Antigone Rising

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Antigone Rising
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Antigone Rising in 2012 (l-r): Kristen Henderson, Dena Tauriello, Cathy Henderson, Nini Camps
Background information
OriginNew York, NY
GenresRock, alternative country
Years active1998–present
LabelsLava Records/Atlantic Records
Hear Music
Blackheart Records
WebsiteOfficial Antigone Rising website
MembersKristen Henderson
Cathy Henderson
Nini Camps
Past membersCassidy (musician)
Dena Tauriello
Jen Zielenbach
Penelope "Peppy" Kokines
Suzanne Obolsky

Antigone Rising is an all-female rock band. The band's current line up is Cathy Henderson lead guitar, Kristen Henderson bass guitar and drums, and Nini Camps lead vocals and rhythm guitar.

Antigone Rising performing live at the blacksheep festival (Germany) 2016


In their early years Antigone Rising toured widely, and have shared stages with The Bangles,[1] Joan Jett, The Rolling Stones, moe., Rob Thomas, Aerosmith, and The Allman Brothers. They performed at Lilith Fair in 1998 and at SXSW in 2005.


Kristen Ellis Henderson wrote a memoir about her same-sex marriage Times Two, Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made (Simon & Schuster)[2] published on April 5, 2011. The book chronicles the journey she and her wife, Sarah Ellis-Henderson, took to start a family - eventually getting pregnant on exactly the same day and giving birth to their son and daughter. The book's success led to them being tapped by GLAAD as media spokeswomen advocating marriage equality, and the couple were featured on the cover of April 8, 2013 issue of Time Magazine - "Gay Marriage Already Won."" [3]




  • She's Gone A Little Mad (1996)
  • Snapshot (1998)
  • New and Used (1999)
  • Rock Album (2000)
  • SaY iT! an-TIG-uh-nee (2002) (live)
  • Antigone Rising's Traveling Circus (2003) (live)
  • From the Ground Up (2005) (Hear Music)
  • Tales from Wonderland (released as Sink or Swim - The Cassidy Project in 2009)
  • Live From NYC (EP) (2010) (recorded live at The Bitter End in NYC, includes 1 studio track)
  • This Christmas (2010) (download only single)
  • 23 Red (Rising Shine Records) (August 2011)
  • Whiskey & Wine, Vol. 1 (EP) (2014)
  • Whiskey & Wine, Vol. 2 (EP) (2015)


  • "Don't Look Back" (from From The Ground Up, May 11, 2005)
  • "This Christmas" (2010)
  • "Everywhere Is Home" (from 23 Red, August 5, 2011)
  • "That Was The Whiskey" (from Whiskey & Wine, Vol. 1 EP, 2014)




  1. ^ "Bangles Still Play With Spirit Of The '80s". Hartford Courant. May 27, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Times Two, Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made - Simon & Schuster
  3. ^ Pickert, Kate (March 28, 2013). "Behind the Covers: Portraits of the Gay Marriage Revolution by Peter Hapak". Time. Retrieved 27 March 2016.

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