Sat, Mar 23|
Howling Basset Books
She's a Badass: Women in Rock Shaping Feminism by Katherine Yeske Taylor
In "She's a Badass," music journalist Katherine Yeske Tavior interviews twenty significant female rockers, taking an in-depth look at the incredible talent, determination, and, often. humor they've needed to succeed in their careers and in life.
Time & Location
Mar 23, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Howling Basset Books, 39 Old Turnpike Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08858, USA
About the event
We are so excited to host music journalist Katherine Yeske Taylor for discussion and book launch of She's a Badass: Women in Rock Shaping Feminism!
About the book
Whether they're being put on a pedestal or denounced as bad influences, female rock musicians have always had to come with pressures their male counterparts haven't confronted, constantly forced to choose between staying true to their own vision or compromising in the face of unrealistic expectations. Time and again, women in rock have risen to the challenge, serving as proponents of progress while increasingly taking control of their music message, and public image. In this way, they've made revolutionary contributions to the successive waves of feminist activism since the 1960s. In "She's a Badass," music journalist Katherine Yeske Tavior interviews twenty significant female rockers, taking an in-depth look at the incredible talent, determination, and, often. humor they've needed to succeed in their careers and in life. Their experiences reveal the varied and unique challenges women in rock have faced, how they overcame them, and what they think still needs to be done to continue making progress on the equality front. Their stories prove that promoting feminism, via activism or by living example, is undeniably badass.
Katherine Yeske Taylor is a longtime New Yorker, but she began her music journalism career in Atlanta in the 1990s, interviewing members of Georgia bands such as Indigo Girls, R.E.M. and the Black Crowes while she was still a teenager. Since then, she has conducted thousands of interviews with a wide range of artists for dozens of national, regional, and local magazines and newspapers, including Billboard, Spin, American Songwriter, FLOOD, etc. She is the author of She’s a Badass: Women in Rock Shaping Feminism (out January 16, 2024 via Backbeat Books), and she's currently helping Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz write his memoir, Rock the Hützpah: Undestructible Ukrainian in the Free World (set for publication in early 2025 via Matt Holt Books/BenBella). She contributed chapters to the prestigious music books Rolling Stone’s Alt-Rock-A-Rama and The Trouser Press Guide to ’90s Rock. She has also written album liner notes and artist bios (PR materials) for several major musical artists.