Awesome Lady Drummer Roundup Part II

by Annelise S


After Lisa’s “Awesome Lady Drummer Roundup,” there was so much positive feedback, enthusiasm, and an overwhelming amount of suggestions, it was undeniable that a second lady drummer roundup was called for.  As a drummer myself, I am honored to share with you the musician babes whom I worship and who inspire me. We present to you the following roundup of mainly current and underground bands in hopes of shedding a little bit of light on these kick-ass bands whose drummers happen to be female.

Summer Twins, “The Good Things”

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These sunny So-Cal sisters know what’s good with summery jams and baby animals.

Peter Pants, “Beaker”

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She maintains miraculous composure on lead vocals during a non-linear drum beat. So sick.

Grass Widow, “Milo Minute”

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Here, Grass Widow plays for gorillas Gigi, Kiki, Kira, Kimani, Kambiri & Kit. Yep that happened.

Brilliant Colors, “‘Round Your Way”

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Female incarnation of Bay Area-based  group Girls…anyone?

Stone Darling, “You’ve Been On My Mind”

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These unsigned laydies are navigatin’ their way through the LA music scene independently and quite successfully. Keep an eye on these babies.

Sheila E., Drum Solo

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Ehh, she’s okay. She’s not wearing enough sparkles. (KIDDING!!) Watch ‘n worship.

The White Stripes, “Fell in Love With a Girl” & “Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground”

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This video is completely absurd, but it’s a prime example of Meg/Jack seamless live transitions. Meg is the ultimate.

Ty Segall, “Skin”

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Ty Segall’s drummer Emily Rose Epstein has the Meg White deadpan thing down pat.

Slutever, “Smells Like Milk”

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Chicks drinking whiskey, darts, and America. What more could one want?

Happy Birthday, “Girls FM”

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Home girl lays down some of the best beats I’ve ever heard. Plus her sister happens to be tUnE-yArDs. Musical genes..?

Yo La Tengo, “Sugarcube”

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Georgia Hubley has been schoolin’ the drums for decades now. A classic powerhouse lady drummer.

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