Donita Sparks
American musician
Donita Sparks
Donita Sparks is a vocalist, guitarist and song-writer in Los Angeles, California. In addition to performing with her most recent band Donita Sparks and The Stellar Moments, she is also the co-founder, along with Suzi Gardner, of grunge band L7. The band has released six studio albums, one live CD and a greatest hits record.
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Reunited Punks L7's Message To Millennials: 'Get It Together, Step Up'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Everywhere a music fan turns these days, it feels like a band at their height in the ‘90s is reuniting -- and the quality of the ensuing musical output has varied widely from inspired to “why?!” But there have been few reunions met with as much exuberance of critics and fans alike than that of L7, the explosive all-female Los Angeles grunge-punk outfit fronted by the effervescent Donita Sparks and known for their trashing, high-energy songs like “Shitlist” and “Shove.” it all started a couple of years back when Sparks began curating the band’s Facebook page, posting photos, fliers and other band ephemera she was in the process of digitizing. In that process, Sparks also came across many hours of videos the band had shot during their original run. She showed them to filmmaker Sarah Price and the group decided to pursue the creation of a documentary using the newly discovered footage, launching a successful $130,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund it.  The fan response to the Kic ...
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L7, as garotas barulhentas - Bagarai
Google News - over 5 years
Foi nele também que Jennifer Finch expôs o bundão branco e Donita Sparks baixou a calça e mostrou seu outro instrumento de trabalho. No começo elas eram as porras-loucas do grunge. Isto funcionou até certo momento, mas depois a coisa foi ficando chata,
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Kristin Hersh: “I'm not for everybody and I never was…” - State Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
As one of the founders of CASH music, alongside Donita Sparks of L7, she's generous with her work, offering her fans constant streams of new music, much for free. Live, she gives her all. Last year, she released her first memoir, Paradoxical Undressing
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NYTimes - over 8 years
POP Full reviews of recent concerts: BOOTH AND PAT The classic showbiz tale generally has a star getting laryngitis and an understudy getting a big break. For Booth Daniels and Patrick Frankfort, it was more like this: Somebody blew off a gig, so, well, we can't let that empty stage go to waste, can we? Last fall Mr. Frankfort,
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Pop/Jazz Listings
NYTimes - over 9 years
POP Full reviews of recent concerts: !!! (Thursday) Punk-funk usually leans on the punk side, with short blasts of indignation or defiance filtered through dance beats. This local eight-piece (whose name is pronounced ''chik-chik-chik,'' or, they say, however you want) goes for immersion, transcendence and kicks, through long and
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They Love to Rock as Hard as Men Do
NYTimes - over 20 years
Courtney Love is one rock performer who has never been at a loss for words. And in ''Not Bad for a Girl,'' Lisa Rose Apramian's noisy documentary study of female hard-rockers, she is given the movie's parting shot. Instead of having to get the football captain, she advises, ''Be the football captain.'' In an even more hyperbolic mode, she also
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POP MUSIC; No Longer Rock's Playthings
NYTimes - about 24 years
Kim Gordon crouches in a miniskirt, her words balancing rage and desire above Sonic Youth's nervous guitars. Headlining a benefit concert for reproductive rights, Donita Sparks of the all-female group L7 curls her lip, carves out a guitar riff and snarls into the mike: "Get out of my way or I might shove." Courtney Love stares boldly from a
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Donita Sparks
  • 2008
    Age 44
    Sparks released her debut solo record Transmiticate in February 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Her work has been featured in films such as Natural Born Killers, Serial Mom, and Brokeback Mountain, and video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Rock Band 2.
  • 1992
    Age 28
    In 1992, Sparks created a stir in England when she dropped her pants on live television during an L7 performance on the variety show The Word.
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  • 1991
    Age 27
    Sparks and L7 formed Rock for Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1991, staging numerous concerts featuring some of the biggest bands in the industry benefiting pro-choice organizations.
    More Details Hide Details Sparks is also the drummer for the Lou Reed tribute band, Lou Man Group. While L7 was performing at the Reading Festival in 1992, their speakers blew out. The crowd became restless and threw mud onto the stage. In response, Sparks threw her tampon back at the crowd and yelled "Eat my used tampon, fuckers!" She never apologized for the incident. The tampon is known as one of the "most unsanitary pieces of rock memorabilia in history".
  • 1963
    Born on April 8, 1963.
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