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activists in music, phoebe bridgers, tom morello, evan greer, serj tankian

Today, there’s nothing more inspiring than seeing musicians and other public figures using their platforms to support great causes. In the alternative scene, it’s fairly common for song lyrics to offer commentary on social and political issues. Fortunately, it’s becoming just as common to see artists taking things one step further by taking action. We’re […]

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hit like a girl 2021 drum contest

Public voting has opened for the 2021 Hit Like A Girl contest. Each year, the international contest returns to promote the visibility of female drummers and percussionists. Supporters can now cast votes for their favorite contestants. They can submit one vote per person per day through April 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST by logging in […]

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Women in pop punk | Female artists in alternative music | Alternative Press

It’s well known that, historically, pop punk has been a bit of a boys’ club. But that just makes the continued influences of prominent women all the more impressive. From setting genre foundations (Gwen Stefani) to pushing sonic boundaries (Lynn Gunn), women have catalyzed the growth of the scene for decades. Of course, we’re not going to let […]

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women drummers, the summer set, jess bowen, nandi bushell, ada juarez, meet me at the altar, the pocket queen, taylor gordon

At this point, many of us are aware that the music industry is male-dominated when it comes to band leaders. However, when you look at musicians drumming at the back of the stage, there are even fewer women in that position. By showcasing some of our favorite women in the drumming world today, we’re proving […]

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Hit Like A Girl 2021 drumming contest

Hit Like A Girl drumming contest is returning for its tenth year of competition. The international contest was designed to raise the visibility of female drummers and percussionists. Additionally, it promotes drumming for girls and women regardless of their age or skill level. Drum industry veteran and Hit Like A Girl Executive Director David Levine […]

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best pop punk drummers, frank zummo, jess bowen, andy hurley, tre cool

If you’ve been a pop-punk fan for quite some time now, we’re willing to bet it was a fast, upbeat song that first made you fall in love with the genre. You probably still remember the jolt of energy you felt when your now-favorite songs blasted through your speakers for the first time, and you […]

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[Photos via Forever The Sickest Kids/YouTube, Hey Monday, The Friday Night Boys, Cobra Starship/YouTube] The late 2000s through early 2010s were defined in our scene by catchy synths intertwined with pop-like melodies, garnering the name “neon pop” or “neon pop punk.” With merch that was just as bright as the dance anthems that were produced, […]

[Photo via Matthijs Smit/Unsplash] The Hit Like A Girl drumming contest returned for its tenth year of competition. The international contest has been giving female drummers and percussionists a platform since 2011. In turn, it encourages drumming for girls and women regardless of their age or playing level. Following the April 12 deadline, Hit Like A […]

[Photo credit: YouTube] The Summer Set shared 10 years of upbeat hits such as “Boomerang” and “Lightning In A Bottle.” By far, the group’s most well-known hit was the synth-heavy and catchy “Chelsea” from their 2009 album, Love Like This.  The song was written for frontman Brian Logan Dales’ former girlfriend, actress Chelsea Kane Staub, […]