This Maryland 17-year-old makes frank, fearless guitar anthems about breaking free from suburban doldrums.
Raised under an oppressive regime in Tunisia, this singer/songwriter spoke out against her country’s injustices and became a prominent musical voice of the Arab Spring. Now based in New York, she’s still singing her truth to power.
The 57-year-old punk lifer explains how David Bowie, traditional Mexican songs, and the Disney movie Mulan helped her learn to love herself.
Jenn Pelly talks with Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin about the expansive extra-musical world he created to go along with his conceptual new album, Garden of Delete, in the latest episode of our “This Is How We Do It” podcast series.
Somewhere between sadness and absurdity lies the stark art of Montreal duo Majical Cloudz. Jenn Pelly traces their unlikely path—from tear-jerking house shows to playing massive arenas with Lorde—as they prepare to release a new album.
Jenn Pelly meets up with the Norwegian art-pop disrupter at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan to talk about the frightening aspects of our own bodies, the importance of revolution in an era of passivity, and how her music is like the inverse of cock rock.
Strength is the sound of Speedy Ortiz’s new album—asserting oneself, taking power, having agency as a woman. Jenn Pelly talks with band leader Sadie Dupuis about not taking bullshit, the genius of Nicki Minaj, and using music to spread progressive ideas.
Jenn Pelly talks with the experimental rock icon about her revealing new memoir, the familial trauma that led to her famed elusiveness, and living a life outside the margins: “Convention isn't awful, it's just not something that I really aspire to.”
Don't let their slacker guitar jams fool you: Seattle's Posse just might be the hardest working indie rockers in the Pacific Northwest. They talk with Jenn Pelly about life's little solutions, ridiculous romance, and loving Prince and Yo La Tengo.