Like part 1 and part 2 of our Women of Rock, part 3 features some incredibly talented ladies. Our featured image of Janelle Monáe was taken during her first ever Canadian performance when she opened for Arcade Fire in Toronto and hasn’t stopped gaining in popularity since. Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord and Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries fame need no introduction, nor does one of our local favourites, Emily Haines of Metric. Bilinda Butcher of My Bloody Valentine has been mentioned in Step On Magazine on numerous occasions for her role in the iconic shoegaze band that changed the rules of distortion. Finally, who hasn’t heard of the stage skills of Alice Glass when she was still an active member of Crystal Castles? In this photo, she was performing with a broken foot, but that didn’t stop her from crowd surfing that night!
All photos by Dave MacIntyre.