Los Angeles Collegian Online

Rockin’ Grrrl

Arts and Entertainment
The Arts and Entertainment column is curated by Valentina Yanez.

Raging songs to play when you’re mad at the world

By Valentina Yanez

R&B, Pop, and Reggaeton are just a few of the many music genres I listen to, but I still thought something was missing in my life. I realized I needed something faster and “in your face” to deal with my teenage angst.

Rock, specifically punk, motivates me to do the things that I love and not care what anyone thinks. In a strange way, music reassures me that everything is going to be OK – that I am not alone in what I am feeling.  

In my musical travels, I noticed that woman-fronted bands never receive enough recognition for their contributions to punk and rock n’ roll. So, here is a playlist of some of my favorite songs to highlight the work of these talented musicians.  

Here are a few of the song titles and bands that will help you rock away whatever is on your mind:

  • Wall Watcher — Sunflower Bean 
  • Kool Thing — Sonic Youth

  •  Heather Doubtfire — The Paranoyds

  •  Is It Day Or Night? — The Runaways

  • X Offender — Blondie

It’s been a few months since my last post, but here I am again. [I never left]. Here’s a compilation of some of my favorite songs. I believe they’re good to listen to when you’re feeling mad at the world or even just to work out.

Blue Rose Zine

I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I do. The playlist is available on Spotify by searching ‘Rock n’ Grrrl.’

Playlist here


Student life

Online City News
Serving an expanding network of 135,000 students in the Los Angeles County.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

%d bloggers like this: