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The Beat + The Pulse

May 18, 2018

In this episode, Mindy Abovitz Monk reminisces on getting her first Bikini Kill tape and talks to Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney about being a drummer whose records have spanned decades. PLUS we hear from Female:Pressure’s Leah King.

 “It’s so shocking when people do say “oh you play good for a girl” or “oh you’re my favorite female drummer.” It’s like close your eyes, can you tell with your eyes closed the sex of the drummer if they're not singing? I think not.” - Janet Weiss

"I’ve been a part of a lot of different affinity groups because I inhabit a lot of different minority identities and I think all of that come into why I’m a musician and a creator." - Leah King

Additional links:

Janet Weiss and Sara Lund Drum Battle video link:


C.O.C.K. Podcast:

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus: