I used to hate being bullied online by other metalheads for liking pop punk bands like Paramore, Tonight Alive, All Time Low, Against The Current, etc. But now I don’t really care and I no longer take shit from elitist metalheads anymore. Mess with me, I will drag you through hell and back. I love heavy metal. I love pop punk. I love it all and if anyone’s got a problem with it, just let me know so I can seriously drag you! 😂❤
ok so this list is waaaay far from complete but here’s a list of some of my favorite bands with women in them. it’s a pretty diverse list (like seriously - classic rock to metal to indie pop), so there should be something for everyone. most of them are female fronted, there are also a couple girl bands and bands with women playing instruments. each band is listed with their genre(s) and also a song that I feel exemplifies them pretty well (although that’s mostly personal opinion). a couple also have some cool facts added bc why not. feel free to add your own faves!
Paramore - pop punk/ alternative; “Brick by Boring Brick” - probably one of the better known female fronted bands, and by far the best known in the pop punk/ emo scene.
PVRIS - rock; “My House” - they’re a very new band but they’re becoming popular very quickly which is super rad because one, they’re amazing, and two, the lead singer Lynn Gunn also plays guitar (which is cool bc lots of bands have female singers but not very many have women who play instruments) and is openly gay.
We Are The In Crowd - pop punk; “The Best Thing (That Never Happened)”
Crystalyne - pop rock; “Punks Don’t Dance” - they’re super underrated imho so do yourself a favor and go check them out
Tonight Alive - pop punk; “What Are You Afraid Of”
Hey Violet (formerly Cherri Bomb) - pop punk/ alternative; “I Can Feel It” - they’ve been associating with 5sos a lot lately but don’t let that tarnish your opinion of them bc they’re an amazing all girl band!! and as if that weren’t enough, they were super young when they got together - they were all fourteen year olds, I think.
Bikini Kill - riot grrrl punk; “Rebel Girl” - required listening if you wanna be a real punk (as opposed to a fob punk)
Be Your Own Pet - punk; “Black Hole”
Against Me - punk/ alternative; “Unconditional Love” - the lead singer is a trans woman (Laura Jane Grace) which is hella cool
CHVRCHES - pop rock/ electronic rock; “The Mother We Share”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - riot grrrl punk; “Bad Reputation”
Halestorm - rock/ metal; “I Miss the Misery”
The Pretty Reckless - rock/ alternative; “Heaven Knows”
Save Ferris - ska punk; “Nobody But Me” - honestly they’re what got me into punk
Fleetwood Mac - soft rock/ British rock; “Go Your Own Way”
Bratmobile - riot grrrl punk; “Feels Blind” - also required listening for punk girls (haha jk it’s punk there’s no required listening but seriously do yourself a favor and check ‘em out)
The Cranberries - Irish rock; “Zombie” - THEIR LEAD SINGER’S VOICE IS SO PRETTY OH MY GOD
Flyleaf - alternative/ metal; “All Around Me”
Cobra Starship - pop punk; “The City’s at War” - the lead singer is a dude but their keytarist and backup vocalist Victoria Asher is a (rad) lady
Neon Trees - pop rock; “Love in the 21st Century” - again, the lead singer’s a dude (but he is openly gay which is great), but the drummer is a girl HOW COOL IS THAT seriously how often do you hear about female drummers
more female fronted rock/pop punk/metal/punk rock bands
i don’t know if you’ve heard bUT FEMALE FRONT SINGERS AND MUSICIANS ARE SO AMAZING LITERALLY GO LISTEN TO PRVIS, NEW YEARS DAY, TONIGHT ALIVE OR PARAMORE FFS AND WATCH THEIR LIVE VIDEOS AND LISTEN TO THESE LADIES GO THE FUCK OFF THEY PUT ON SUCH GOOD SHOWS AND ARE BADASS PERFORMERS I WANT MORE FEMALE FRONTED BANDS
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: I am the raging Feminist your Conservative 11th grade U.S. History teacher probably warned you about as he reminisced a time when, “All men created equal,” meant exactly what Thomas Jefferson intended it to mean.
Feminism definition (Because apparently people still need to have this defined):
Belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
“You’re a pretty good drummer for a girl.”
“You’re a pretty good guitarist for a girl.”
“We appreciate your time, but we think we’re gonna go with *insert name here* because he…fits our style better. Image matters, and we’re looking for all guys to be in our band at the moment.”
“Are you buying those sticks for your boyfriend?”
“If you ever want to get with anyone in the ensemble, you should probably play French Horn. Trumpet is kind of a masculine instrument, don’t you think?”
These are all direct quotes that have been said to me at some point or another (some, unfortunately, not too long ago), and make me have that acid-reflux-vomit-in-the-back-of-my-throat feeling just thinking about them, and not just because some were said by men above that age of 35. Some may even say the first 2 were intended as compliments—-and that intention may be true, but if my gender has to become the center of the ring, that is absolutely not okay.
Feminism, as of late (And by that I mean since the 15th Century), has been a hot-bed topic in both mainstream and underground fields, and usually, upon mention, is coincided with an exasperated sigh from at least one other person involved in the conversation as to let you know their stance and high degree of irritation about the topic early on.. These same people will also probably throw out common retorts such as “But men and women are all equal now, it’s not even really an issue anymore,” or “I’m not a feminist I’m a HUMANIST” (As if to outsmart feminism—No disrespect to humanists), “Women don’t get paid the same because they don’t do the same jobs as men,” and even more popularly, the infamous “Not all men,” spiel that’s surfaced recently, to which I say: It may not be all men, but what are you doing about the ones that do act in that manner? To say the least, unfortunately, some of this mentality has worked its way into local scenes across the country and abroad as well. A big part of the controversy—aside from the misuse of the word feminism itself—is the use of “Female-fronted band” vs. “band” and “Female musician” as opposed to just “musician,” and the context in which it lies.
I’ve been re-living every conversation at least a million times Playing like a film on repeat every sleepless night And there are memories of you, in everything I do and everyone I meet, I just compare with you