Anna Waronker — Crush of the Day
We’ve been nursing this crush since the early 90’s, and we’re finally ready to talk about it.
Anna Waronker has been the babe of our dreams since we first heard ‘That Dog’ play their California sun-soaked girl rock way back in 1991. What began as two punk rock girls writing songs about boys in Anna’s bedroom evolved into a band that toured with the likes of Beck, Weezer, Blur and the Wallflowers before they disbanded in 1997.
Thankfully, all members have remained active in the music scene, and ‘That Dog’ reunited this year for two shows in New York and LA. Yes, of course we were there. Waronker also portrayed Joan Jett in the 1997 ‘What We Do is Secret,’ a biographical film about Darby Crash of ‘The Germs.’ Yes, we own it on DVD.
Beautiful as the day we first met her, these days Anna is happily married to Steven Shane McDonald of ‘Redd Kross.’ She formed the label ‘Five Foot Two Records’ in 2001 with sister-in-law Charlotte Caffey of ‘The Go-Go’s,’ and in 2011 released her newest solo effort, California Fade. A year later, we’re still listening.