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Salad Days Magazine | July 14, 2024

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The co-ed feminist punks continue their crusade of music and activism through late October.

Activist punk band War On Women is a group that not only thrives onstage—the Shawna Potter-led outfit pummels everything in their path. The quartet are bringing a piece of their live show to screens everywhere with a new live video for their hook-laden track ‘Pleasure And The Beast’. Watch the video—shot and chopped by Seannie Cameras of Metrospective Media at Ottobar in Baltimore last April:

War On Women are neither a crew of young bucks nor a contagion of seasoned legends. They don’t fit neatly into metalloid machismo or hulking hardcore tropes. They have nothing to prove, and there’s nothing more delightfully dangerous than that. After releasing their sophomore LP ‘Capture The Flag’ in April 2018, the hardcore-inflected troupe have been spreading their message of equality and empowerment one song and one gig at a time.

With hundreds of shows and years of activism behind them, ‘Capture The Flag’ finds War On Women more dogged than ever. The album delves into injustices at both the macro and micro levels. Religious subjugation, gun violence, armchair activists, gender orgasm gap, female genital mutilation, the fetishization of motherhood, and toxic relationships—no breed of oppression defies War On Women’s purview. Recorded with J Robbins in Magpie Cage Recording Studio, ‘Capture The Flag’ finds the band in their sonic wheelhouse, wedged somewhere between rebellious and rousing.

War On Women — On Tour:
September 8 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge *
September 9 Cincinnati, OH @ North Side Yacht Club *
September 10 Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch *
September 11 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class #
September 12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit *
September 13 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church %
September 15 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony $
September 16 Norfolk, VA @ The Tap House ^
September 17 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
September 18 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern ^
September 19 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof ^
September 20 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge ^
September 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
September 22 Tallahassee, FL @ The Bark ^
September 23 St. Augustine, FL @ Sing Out Loud Festival
October 25 Tampa, FL @ PreFest
October 26 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
October 27 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest

*w/ Subhumans
# w/ The Snakes, Subhumans
% w/ The Brood, Dark Thoughts, Subhumans
$ w/ Lucero, Jawbreaker
^ w/ HIRS collective

* top photo by: Chris Sikich

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