Before the Riot Grrrl movement of the early '90s or before the advent of social media, there wasn't a network of like-minded all-female bands across the country working together. All you had was the notion of DIY bands, pockets of groups in far-flung areas of the country maybe mining similar territory. Maybe you'd have a band like L7 in Los Angeles. And maybe you'd have a power-punk trio like Burning Bush here in Phoenix.
Burning Bush had attitude and was one of the only all-girl punk groups in 1980s-era Phoenix.
Burning Bush existed from 1987 to 1993 and consisted of Thomascyne Ryther (guitar, vocals), Denise Tanguay (bass, vocals), and Audrey Creed (drums). And in fact it was social media that brought them back together. When Kevin Daly posted a picture of his '80s band Hellfire on Facebook and mused about bringing them back together for a show, Denise Tanguay texted him that if he was going to do that, there ought to be a Burning Bush reunion as well.More »