Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation


Christina Halladay of Sheer Mag, left, and Victoria Ruiz of Downtown Boys spoke with The New York Times about being part of a feminist punk scene. The conversation continues, on Popcast.

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The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.

Last week, the pop music staff of The New York Times released a multipart interactive package celebrating the current generation of D.I.Y. punk bands (in sound or spirit) fronted by women and nonbinary singers. It featured a round-table discussion with eight songwriters and frontwomen, an interview with Allison and Katie Crutchfield, and audio excerpts representing the music of 25 bands, with a playlist including 25 more.

Women Dominating Rock: There’s More to the Conversation

The heart of the package is conversation and highlighting a range of voices, so on this week’s Popcast, we extended it further. Jenn Pelly, an editor at Pitchfork and the author of an upcoming book about the Raincoats, and Liz Pelly, a writer and editor of The Media, a bimonthly web publication, joined to discuss unrecovered histories of prior generations and what happens when the press shines its spotlight on D.I.Y. scenes.

Mr. Caramanica is also joined by Caryn Ganz, pop music editor for The New York Times, and Joe Coscarelli, pop music reporter for The New York Times, who helped conceive and execute the package.

Email your questions, thoughts and ideas about what’s happening in pop music to popcast@nytimes.com.

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