Hello co-conspirators! I wanted to share something I have been working on.
I recently started an Instagram™ account to shed more light on women of pre-riot grrrl punk.
On the feed, I’m recognizing artists who are relatively high profile and many who dip below-the-radar (depending on whose radar), so what you see on it will be a good mixture of both relatively-know and underground artists.
The featured artists don’t necessarily fall into specific categories, so it’s hard to emphatically label them. A loose descriptor might be “women of first-wave punk and its adjacent genres,” meaning some ladies who played punk, proto-punk, post-punk, new wave, no-wave, proto-punk, proto-metal, proto-grunge, and cool stuff like that between the mid-’70s and mid-’80s.
A few artists featured so far include Cynthia Kraman of Chinas Comidas Rockee Berlin of Flirt, and Chas Hines of Bona Rays. (Also, I am taking this posting thing pretty slowly, so bear with me.)
On the IG™, I am curating Stories™ with song samples from my record collection which I am organizing by location. Additionally, I have a link to a playlist of featured artists (if their songs exist on Spotify™) in the bio of the IG™.
Feel free to follow along on Instagram™ for this journey and PLEASE always hit me up with facts, stories, recommendations and the like!!