Eva Walker, The Black Tones

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson   A few years ago, I was invited to be a part of a new, oral history archive on Women Who Rock, established by the University of Washington. The archive holds powerful stories of how women have used music as a tool for activism - and …

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Jaleesa Leslie: Cataloguing Black Women In Rock

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson It’s been a minute….5Lbs of ROCK is back. This time, I am chatting it up with Jaleesa Leslie of blackwomeninrock.info, a blog which catalogs/documents black women of all persuasions of rock music. Writing and researching on the topic of Black Women IN Rock was a lonely …

Tamar-Kali

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson One of the first contemporary, indie #BlackWomenINRock I became intrigued with was Tamar-Kali.  A featured artist in the cult classic film, Afro-Punk, she is certainly an artist who 'can only do it one way - Nice & Rough'.  She has power, depth, and swagger that is heart-wrenchingly genuine and unforgettable. …

Starr Cullars

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson It’s tough to get 5 minutes, let alone 5 questions with rock-guitarist Starr Cullars.  A veteran of the P-Funk All-Stars, and the first female member of the 18-piece ‘boys’ club,’ she gets total street cred’ as one bad-ass bass player!  Starr left to start her own …

MilitiA

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson We're back...for 5 opportunities to delve a little deeper behind the scenes of Black Women IN Rock.  We are excited to feature solo artist and lead singer of Judas Priestess, MilitIA. SHEILA: How did the name, MilitiA. come about? MILITIA:  I earned it. A dominatrix gave me …

Kudisan Kai

5 Lbs. of ROCK Interview by Sheila Dianne Jackson As a new tradition on niceandrough.com, each week we will feature one of our member artists.  It's down and dirty, simply 5 questions, with 5 answers that will take you a little deeper into the lives of some of the most fascinating women I have come …