They're called the AccoLade. You probably haven't have heard of them. Even if you live in their region, chances are you'll never get a chance to see them.
They're the first all-girl Saudi Arabian band. They play in secret, underground, and at ultra-private functions. They give only their first names for fear of retribution.
Women are meant to be seen and not heard. And by seen, that is only through an eye slit in their coverings.
Maybe you can't hear The AccoLade live. But you can listen to their hit single Pinocchio here (it's pretty good!). And read the story of their rise in the super secret Saudi scene here.
Now THIS is Rock and Roll. Ya dig? I mean, sure, our flannel coated, long-haired, anti-Starbucks establishment guys and gals are pretty cool. But, for fuck sakes, these girls are rocking out under ground a la the Plastic People of the Universe. The punishment for their music is everything from an acid facial to getting stoned (a far cry from the stoned OUR musicians are used to, that is.)
It's inspirational, really. To see people so driven to create, to perform, that their own lives are worth less than what they can bring to others.