She Shreds Magazine

Sasami, An Artist That Spans

Sasami, An Artist That Spans

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

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

How Do Touring Parents Pursue Their Career? The first thing Laura Jane Grace, founder and frontwoman of Against Me! and  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

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, Ex Hex, Tawiah and more

She Shreds is pleased to announce our #17 issue, featuring Fanny as the cover artist. Check out some of our  more

Back From The Brink With Dilly Dally

She Shreds speaks to the founding members of Dilly Dally on dealing with depression, the importance of self-care and finding  more

Women’s History Month Series: Chabuca Granda

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

Shanta Nurullah Picked Up the Sitar in the 1960s, and Never Let It Go

Chicago based storyteller and artist, Shanta Nurullah came to know the sitar, an Indian classical instrument, in the 1960s when  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

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

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

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

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

St. Vincent to Produce New Sleater-Kinney Record in 2019

A pair of photos posted by Sleater-Kinney and St. Vincent this morning have been enough to get us (and the  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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Le Tigre Reunites!

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Who Knew: Three High Profile Women Who Play Guitar

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

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

Dispatches from a Road Warrior: Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom Talks Old Guitars and New Album

Erika Wennerstrom’s voice sounds slightly road-weary when she answers the phone from her hotel room. She’s waking up somewhere in  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

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

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

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

Crowd Surfing with La Luz: Video and Interview

Since the 2013 debut of It’s Alive, there’s been nothing but excitement and anticipation for what La Luz will do  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

Photos and Words from Tacocat’s First European Tour Diary

After seven years of being a band, Tacocat finally went on our first European tour! “We’ve been talking about wanting  more

Hysterical Without You: Pictures and Words from a Band’s Last Show

I very rarely felt connected to the hardcore scene. The music all made sense to me, and agreed with me  more
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