|Born||February 22, 1969|
|Genres||Punk rock, hardcore punk, indie rock|
|Labels||Vermiform, Kill Rock Stars|
York first began drumming with the New York-based hardcore punk bands Born Against, the Manacled, and Vitapup. Following this, she moved to the West Coast to drum for Team Dresch in 1993. When Team Dresch broke up in 1998, York and band-mate Kaia Wilson, together with Alison Martlew, formed the power punk lesbian-feminist band, The Butchies (1998-2005), which put out four albums.
In popular culture
- Vivinetto, Gina (February 27, 2002). "The Butchies powerfully fill headliners' shoes". St Petersburg Times.
- Bendix, Trish (May 6, 2010). "An interview with Melissa York". After Ellen.
- Oler, Tammy (October 31, 2019). "57 Champions of Queer Feminism, All Name-Dropped in One Impossibly Catchy Song". Slate Magazine.