NYC's Top 10 Rising Female-Fronted Bands

Categories: Best of NYC

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The Prettiots
At any given moment, in any given scene or subculture, there are loads of incredibly talented, boss women making great tunes. Looking back, some of the most revolutionary and dynamic voices in New York music have been women, from punks to MCs to pop queens.To show some appreciation for some of our current favorites, we've put together 10 of the best rising talents with women at the forefront.

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10. The Prettiots
Kay Goldberg, Rachel Trachtenburg, and Lulu Prat are a trio of NYC ladies supplying the city with a healthy dose of uke-pop. Their sound has loads of homey quirk and good humor to it, and they have even tackled making a Misfits song oddly comforting. Having gained a following with only a few songs out there, the scene is the Prettiots' oyster.


9. Starred
Fronted by Liza Thorn, Starred are an ethereal, Courtney Love-approved band that have a hazy but biting sound to them. After touring with Love, the artsy band are attracting a much larger fanbase and even recently made an appearance at the MoMA last month. Be sure to watch out for even more dreamy pop from the group.

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8. Sharkmuffin
Tarra Thiessen, Natalie Kirch, and Janet LaBelle are a force to be reckoned with when put together. Their sound is energetic and wild, fitting for a band with a name like theirs. It's rough and raw and soaked in whisky, just the way the best bands are.


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