She Bangs the Drums: KEXP Video Roundup of Women Behind the Kit

Video Roundup
photo by Morgen Schuler

You guys! Iggy Pop thinks we're "really, really fine"! The Godfather of Punk hosts a Friday night show over on BBC Radio 6. On last week's episode, he played a track from Atlanta, GA punk rockers The Coathangers, and in his back announce, in that distinctive, unforgettable gravelly voice, he says, "there's a video of The Coathangers doing that number on KEXP, which is a really, really fine alternative station and culture hub out of Seattle." (You guys, Iggy Pop has seen our videos!)

And then the iconic Stooges frontman goes on to compliment The Coathangers drummer, Stephanie Luke. "The drummer is wicked strong," he notes. He goes on to ponder, "in basic rock, what is it that the girls know that the guys just don't get? Because the slamming drummers, seem to be — the ones you notice — seems to be girls." Inspired by Iggy's observation, KEXP is celebrating just a few of our favorite female drummers on The Morning Show with John Richards today, and right here with this Video Roundup, starting out with Stephanie Luke herself. Don't forget: KEXP and Seattle Center present The Coathangers on Friday, August 3rd as part of our FREE, All Ages Concerts at the Mural series! 

The Coathangers // Stephanie Luke

Tacocat // Lelah Maupin

Yo La Tengo // Georgia Hubley

Quasi, Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag // Janet Weiss

Flasher // Emma Baker

The Black Angels // Stephanie Bailey

Warpaint // Stella Mozgawa

Filthy Friends, Arthur Buck, The Baseball Project // Linda Pitmon

The Maldives, Grizzled Mighty // Faustine Hudson

Thunderpussy // Ruby Dunphy

La Luz // Marian Li Pino

Chastity Belt // Gretchen Grimm

The Courtneys // Jen Twynn Payne

Apples in Stereo // Hilary Sidney

The White Stripes // Meg White

Bikini Kill // Tobi Vail

Babes in Toyland // Lori Barbero

Hole // Patti Schemel

Luscious Jackson // Kate Schellenbach

The Go-Go's // Gina Shock

The Bangles // Debbi Peterson

The Go-Betweens // Lindy Morrison (1980 to 1989)

Sheila E.

The Runaways // Sandy West

The Velvet Underground // Moe Tucker

The Carpenters // Karen Carpenter

The Slits // Palmolive

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