Michele’s Team Pick: Tom Tom Magazine

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A few weekends ago Menya and Hunter Valentine did a free (epic) show at NYU and from the stage, Kyomi advised the crowd to pick up a copy of Tom Tom Magazine, which was tabling at the event. Good advice.

Tom Tom Magazine is all about female drummers! So if you like drums, girls, or girls who drum, check it out. It’s gorgeously designed and full of thoughtful interviews with both big names and up-and-comers that you want to know about: Heather Hall and Janet Weiss, for example. Tom Tom also throws awesome parties in NYC, offers reviews of music, art, and fashion, and is super positive about the queer community.


Oh look, an awesome video of Kim Thompson with DJ Val-Inc at a Tom Tom Party:

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Michele lives in Harlem where she conducts oral history interviews and is working on two novels. Her short stories have most recently been published in The Brooklyn Rail, Killing the Buddha, and Shelf Life Magazine. She regularly contributes to VelvetPark, Bend Over Magazine, Make/Shift Magazine and guestofaguest.com. go here! mjwriting.tumblr.com

M.J. has written 10 articles for us.


  1. i spent spend time with people who are involved with tom tom this summer, volunteering/teaching at willie mae rock camp, and they’re all honestly fantastic people who work tremendously hard and care so much about what they do. tom tom is really great and everyone they feature is a HEART THOB. more than worth subscribing.

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  3. DAMNIT if The Girl was still talking to me I could share this with her! She’s a total drummer!

    damn queer relationship drama. All these fun stuff I wanna share and I can’t :(

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