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If you ask us, 2012 is shaping up to be a stellar year for female-fronted bands. The OG of pretty-girl punk, Shirley Manson and her band, Garbage, are slated to release a new record (so major!). On top of that, the perpetually stunning Gwen Stefani announced that No Doubt would be dropping a new album, too. Are you catching our drift? So many exciting things happening for our fave singing sisters.
These ladies, and countless others before them, prove that women are on top of their game (duh), can jam out with the best of them, and tend to look damn good doing so. Who said you can’t wear pumps and pretty dresses while headbanging, or shred the guitar without smearing your lipstick? Here are five bands (including a few local stars) that bring the beats and sport some serious style — get ready to blare these acts on the reg. They're that good!
In theory, travel bucket lists are fantastic. Lists of adventures and places that inspire you and encourage you to explore the world more intently? We're totally on board.
After all, bucket lists are all about fulfilling dreams and conquering the odds before it’s too late (i.e., when you “kick the bucket”). And, read
Carrie Bradshaw once said, "New York is the perfect place to be single. The city is your date." Well, not to hate on Sex and the City, but spending time wandering New York's many restaurants, bars, and museums solo doesn't exactly sound like the idea of a good time. Plus, having to spend our single hours sifting through read