on May 01, 2015
To fans of Hole’s seminal 1994 album Live Through This, the sound of Patty Schemel behind a drum kit is simply unmistakable. As I wandered through the factories of East Williamsburg in search of the venue where Patty and her pop-punk band Upset were sound-checking before their show, I heard those blistering clicks and felt as if I’d found the north star. I knew I was in the right place.
Patty Schemel is an unusual figure in contemporary indie music. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Apr 17, 2012
Hole reunited and played together in Brooklyn last week, and if you weren't lucky enough to be in the audience, don't shed mascara-filled tears--you can watch it below! The April 13th show saw Patty, Melissa, Eric, and Courtney play together again, in honor of the new rockumentary Hit So Hard, about drummer Patty's life. The band hadn't played together for 15 years, but they still made magic on that stage. Although the band members have been through plenty of ups and downs, they hugged, forgave (at least for one night), and rocked out. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Apr 10, 2012
Patty Schemel, former drummer for Hole (among others), is a survivor. She found success in one of the biggest acts of the 90s, but along with her rock-star lifestyle came some dark moments, and while Patty played the shit out of the drums, life equally played the shit out of Patty. The story of her life and career is told in Hit So Hard, a documentary that opens in theaters on April 13th.
A drummer holds every song together, and with her focused expression, steady arms, and bare feet, Patty established herself as a powerful presence. Read More
on Jul 26, 2011
Last week I caught a screening of Hit So Hard, the documentary about Hole drummer Patty Schemel, and despite some of its flaws (hokey title screens, confusing cuts, and about 20 minutes too many), I highly recommend it for any Hole fans. What I really took away from it though, is what an awesome drummer Patty is, and since female drummers are oft-overlooked and still rather few and far between, it inspired me to do a little video roundup of some of my favorite bands featuring femmes behind the kit. Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Mar 29, 2011
The greatest living lineup of Courtney Love’s ever-evolving rock band Hole was seen in public together for the first time in 13 years last night, but they weren’t announcing any future plans to play together. Instead, Love, Melissa auf der Maur, and Eric Erlandson were rallying around their estranged drummer Patty Schemel at the premiere of P. David Ebersole’s documentary about her life, Hit So Hard, which screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Read More