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Hosted by Isabel Corp, founder of the feminist music blog A Grrrl's Two Sound Cents, "Sounding Out with Izzy" invites a wide range of women and queer femme leaders in the music industry to geek out about their favorite records and engage in honest discussions about navigating the music world as women and queer people.

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Hosted by Isabel Corp, founder of the feminist music blog A Grrrl's Two Sound Cents, "Sounding Out with Izzy" invites a wide range of women and queer femme leaders in the music industry to geek out about their favorite records and engage in honest discussions about navigating the music world as women and queer people.

    Breathing Fire at the Patriarchy with Shilpa Ray

    Breathing Fire at the Patriarchy with Shilpa Ray

    In today's episode, Izzy catches up with Brooklyn-based punk rocker and poet Shilpa Ray. Izzy and Shilpa discuss her upbringing in a Bengali family in New Jersey, being mentored by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, her latest album 'Portrait of a Lady,' and why she believes counter-cultural anarchy was a sham for all the women involved in the movement.

    ✨ MORE ABOUT SHILPA RAY ✨

    Shilpa Ray is a self-described "fire-breathing cyclops ripping off Nina Simone ripping off Screamin' Jay Hawkins ripping off the devil." Combining punk rock with glam, gothic rockabilly, and blues, her music is unabashedly direct and politically charged. Her latest album 'Portrait of a Lady,' tackles this directness head-on with song titles like "Cry for the Cameras," "Charm School for Damaged Boys," and "Manic Pixie Dream C**t." She is currently on tour in Europe.

    ✨ KEEP UP TO DATE WITH SHILPA RAY ✨

    Web: https://www.shilparay.net
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shilparayofficial/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shilpa.ray.9
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/shilparayisgod
    Bandcamp: https://shilparay.bandcamp.com/music
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2aBdKyqYmbMAxMFCujJSqw?si=zx_E41niSfmjQGRito1cUQ

    ✨ CONNECT WITH IZZY ✨

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6SBgiYCpYbx9BOYNefkIg
    Website: https://izzyshutup.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agrrrlstwosoundcents/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/missannthropei 

    • 56 min
    Choosing the Path of Most Resistance with Alice Bag

    Choosing the Path of Most Resistance with Alice Bag

    In the premiere episode of Season 3 of “Sounding Out with Izzy,” Isabel Corp interviews first-wave punk pioneer, author, and self-proclaimed troublemaker Alice Bag. Izzy and Alice discuss Alice’s life story and how she successfully managed to thrive in the music industry while maintaining her independent DIY ethos. Their conversation also tackles the art of survival, Alice’s legacy in punk history, and preserving the historical memory of unrecognized women who have made invaluable contributions to rock.

    ✨ MORE ABOUT ALICE BAG ✨

    Alice Bag is an American punk rock singer, author, educator, and feminist archivist. She is a founding member of proto-hardcore band The Bags, a foundational group in the first wave of LA punk whose legacy was immortalized in the Penelope Spheeris-directed punk documentary, The Decline of Western Civilization along with Black Flag, X, Circle Jerks, and The Germs.

    ✨ KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALICE BAG ✨

    Web: https://alicebag.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alice_bag/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AliceBag
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AliceBag1/featured
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AliceBag

    ✨ CONNECT WITH IZZY ✨

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6SBgiYCpYbx9BOYNefkIg
    Website: https://izzyshutup.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agrrrlstwosoundcents/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/missannthropei 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Butch Barbies and G.I. Joes with Gina Young

    Butch Barbies and G.I. Joes with Gina Young

    Today, riot grrrl veteran Gina Young joins Izzy to discuss growing up in a catholic household and finding herself in New York City's anti-folk scene in the 2000s. Other topics of discussion include their role as secretary of their local chapter of riot grrrl, organizing protests against rock radio’s sexist codes of conduct, and that one time Regina Spektor performed in her living room. 

    ✨ MORE ABOUT GINA YOUNG ✨

    Gina Young (she/they) is an award-winning writer, director, songwriter, performer, and curator whose work weaves music, movement, and text. Her work has been presented in museums, punk clubs, and gay bars across the US and Europe. She is also known for her unapologetically queer punk/folk riot grrrl-adjacent recods 'Intractable,' and 'She's So Androgynous.' 
    ✨ KEEP UP TO DATE WITH GINA YOUNG ✨

    Web: https://www.ginayoung.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ohginayoung?s=21&t=mK-LCSDL9FUn4B5Sp5bjEw
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ginagenius?igshid=NDRkN2NkYzU=
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0U64coxrK2Wm5s2PmApkBn?si=Tj3ks2ynTiudBK5qBOGvpQ

    ✨ CONNECT WITH IZZY ✨

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6SBgiYCpYbx9BOYNefkIg
    Website: https://izzyshutup.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agrrrlstwosoundcents/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/missannthropei 

    • 56 min
    Dungeon Masters and Dua Lipa with Marina Heath (Crashing Atlas)

    Dungeon Masters and Dua Lipa with Marina Heath (Crashing Atlas)

    For today's episode, Marina Heath from Crashing Atlas joins Izzy to discuss recording a debut album during pandemic lockdowns, the sacred space of pop concerts, teenage girlhood and music fandom, and how she transformed grief and heartbreak into her most personal and dynamic songwriting material.

    ✨ MORE ABOUT CRASHING ATLAS ✨

    Crashing Atlas is a dynamic Hard Rock band hailing from the surrounding Washington, D.C., area comprised of Marina Heath [Lead Vocals], Dougie Chi-Town [Guitars, Vocals], Nick Giambruno [Guitars, Vocals], and Paul Grossman [drums].  They released their debut album, Black Sky Sunrise, in June 2021 and have spent summer 2022 on tour getting the album in front of as many eyes and ears as possible. 

    ✨ KEEP UP TO DATE WITH CRASHING ATLAS ✨

    Web: https://www.crashingatlas.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crashingatlas
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crashingatlas/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrashingAtlasBand/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6lZSasV1MNuJ940okDlwNw?si=vM02KskARlaCaChDG2Dpaw

    ✨ CONNECT WITH IZZY ✨

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6SBgiYCpYbx9BOYNefkIg
    Website: https://izzyshutup.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agrrrlstwosoundcents/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/missannthropei 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Making Spaces Safer with Shawna Potter (War on Women)

    Making Spaces Safer with Shawna Potter (War on Women)

    For today's episode, Izzy is joined by musician, author, and public speaker Shawna Potter of War on Women. Izzy and Shawna discuss how public spaces can take action to prevent harassment and abuse in their establishments, Shawna's work in bystander intervention training, what it's like balancing the responsibilities of a lead singer, writer, and safety consultant, and much more!

    ✨ MORE ABOUT SHAWNA POTTER ✨

    Shawna Potter is the front person for War on Women, the Baltimore-based co-ed feminist punk band whose gnashing anthems outwardly tackle societal ills from religious subjugation to gun violence, armchair activism, and abortion. Potter is also the host of the podcast "But Her Lyrics..." and the author of 'Making Spaces Safer:  A Guide to Giving Harassment the Boot Wherever You Work, Play, and Gather,' which has become a go-to guide for venues, bars, and public spaces, in general, to help make their communities more fun and inclusive.

    ✨ BUY 'MAKING SPACES SAFER' HERE ✨
    https://www.akpress.org/making-spaces-safer-book.html

    ✨ KEEP UP TO DATE WITH SHAWNA POTTER/WAR ON WOMEN ✨

    Web: https://shawnapotter.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WarOnWomenband
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/waronwomen/
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/but-her-lyrics/id1538652998
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2cRFZn5EhqH0Wu1gHlOHlz?si=fv__LnlKQEe0wvjWYIPzUQ

    ✨ CONNECT WITH IZZY ✨

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6SBgiYCpYbx9BOYNefkIg
    Website: https://izzyshutup.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agrrrlstwosoundcents/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/missannthropei

    ✨ ABORTION RESOURCES ✨

    Where to get Plan C pills online:
    https://www.plancpills.org/find-pills
    Find a brick and mortar clinic:
    https://www.ineedana.com
    https://www.abortionfinder.org
    https://prochoice.org
    Cyber security info:
    https://digitaldefensefund.org
    Medical questions during at home miscarriage/abortion:
    https://www.mahotline.org
    Legal questions:
    https://www.reprolegalhelpline.org
    Find an abortion doula:
    https://www.wearedopo.com
    Judgement-free all options counseling:
    https://www.all-options.org
    Emotional support during medication abortion:
    https://reprocare.com
    Emotional support after your abortion check:
    https://exhaleprovoice.org
    https://www.connectandbreathe.org
    Help with practical support (transportation, childcare, etc.):
    https://apiaryps.org/pso-list
    Funding for your abortion:
    https://abortionfunds.org

    • 50 min
    Breaking the Model with Groupie

    Breaking the Model with Groupie

    "Now do you hear that sound, as the model breaks,
    Take the stage and let the image of him fade away." - Sleater-Kinney

    TW: This episode includes discussions of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.

    In today's episode, Izzy is joined by Ashley Kossakowski, the brains behind Brooklyn-based riot grrrl act Groupie. Topics of discussion include finding her bandmates on Craigslist, standing up to sexual harassment at work, bygone rock and roll heroes, culling song lyrics from Patti Smith poems, and much more! 

    ✨ MORE ABOUT GROUPIE ✨

    Blending the rebel-rousing ethos of Riot Grrrl lyrics with the dissonant tones of post-punk and new wave instrumentation, Groupie is a Brooklyn four-piece helmed by the frenetically passionate Ashley Kossakowski (vocals, bass) and Johanna Healy (vocals, guitar), who were first brought together by an unassuming Craigslist ad.  After harnessing their sound over two EPs, Groupie released their debut album 'Ephemeral,' in 2021, with ten tracks casting a critiquing eye on society and the self, musing on fleeting intimacy, isolation, and displacement inherent in city life.

     ✨ KEEP UP TO DATE WITH GROUPIE ✨

    Bandcamp: https://verygoodrockandroll.bandcamp.com/album/ephemeral
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/groupie_band/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/groupie_band?lang=en
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2SExAw0SRlwaeKcWRiha8q?si=1v-WWUQKQdK9cQ25MrLPWw

    ✨ CONNECT WITH IZZY ✨

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6SBgiYCpYbx9BOYNefkIg
    Website: https://izzyshutup.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agrrrlstwosoundcents/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/missannthropei

    ✨ ABORTION RESOURCES ✨

    Where to get Plan C pills online:
    https://www.plancpills.org/find-pills
    Find a brick and mortar clinic:
    https://www.ineedana.com
    https://www.abortionfinder.org
    https://prochoice.org
    Cyber security info:
    https://digitaldefensefund.org
    Medical questions during at home miscarriage/abortion:
    https://www.mahotline.org
    Legal questions:
    https://www.reprolegalhelpline.org
    Find an abortion doula:
    https://www.wearedopo.com
    Judgement-free all options counseling:
    https://www.all-options.org
    Emotional support during medication abortion:
    https://reprocare.com
    Emotional support after your abortion check:
    https://exhaleprovoice.org
    https://www.connectandbreathe.org
    Help with practical support (transportation, childcare, etc.):
    https://apiaryps.org/pso-list
    Funding for your abortion:
    https://abortionfunds.org

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Candygirl251 ,

Love it!

Izzy has a great ear for music and her dedication to supporting women and queer musicians is not only unique but refreshing and uplifting! Each week I get to discover a great new band, get to know the artists and feel solidarity with people like myself who care deeply about supporting women in every industry. Thanks for making an entertaining, fun and important podcast!

cappuccinoalmcocovegan1 ,

Best music/doc/interview podcast AND Youtube Channel

Excellent work!

xmoo12 ,

Love it!

Really organic, substantive conversations with interesting people! Great interviewer, great show!

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