Melissa York

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Melissa York
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Melissa York with fist in air during performance at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, April 2012
Background information
Born (1969-02-22) February 22, 1969 (age 46)
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk, indie rock
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1990–present
Labels Vermiform, Kill Rock Stars
Associated acts The Manacled, Born Against, Vitapup, Team Dresch, The Butchies, Amy Ray, Ex-Members, Humble Tripe

Melissa York is a rock drummer. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

York first began drumming with the New York-based hardcore punk bands Born Against, the Manacled and Vitapup. After this, she moved to the West Coast to drum for Team Dresch.[1] Following that, she was a member of the power punk lesbian-feminist band, The Butchies, which put out four albums.[2] She was also in a band called The Ex-Members, who broke up in March 2008. She is a member of the band Humble Tripe,[3] and has toured with Amy Ray, opening for Brandi Carlile.


  1. ^ Vivinetto, Gina (February 27, 2002). "The Butchies powerfully fill headliners' shoes". St Petersburg Times. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: The Butchies". Allmusic. Retrieved May 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ Bendix, Trish (May 6, 2010). "An interview with Melissa York". After Ellen. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. 

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