expectations on  more

Metal Musician Danica Roem Becomes Virginia’s First Openly Transgender Lawmaker

Last night Democrat and metalhead Danica Roem became Virginia’s first openly transgender person—and likely its first shredders—to be elected to  more

Artist to Artist: Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and Marisa Dabice of Mannequin Pussy

If there’s anything better than catching a band you dig when they tour through your town, it’s seeing them share  more

Torres on Movement, Repetition, and the Mind-Body Connection

Mackenzie Scott is a musician, singer, and writer, who creates under the moniker, Torres. On the surface her music is  more

Video Premiere: “Dance with You,” by Frankie + The Studs

Guitarist/songwriter Frankie Clarke is compelling onstage. Her high-energy shows with her band, The Studs, includes raucous sing-along rockers—including a pitch-perfect  more

The Legends: Suzi Quatro

The first wave of punk musicians may deserve credit for ripping down new doors for women in rock, but Suzi  more

Lady Plays the Blues: Current and Classic Blues Guitarists You Should Know

Ask a dozen people to describe the blues and you may very well end up with a dozen different responses.  more

Premiere: “Ashes,” by The She’s

The members of The She’s were born and raised in San Francisco, where they have been making music there together  more

Review: The 2017 Fender Mustang Versus Its Vintage Predecessor

In 1964, Fender rolled out a line of affordable, short-scale guitars called Mustang with the intention that they’d be a  more

Jane Wiedlin on Her Punk Roots and Going Psych with Her New Duo, Elettrodomestico

When it comes to legendary women in rock ‘n’ roll, it’d be foolish to overlook the trailblazing importance of The  more

Melkbelly’s Miranda Winters on Channeling Bonds and DIY into Ecstatic Noise. Stream ‘Nothing Valley’ Now

Over the last four years, Melkbelly has emerged as a staggering force in Chicago’s vibrant DIY scene. With a combination  more

Dedication, Endurance, and Riffs: A Conversation with Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe

Freak, the first full-length album from LA-based (by way of Atlanta) metalcore band Tetrarch mixes elements of hard rock, thrash,  more

Premiere: “Just Wanna Love You,” by La Louma

La Louma is the new pop project of multi-instrumentalist Lauren Ross. Classically trained on woodwind instruments, as a teenager she  more

Lomelda’s Hannah Read on Space, Time, and Enjoying the Ride

2017 has been a huge year for Hannah Read. The heart of the folk rock band Lomelda, Read rocketed into  more

Bow Chicka Wah Wah: Electro-Harmonix Release Cock Fight Plus Pedal

Visiting  Electro-Harmonix in New York was one of the coolest experiences a gear head could hope for. Meeting and interviewing  more

Gear Guide: KC Dalager of Now, Now’s Quest for Thick Rhythms

From the first time she picked up a guitar, KC Dalager of Minneapolis indie rock duo Now, Now wanted to  more

The Legends: Patsy Montana

In the 1930s, many country musicians doubled as western film and radio stars. These singing and yodeling cowboys and cowgirls  more

Video Premiere: “Odds,” by Ephrata

In 2014, a video from the grassroots activist organization Hollaback! titled “10 Hours of Walking in New York as a  more

Video Premiere: “Jaded,” by Winter

In the latest single from Winter, the alt-pop project of Brazil-born, LA-based musician Samira Winter, the band takes the sense  more

We Are The 50%: The Truth Behind the Supposed Decline of the Guitar

This article appears in the thirteenth issue of She Shreds, published in September 2017. Subscribe here and receive a copy  more

Premiere: “Actions at a Distance,” by Frame

Caitlin Frame is a New York-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer who is classically trained in percussion, piano, and voice, but  more

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra Activates Change Through Visibility with The Navigator

This feature originally appeared in the twelfth issue of She Shreds, published in April, 2017. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Video Premiere: “Do I Look Like I’m In Love?,” by The Prids

In March, 2015, just before her band was to head into the studio to record their fourth album Do I  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: “Have a Look,” by Lila Blue

At 17 years old, San Francisco by-way-of New York folk artist Lila Blue already has two albums and nearly a  more

Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy on Movement, Vulnerability, and Crossing Genres

This feature originally appeared in the twelfth issue of She Shreds, published in April, 2017. Subscribe here and receive your  more

Video Premiere: “Black Summer,” by Umm

Umm is the Los Angeles-based project of bassist/vocalist Stef Drootin (The Good Life, Big Harp, Bright Eyes, She & Him)  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

Vox MV50 AC Delivers Power and Versatility in a Tiny Package

As an artist you know that no matter what gear you use to create, big or small, expensive or cheap,  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