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'''Donna Dresch''' is a zine editor and musician based in Portland, OR. where she also runs the independent record label Chainsaw.
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'''Donna Dresch''' is a [[zine]] editor and musician based in [[Portland, OR]], where she also runs the independent record label Chainsaw.
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Donna began her zine ''[[Chainsaw]]'' in the 1980s. Four issues were released, the last one a music compilation cassette tape, which announced the onset of its existence as a music label. Chainsaw has released recordings by such artists as Sleater Kinney, Team Dresch, Longstocking, The Third Sex, Tracy +the Plastics and many others.
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Donna began her zine ''[[Chainsaw]]'' in the late 1980s in Olympia, WA. Four issues were released. It was a proto-[[Riot Grrrl]] zine, since one of its concurrent themes was women in music, as well as being one of the early Queercore zines. The last issue was a music compilation cassette tape which Donna sold while on tour with Fifth Column, and which announced the onset of Chainsaw as a music label. Chainsaw has released recordings by such artists as Sleater Kinney, Team Dresch, Longstocking, The Third Sex, Tracy +the Plastics, The Need, Excuse 17, Heavens to Betsy and many others.
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Donna Dresch has been a member of a number of bands, most notably Team Dresch, her namesake band, for which she played guitar. They released two albums in the 1990's and then broke up. However, after reuniting to play a show in 2004, they have since begun to tour and record again. She also been in Davies Vs. Dresch, Screaming Trees and Fifth Column . She has recorded with a number of bands including Lois, The Go Team and Mary Lou Lord.
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Donna Dresch has been a member of a number of bands, most notably Team Dresch, her namesake band, for which she played guitar and bass. They released two albums and a number of singles in the 1990's and then broke up. However, after reuniting to play a show in 2004, they have since begun to tour and record again. She also been a member of Davies Vs. Dresch, Danger Mouse, Fifth Column (with [[Caroline Azar]]), Noxious Fumes, Rastro! (with [[Jen Smith]]), and Screaming Trees. She has recorded with a number of bands including Dinosaur Jr., The Go Team, Hazel, [[Lois]], Mary Lou Lord, Phranc, Amy Ray and Some Velvet Sidewalk.
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Team Dresch are featured in interviews and onstage in the film ''She's Real, Worse Than Queer'', directed by [[Lucy Thane]]. Donna also appears in the movie ''The Yo-Yo Gang'', directed by [[G.B. Jones]].
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Donna has been a contributor to many zines including [[Jigsaw]] by [[Tobi Vail]], [[Outpunk]], [[J.D.s]], and [[I *Heart* Amy Carter]]. She was featured on the cover of issue five of [[Homocore]] by [[Deke Nihilson]] and [[Tom Jennings]] and has been interviewed in many zines, including [[Someone Said]] and [[True Reality Rock Report]].  An excerpt from an article she wrote for Jigsaw appears in the book ''Rock She Wrote'', edited by Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers.
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==Zine==
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*[[Chainsaw]]
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==Contributions==
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*[[Homocore]]
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*[[I *Heart* Amy Carter]]
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*[[J.D.s]]
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*[[Jigsaw]]
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==Books==
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*''Rock She Wrote'', edited by Evelyn McDonnel and Ann Powers, Delta, N.Y., U.S.A. ISBN 0-385-31250-4 (1995)
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==Films==
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*''She's Real, Worse Than Queer'' by Lucy Thane (1997)
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*''The Yo-Yo Gang'' by [[G.B. Jones]] (1992)
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[[Category:Zinester]][[Category:Punk Zinesters|Dresch, Donna]] [[Category:Previously Featured Articles|Dresch]]

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Donna Dresch
Donna Dresch

Donna Dresch is a zine editor and musician based in Portland, OR, where she also runs the independent record label Chainsaw.

Donna began her zine Chainsaw in the late 1980s in Olympia, WA. Four issues were released. It was a proto-Riot Grrrl zine, since one of its concurrent themes was women in music, as well as being one of the early Queercore zines. The last issue was a music compilation cassette tape which Donna sold while on tour with Fifth Column, and which announced the onset of Chainsaw as a music label. Chainsaw has released recordings by such artists as Sleater Kinney, Team Dresch, Longstocking, The Third Sex, Tracy +the Plastics, The Need, Excuse 17, Heavens to Betsy and many others.

Donna Dresch has been a member of a number of bands, most notably Team Dresch, her namesake band, for which she played guitar and bass. They released two albums and a number of singles in the 1990's and then broke up. However, after reuniting to play a show in 2004, they have since begun to tour and record again. She also been a member of Davies Vs. Dresch, Danger Mouse, Fifth Column (with Caroline Azar), Noxious Fumes, Rastro! (with Jen Smith), and Screaming Trees. She has recorded with a number of bands including Dinosaur Jr., The Go Team, Hazel, Lois, Mary Lou Lord, Phranc, Amy Ray and Some Velvet Sidewalk.

Team Dresch are featured in interviews and onstage in the film She's Real, Worse Than Queer, directed by Lucy Thane. Donna also appears in the movie The Yo-Yo Gang, directed by G.B. Jones.

Donna has been a contributor to many zines including Jigsaw by Tobi Vail, Outpunk, J.D.s, and I *Heart* Amy Carter. She was featured on the cover of issue five of Homocore by Deke Nihilson and Tom Jennings and has been interviewed in many zines, including Someone Said and True Reality Rock Report. An excerpt from an article she wrote for Jigsaw appears in the book Rock She Wrote, edited by Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers.

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Zine

Contributions

Books

  • Rock She Wrote, edited by Evelyn McDonnel and Ann Powers, Delta, N.Y., U.S.A. ISBN 0-385-31250-4 (1995)

Films

  • She's Real, Worse Than Queer by Lucy Thane (1997)
  • The Yo-Yo Gang by G.B. Jones (1992)
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