Sunday, April 22, 2007

Artist of the week: The Donnas

This week, my artist of the week is the Donnas. It seemed appropriate while my top friends is dedicated to Donnas. They are an all female rock band. A girl band in the truest sense of the word, they actually play instruments. I am tired of female groups being called "girl bands," when they are only singing groups. There's something really rock and roll about women playing drums and electric guitars, and these gals are rock and roll. All the band members were born in 1979 (which makes them all twenty years younger than me). Originally from Palo Alto, California, they were all best friends and first got together to do music in the eight grade. They are all self-taught musicians and remained unknown until they finished high school.
The band members are Brett Anderson, Torry Castellano, Maya Ford, and Allison Robertson. Their musical influences include Kiss, Megadeath, Guns 'n Roses, Anthrax, R.E.M., and the Ramones. Last year, they split with their record label, Atlantic Records, but are still releasing music. Last month, the first single from their latest album was released. Called, "Don't Wait Up For Me," it's my profile song for the week. You can check out the Donnas at their Myspace page: . Rock on, girls.



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