'She Shreds' Magazine is the world’s only print publication dedicated to women guitarists and bassists. They strive to change the way women guitarists and bassists are depicted and presented in the music industry and popular culture by creating a platform where people can listen, see and experience what it means to be a woman who shreds. Their goal is to transcend boundaries like gender and genre—supporting radicalism, respect and revolution.
Cover Story: Jenny Lewis - This warrior has been perfecting her craft for 20 years. She spoke with She Shreds on her journey to finding her sound, creative restlessness and the stories her guitars carry.
Cover Story: Courtney Barnett - The Melbourne songwriter opens up to She Shreds about the vulnerability of her latest album’s honesty, her duality as a lefty guitarist and creating visually alongside music making.
Chai - Dorothy Siemens chats with Nagoya, Japan’s four-piece band on making their mark on the international scene. From exploring their music tastes to revealing their experiences as being women in Japan’s music industry, She Shred’s interview with Chai is one to look out for in this issue.
Yvette Young - How does one go from being a classically trained pianist to falling in love for post-rock? She Shreds spoke with Yvette Young on how turning to teaching herself how to play the guitar has not only stimulated her creativity, but developed a healthier relationship with music.
Ayla Tesler-Mabe - Ayla Tesler-Mabe started playing seriously when she was only 12 years old. Fast forward five years, the 17-year-old Canadian artist draws thousands to her shows and on social media rising her to success. She Shreds chatted with Tesler-Mabe on what grounded her love for the guitar and what the future holds for this up and coming artist.
Breaking Barriers in Music Production and Technology - Lynn Casper dives into this piece featuring badass women from all walks of life changing up the music technology game. Spotlighting engineers, producers and musicians, we take a peek on what it takes to break and thrive in this industry.
Table of Contents: 12 Scene Report: Tokyo, Japan 14 Gonna Be An Engineer: Breaking Barriers in Music Production and Technology 22 Setting the Tone: Metal and Psych Musicians Discuss Heavy Music’s Most Defining Feature 26 In the Hands of Women: The Traditions and Transformation of the Oud 30 Chai 36 Ayla-Tesler Mabe 42 Jenny Lewis 50 Courtney Barnett 58 Yvette Young 64 Getting Bass-ic 70 Tabs “Hopelessness” by Courtney Barnett 72 Sound Control: Samara Lubelski 74 Reviews: Gear 75 Reviews: Albums 76 Activity Pag 77 Comic 78 My Dream Pedalboard 80 Glossary