Chuck Bean

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - AUGUST 01: Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric perform onstage at Bud Light Music First 50/50/1 featuring Metric on August 1, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Bud Light)

We all know ladies rock! There’s plenty of girls from Lizzy Hale to Taylor Momsen rocking stages right now but here’s a couple off-the-beaten path, diamonds-in-the-rough tracks from ladies to crank up for International Women’s Day!

Elastica – Stutter

Elastica was a 4 piece band from the 90’s that held the record in the UK for Fastest Selling Debut Album until 2006. They kinda got lost in the shuffle and broke up in 2001 but this song has always stuck with me.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Dull Life

Karen O has one of the most dynamic voices ever. She’s done some killer covers of Bullet with Butterfly Wings and Led Zep’s Immigrant Song since the hiatus of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2017 but this song here will always remain a favorite.

Veruca Salt – Laughing in the Sugar Bowl

Everyone remembers these ladies from their monster hit Seether and they had one of my favorite start-to-finish great albums in the sophomore release Eight Arms to Hold You. They reunited in 2015 for a new record and brought the fire with this single.

Metric – Gold Guns Girls

I’m embarrassed to admit I had no idea who Emily Haines and the Canadian band Metric were until they did the song Black Sheep on the soundtrack to one of my favorite movies of all time, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Since then they’ve become one of the bands I’ve seen live the most times (currently at four) including when they opened for the reunited Smashing Pumpkins a few years ago.

Dover – King George

 

I was introduced to this song courtesy of the video game Rock Band 3 and it has had a permanent place in my heart and on my Rock Band playlists every time i pick up a plastic guitar ever since. Put together by a pair of sisters from Madrid in 2001 the crunchy guitars and vocal harmonies got them a Best National Song award that year.