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By Orlando on August 24, 2012
Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced this week to two years in prison for singing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral.
By blue milk on August 12, 2012
I grew up listening to Nina Simone and I love her music. Whenever I talk about Nina Simone I am obliged to tell you my anecdote because it is the coolest moment of my life and it happened when I was a child. I peaked early. I not only saw Nina Simone perform live in […]
By blue milk on June 24, 2012
Björk possesses a soprano vocal range, apparently. She released her first solo album at the age of 11. But we all got to know her in Australia when she was in The Sugarcubes, which was pretty much the first Icelandic band to get popular success. And then she went off and had her solo career […]
By Mindy on June 20, 2012
When talent alone may not be enough for success.
By tigtog on June 9, 2012
I know this is everywhere at the moment, but I’ve put up this post to assist bookmarking this delightful video for future deployment against infestations of sexually aggressive, racist, homophobe, misogynistic, cowardly, illiterate, wastes of human skin: Thank You Hater by Isabel Fay
By tigtog on June 8, 2012
This band is currently Sprog the Younger’s favourite. I totally get the appeal.
By blue milk on May 27, 2012
Patti Smith is amazing. She’s pretty much written the path for women singer-songwriters, artists and poets and she has done it so well that men even want to be her. Because who doesn’t want to be Patti Smith, she’s humble and wise and brilliant and tough and compassionate? More than anything though, Smith proved rock […]
By blue milk on May 20, 2012
So sad to hear she died this week, reportedly of cancer at the age of 63. Her biggest hits were the disco anthems of “Love to Love You Baby”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “No More Tears”, “MacArthur Park”, and my very favourite, “I Feel Love”. She had an incredible mezzo-soprano voice.
By Helen on April 29, 2012
How much do I love this sensational new band from Athens, Alabama (soon to join Athens, Georgia in indie-rock iconography)? How much do I love their singer, Brittany Howard? Let me count the ways.
By blue milk on April 8, 2012
Salt n Pepa’s hip hop songs were filled to the brim with feminist messages about self-respect and sexual autonomy from “Let’s Talk About Sex” to “Ain’t Nuthin But A She Thing” and their songs were sooo catchy.
By blue milk on March 18, 2012
Deborah Conway has been putting feminism in her songs since back when she was the lead singer in the Australian band, Do Re Mi in the 1980s. Remember lyrics like this in Man Overboard?
By tigtog on March 14, 2012
Listen to Kate Bush singing π from her 2005 album Aerial (and yes, I know).
By blue milk on March 11, 2012
I’ll come right out and be honest and say that I’m not a huge Alanis Morisette fan but you know she did make one of the best angry, break-up songs ever and it feels good to have one of those written from the woman’s point of view.
By blue milk on February 26, 2012
Image credit. I have been dying to do Hole for a Sunday Singalong because they’re easily my favourite ‘angry young women’ (and one man) band of all time. Courtney Love, who loves word play and drilling into the sexism of notions about femininity in her lyrics (take, for example, her lyrics on rape culture: “Was […]