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She Shreds Presents


Laughing Horse Books (map) Northeast
Sat., June 14, 8:30 p.m. 2014 All Ages


The cat's out of the bag, everyone: Female musicians are severely underrepresented and seldom taken as seriously as their male counterparts. It's nice to make believe that gender equality in rock 'n' roll has come a long way, but the antediluvian perception persists in male-dominated music culture that a female's role in a rock band is limited to cheerleader/sidekick status (à la Linda McCartney) or the electric bass guitar (which is why I'm pro-Haim, who had the gall to call out critics for constantly pegging them with the "girl band" tag, a condescendingly vague designation). Actually, the majority of worthwhile new artists are all female-fronted acts, speaking both locally (the Ghost Ease, Summer Cannibals, Like a Villain) and nationally (Perfect Pussy, Swearin', Taylor Swift). Currently on its fifth issue, She Shreds is a pretty fantastic Portland-based publication that's dedicated to the exposure of female guitarists and bassists; past subjects include Marnie Stern, Kim Gordon, and La Luz. Tonight's show at Laughing Horse features performances by weirdo-post punks Priests from Washington, DC, the wistful twee of Olympia's Spider and the Webs, and discomforting, frenetic punk from Portland upstarts Love and Caring. MORGAN TROPER

Laughing Horse Books

12 NE 10th, Portland, OR

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  • Sat., June 14, 8:30 p.m. 2014
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