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 Riff Raff founder Alynda Segarra.
Photo of Alynda Lee Segarra by Cole Wilson. Photo of Clementine Creevy by Lindsey Byrnes. Cover Design by Lauren Baker.
She Shreds Issue #12 features:
Cover Story: Hurray for the Riff Raff
She Shreds Editor-in-Chief Fabi Reyna interviews Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra about the Americana/blues band’s new album, The Navigator,” evolving identities, and the relationship between musicianship and activism, and assimilation versus acclimation in today’s cultural climate.
At 20 years old, Clementine Creevy already has three albums under her belt as guitarist/vocalist of indie trio, Cherry Glazerr, including the recently-released Apocalipstick. The rising talent shares her thoughts on the songwriting, stagnation versus movement, and why she doesn’t want to write pop songs about love.
London-based rapper Lil Simz (Simbi Ajikawo) talks independence, and describes how learning guitar as a teenager added new dimensions to her music and why she still loves writing on it today.
Grammy-nominated sitar player, composer, and activist Anoushka Shankar discusses how music can create connections and inspire dialog, and how she balances classical traditions with contemporary life and issues.
40 Years of Fairytales: A Retrospective of the Raincoats
Formed in the 1970s, British all-woman post-punk band The Raincoats were truly ahead of their time. Bassist Gina Birch and guitarist Ana da Silva look back at their band’s four-decade career, from their boundary-pushing beginnings to their continued connections with new generations of listeners.
Sleuthing Out Lutherie
She Shreds’ Cynthia Schemmer interviews lutheries Jayne Henderson and Rachel Rosenkrantz about the roads that led them to careers building guitars and their advice to other women looking to delve into the industry.
First You Get Depressed, Then You Get Mad: Women and the Protest Song
Louise Brown explores the history of women in protest music from the jazz age through the Hippie generation, to the present day and sheds light on how the current political and social climate may lead a new generation of rebellious women to raise their voices.
Issue #12 Table of Contents:
06 Scene Report: DC
08 Photo Diary: Women’s March DC
12 Sleuthing Out Lutherie
16 First You Get Depressed, Then You Get Mad: Women and the Protest Song
20 40 Years of Fairytales: A Retrospective of the Raincoats
26 Hurray for the Riff Raff
32 Little Simz
36 Cherry Glazerr
42 Anoushka Shankar
48 Lesson: Right Hand Technique
50 Tabs: Joan Baez + the Raincoats
56 Sound Control
58 Reviews: Albums
59 Reviews: Gear
60 Reviews: Events