[TypicalGirls] Has anyone been to D.C.'s "Women Who Rock" exhibition at NMWA?

Erin Fleming erinflemingburns at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 11:46:57 EDT 2012

Thanks, Bess, this is extremely helpful!  Interesting to hear about the
focus on vocalists- someone else told me that as well.  Not that vocalists
have any less talent that other musicians, but let's face it, they ARE
usually the "pretty faces" when it comes to mainstream rock.

Dig your interview with Julie from the Pandoras, btw!

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Bess Korey <besskorey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> My name is Bess Korey and I have been on this list for a long time, on
> and off since the early '00s, but I often just read posts instead of
> commenting on them. In regards to what Erin wrote about the Women Who
> Rock exhibit,  my Aunt went to the Women Who Rock exhibit at the Rock
> N' Roll Hall of Fame and bought the exhibit book for me. I live in
> Portland, OR and wasn't able to make it to Cleveland to see it. The
> book might not be conclusive but it makes it seem like most of the
> female artists featured in the exhibit are vocalists. Not really too
> surprising since this the RNRHOF we're talking about, and they have
> never really been big on acknowledging female musicianship. Looking
> through the exhibit book,  I see Bikini Kill, The Bangles, L7, The
> Runaways and Goldie and the Gingerbreads as the the only
> all-female/female dominated bands listed. I've written about quite a
> few all-female bands from the '60s-'80s, and unfortunately it does
> seem as if a lot of them have been forgotten. I am glad that there is
> a book out now that is acknowledging some of the forgotten female
> musicians from the '70s and '80s (Lost Women of Rock), and I have also
> tried to do that with my writing. Some of my articles/interviews with
> members of all-female bands such as L7, The Pandoras, Cheap Perfume,
> Daughters of Eve and The Luv'd Ones can be viewed here if anyone is
> interested in seeing them:  www.girlsinthegarage.wordpress.com
> Take Care,
> Bess
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM,
> <typicalgirls-request at lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:
> >
> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:40:48 -0700
> From: Erin Fleming <erinflemingburns at gmail.com>
> Subject: [TypicalGirls] Has anyone been to D.C.'s "Women Who Rock"
>         exhibition at NMWA?
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> Here is the exhibition:  http://www.nmwa.org/exhibitions/women-who-rock
> I'm writing something about museums and local/community relevance, and I'm
> trying to figure out if the exhibition included anything on Chalk Circle
> (DC's first all-female punk band formed in the early '80s) or even on
> Dischord women like Slant 6, Autoclave, Amy Farina, etc.  In fact, if
> anyone has gone to it and just wants to share their thoughts about it with
> me off-list, I'd love that.  I suspect the exhibition will be lackluster
> seeing as how it was developed by the people over at the Rock N Roll Hall
> of Fame, where nearly 90% of the inductees are male.  Plus there's that
> whole issue of "Are we musicians or are we *female *musicians?  Rockers or
> *
> female* rockers?"
> I'd rather go see the Women's Music and Liberation exhibit anyway!  :)
> http://womensliberationmusicarchive.wordpress.com/music-liberation-exhibition/
> Thanks all!
> >
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