Lori Barbero

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Lori Barbero
Born November 27, 1961 (1961-11-27) (age 53)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments bass, drums, vocals
Years active 1987-present
Associated acts Babes in Toyland

Lori Barbero (born November 27, 1961) is the drummer for the Minneapolis-based band Babes in Toyland.[1] She subsequently played drums for the bands Eggtwist and Koalas.[2]

Biography[edit]

Barbero was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of fourteen, her father moved the family to New York City, where she attended high school, graduating in 1978.[3] After high school, Barbero moved to Key West, Florida before returning to Minneapolis.

Before Babes in Toyland, Barbero dropped out of the University of Minnesota and worked as a waitress.[4] She had never played any musical instrument before but had always wanted to learn to play drums, and she did when Kat Bjelland asked her to start a band with her.[5] After the dissolution of Babes in Toyland in the early 2000s, Barbero worked as a music manager.

She was also part owner of the now defunct Minneapolis label Spanish Fly Records, whose roster included Smut, Dumpster Juice, Milk, REO Speedealer, Sleep Capsule, and Likehell.[6]

In 2006, Lori was awarded with an Artist of Distinction award by Sound Unseen for her continuous contribution to the Minneapolis Rock and Roll scene.

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Everett. "Nirvana: the biography". Da Capo Press. 2007.
  2. ^ Lori Barbero. Minnewiki.publicradio.org
  3. ^ Bechard, Gorman (2014-10-29). "Lori Barbero of Babes in Toyland, the complete interview from COLOR ME OBSESSED". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  4. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll". Seal Press. 2002.
  5. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll". Seal Press. 2002.
  6. ^ Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll". Seal Press. 2002.

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