Shirley Manson. Fiona Apple (!!!). Karen O and Kristin Kontrol sharing the stage with adorable kids. Oh, and Carrie Fucking Brownstein. Here’s everything you missed.
Photos by Maria Jose Govea courtesy of Girlschool
Girlschool, the annual festival for female identifying talent that took place this past weekend at LA’s Bootleg Theater, has become a staple of sound and community. Yes, the 3-day fest featured a mix of up-and-coming talent like Jay Som, Lauren Ruth Ward and Pinky Pinky alongside icons like Shirley Manson, Carrie Brownstein, and surprise guests like Fiona Apple, Best Coast and our ultimate hero, Karen O–but it offered up a positive and supportive space for women, too. Honestly, there’s nothing that makes us happier than the women–and the men that showed their support, too–reveling in each other’s badassery. Here’s a brief look at the magic that happened below: