by Nora Lee Mandel

Jewish Chicks with Guitars

“It’s a whole phenomenon now, the way women are dominating music,” says influential New York DJ Vin Scelsa. Young Jewish feminists are seizing the opportunity to rock, doing it their way. All wield pens as well as guitars, writing their own songs, leading bands, and attracting male and female fans. Playing to different niches of the rock ‘n’ roll audience, they strike surprisingly similar chords of caring about family and friends, using images rich with social consciousness over a definite back beat.

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