Donna Dresch

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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.

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.

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.