Women Who Rock: Nikki Smith
We are super excited about this article posted on the D.C. Music Download blog that features an extended interview with Nikki in the latest installment of their ongoing "Women Who Rock" series, putting her in the company of some pretty rockin' ladies around the District of Columbia and beyond.
"Smith, a California native, cultivated her passion for music through her parents. Her mother is an active member of Sweet Adelines International (a group of women singers advancing the music form of barbershop), and her father, who plays guitar in a classic rock cover band," according to the article.
The article came about largely because Lauren wrote to the blog to nominate Nikki for the series. Nice work, Lauren!
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This story officially ups our level of cool.
We've moved beyond the posts of "shows to get pumped for" and finally landed our name in an actual article on the Brightest Young Things, on of DC's biggest entertainment websites.
In case you missed it, check out this week's "Artist on Artist" feature that includes an interview between Nikki and Liz Yeljack of Glitterlust.
Glitterlust and Freeform Radio were formed around the same time and have played a number of gigs together, including last year's Phase Fest (pictured).
Raising money for Girls Rock! DC
In an interview with Katy Ray of Tagg Magazine, Nikki discusses what it's like to be a girl in a boys club, as the rock 'n 'roll music scene tends to be, and how she hopes to improve the station of future generations of girls by supporting organizations like Girls Rock! DC.
"At some point, we've all felt mistreated or short-changed because we're girls. This is one small way we can try to make things better for the next generation – supporting an organization that aims to enrich and empower young women."
Listen as Nikki tries to justify liking Dave Matthews Band
To promote her upcoming show, Band Camp Benefit, Nikki sat down for a long conversation with the creator of the Seven Song Mix podcast, Elliott Wallace.
In the podcast, Nikki also talks about her work with the band as well as her other music project, LadiesRockThis that highlights talented women in the District's music scene.