Rock Music Can Come In All Different Shapes And Sizes

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Source: Kennerdeigh Scott

The one thing that has always attracted me to rock music is the way it's  meant to be inclusive to anyone and everyone. Yet when you look at the current state of rock music it's clearly evident that a majority of it is very much dominated by white men. For those of us who are anything but it can get discouraging when you feel under represented.

I think that's why a band like Paramore has made as big an impact as they have, and why to this day any band consisting of a frontwoman will likely encounter the (mostly invalid) comparison at least once. Because as a little girl, before Hayley Williams it was hard trying to find a badass woman in rock to look up to.

Sadly these days when we tend to find women or POC in bands, it's usually a case of one prson vs. the rest of the band being dominated by white men. Yet with more representation as time goes by, we're hoping it becomes more of a regular thing. So until then we've compiled a list to celebrate a few amazing women as well as POC showing us the many different sides of rock music.

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Skindred

Was there a way we could have put this list together without including the legendary Skindred? The Welsh band are known for their mix of musical styles and one of our favourite things is how far vocalist Benji Webbe looks from the “typical rockstar”.

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