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‘I cannot debate human rights’ | Interview with Shawna of War On Women

“Remember, ‘feminism’ isn’t a dirty word.”  These words rang loud and clear from the Skullcandy stage as War On Women’s set came to a close in the first hour of the Hartford, CT date of this year’s Vans Warped Tour. It was impossible to miss singer Shawna Potter’s powerful voice and the band’s contagious energy, even from across the grounds at Xfinity Theater.

The Baltimore-based thrash punks in War On Women have made their presence known on the tour this year. They ran workshops on making music more welcoming to people of all genders, sexualities, abilities, and other identities. They brought an organization called Safer Scenes to teach concertgoers how to be active bystanders and intervene when they see harassment or assault occur at a show, and partner with bands like Anti-Flag and Bad Cop / Bad Cop to spread their message. All of this on top of Potter’s blogs reflecting on their experience on the tour for VICE’s Noisey.

We sat down with Potter to talk about being a loud and proud feminist band on Warped Tour in a conglomeration of scenes dominated by men, punk’s role in politics, and–of course–pizza.  Continue reading ‘I cannot debate human rights’ | Interview with Shawna of War On Women

Mixtape Monday: Ladies & Femmes of Warped Tour 2017

The Daily Slice’s Mixtape Monday is making a comeback, starting off with a compilation of ladies and femmes rocking this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Stay tuned throughout the next month for coverage of the Hartford, CT date of the tour, happening this Sunday!

Bonus track: “Just Fine” by Montage, a group with an amazing R&B-meets-alternative sound that Warped Tour could surely use more of. They played Warped Tour in Ohio on July 18, but if Kevin Lyman knows what’s good for him, he’ll bring them back on for more dates next year.

 

Did we miss any of your favorites on the tour this year? Share them with us in the comments below!