Women, Arts, & Social Change

The Tea: Ammonite

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Fri, Feb 03, 2023
12 to 1 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Performance will be published on NMWA’s YouTube channel and on our Signature Programs page.



Three people with light skin tone play musical instruments. The one on the left has long, dark hair and plays a guitar. In the middle, a person with short, light hair plays a guitar. The person on the right plays drums.
Join us online for a performance from Ammonite, followed by a look into their creative process.

Event Description

The Tea: Ammonite

Ammonite features in this monthly online series in which women musicians perform original work. Each session includes a short interview, conducted over a cup of tea, which explores the artist’s creative process.

Ammonite is a new power trio from Washington, D.C., adding some jangle and twang to the urgent intensity of ’90s rock, in the vein of Sleater-Kinney, Veruca Salt, and The Breeders.

Selena Benally (More AM Than FM) on lead guitar and Erin Frisby (Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, Fuzzqueen) on guitar and vocals bring some of the fire and fun of their previous post rock band, The OSYX, to this new endeavor. Alyson Cina (Ménage à Garage, Seamstresses, All Her Muses) adds ferocity and nuance on drums. She can be found on the road frequently with New Jersey’s working-class street punk warriors, the Hudson Falcons.

Additionally, Benally and Frisby, founders of the nonprofit organization and record label This Could Go Boom!, will discuss their organization’s work to expand gender equity and representation in the music landscape.

About Women, Arts, and Social Change

The Tea is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change.

If you are unable to register online or would like to request additional accessibility services, please email accessibility@nmwa.org or call 202-783-7980. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required. We will make every attempt to accommodate requests.