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    Junos 2010…Is There Hope?

    March 4th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    To be honest, I don’t normally pay attention to the JUNO Awards. Often reflecting what major radio stations are playing as opposed to what Canadians are actually listening to, the Junos have in the past seemed…”out of touch” is a nice what to say it, I think. This year, things appear to be a little different. I didn’t check out any of the news when Juno nominations were announced (who wants to hear that Nickleback is going … READ MORE

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    Happy Birthday, Patti Smith!

    December 30th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Happy New Years, everyone! I’ll never forget seeing the punk legend play at the annual New Year’s 24-hour poetry/performance marathon at a church on the Lower East Side, after taking her acoustic guitar out of the black garbage bag she was carrying it in. … READ MORE

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    Holiday Treat

    December 25th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Nothing says partytime to me like The Raincoats. Enjoy, everyone! … READ MORE

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    Want to play Lilith Fair?

    December 18th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    I asked if you were interested in a Lilith Fair 2010. I asked if you were happy with the initial line up that was announced. I’ve got one more question for you… Do you want to play Lilith Fair 2010? “This year Lilith will give aspiring female artists the opportunity to perform a set at each of the 2010 tour stops in North America. Upload your best original song into the “Lilith Local Talent Search” Channel for … READ MORE

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    Lilith Fair 2010 Performers Announced

    December 11th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    A few weeks ago I posted about the return of Lilith Fair. Well, here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… Lilith Fair has announced the first round of artists confirmed for Lilith 2010. Here they are… A Fine Frenzy Ann Atomic Ash Koley Brandi Carlile Butterfly Boucher Chairlift Chantal Kreviazuk Colbie Caillat Corinne Bailey Rae Donna De Lory Emmylou Harris Erykah Badu Grace Potter And The Nocturnals Ima Indigo Girls Ingrid Michaelson Janelle Monae Jennifer Knapp Jill Hennessy Jill Scott Katzenjammer Ke$ha Mary J. Blige Meaghan Smith Metric Miranda Lambert Nneka Sara Bareilles Sarah McLachlan Serena Ryder Sheryl Crow The Submarines Sugarland Tara MacLean Tegan And Sara Vedera The Weepies Vita Chambers Ximena Sarinana Zee Avi (you … READ MORE

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    A Holiday Gift List for girls who ROCK!

    December 3rd, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    The holidays are approaching and if you celebrate by exchanging gifts, some of you might be wondering what to ask for. In my never-ending quest to see more women significantly recognized in the music world, I’ve put together a little gift guide for all you awesome girls who rock. 1. The Girls’ Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom The Girls’ Guide to Rocking is a book that … READ MORE

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    Lilith Fair is back! Will you go?

    November 5th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    After much talk through the Twitter grape-vine, Lilith Fair is indeed back with a new website and details starting to be released regarding the 2010 tour. No news yet on performers but the first round of cities has been announced: * Atlanta, GA * Boston, MA * Calgary, AB * Chicago, IL * Dallas, TX * Denver, CO * London, UK * Los Angeles, CA * Minneapolis, MN * Montreal, QC * New York, NY * Philadelphia, PA * Portland/OR * Seattle, WA * San Francisco, CA * Toronto, ON * Vancouver, … READ MORE

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    Pop Goes The City

    September 28th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    My hometown is all abuzz with excitement for the upcoming Pop Montreal music festival, and I’m happy to say that with a lineup of some of the most impressive female performers around, it gets the Venus seal of approval. Full schedule is available on the website, but I’m giving some of my top recommendations here - check the website for times and locations. One cool thing is that if you can’t afford the … READ MORE

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    Blonde Redheads Have More Fun

    September 3rd, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    I’ve always really liked Blonde Redhead, but after I saw them live a few years ago I stopped trusting them. They’re just way too attractive to be authentic. It’s like I can picture the boardroom meeting that came up with that scenario: “Okay, we need a really hot female singer, and a hot guy backing her up on guitar… no, make that two hot guys… no, wait, let’s make them TWINS! Jackpot!” Anyway, my … READ MORE

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    Greenwich Good Time

    August 27th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Today’s post is on Ellie Greenwich, the songwriter who was behind some of the biggest girl group hits of the 1960s, including Be My Baby (The Ronettes) and Leader of the Pack (The Shangri-Las). Greenwich passed away yesterday at the age of 68, but she’s left behind a huge legacy of rock solid tunes that have shaped the way pop music is made. She was also a female pioneer, one of the few women to … READ MORE

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    Are We Not MEN?

    June 18th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Q: When does a feminist blog concern itself with men? A: When we’re talking about New York City’s MEN, a band made of JD Samson (of Le Tigre and moustache fame), Ginger Brooks Takahashi (who’s also appeared in The Ballet and the wonderful Black Mountain Music Project, with Mirah), Michael O’Neill and other special guests. MEN make sounds in the proud queerio dance music tradition of Lesbians on Ecstasy, The Ssion, and Tracy … READ MORE

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    Girls Rock, Better Believe

    June 12th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Why should Portland have all the fun? This August Montreal is hosting its first ever Rock Camp For Girls, a five-day camp where girls learn to play an instrument, form a band, and finish up by playing a show for their hysterical, screaming, panty-tossing fans. From the organizers: Rock Camp is a space where girls discover and express their talents, and become leaders in creating their own kind of cultural production through music. Female musicians … READ MORE

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    Great Canadian Tune Falls Short of Expectations

    May 8th, 2009     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    So the Luminato festival and The Heartbroken are trying to break the world record for largest guitar jam. To do this they are running a Top 10 Canadian Tunes contest where visitors can vote for 10 famous Canadian songs on a short list. The tunes will be ranked according to the votes and then played by anyone with a guitar and the ability to learn a song at a massive public jam this summer. Great concept! … READ MORE

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    Just In Time For My High School Reunion

    May 4th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I can’t even begin to contain my excitement about the No Doubt reunion tour of 2009. I am unable to participate on all fronts due to working and defending my thesis this summer, but I can relish in the onslaught of YouTube’d live performances and as-seen-on-TV specials, such as this first one from Friday’s Today Show. Often, hearing about my favourite band from Grade 7 … READ MORE

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    Case In Point

    April 10th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    I am big sucker for animation. And when it comes with Neko Case, well, say no more, I’m sold. Neko is a woman after my own heart - besides being an incredibly talented musician, she is always quick to give props to her influences, especially women who have inspired her. She’s also hil-freakin-larious in interview - I highly suggest checking out some of the archives on her website to hear about how what we call … READ MORE

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    I’m Your (picks from planet) Venus

    March 28th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Whew! I’m still spent from last week’s rant on community radio. While I gather my energies for the next round, please enjoy this “music video” from Dutch band The Shocking Blue. I really appreciate that period in musical history (the 60s?) when someone had the idea of recording and broadcasting bands, but the whole thing was so new that you mostly just got a lot of awkward standing around in random locales … READ MORE

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    Sisters in the Struggle Part II

    March 11th, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Very pleased that the mighty Sister Suvi will be launching long-awaited full-length album Now I Am Champion at the end of the month. Basically because I think anything Merrill Garbus (aka Tune-Yards, who I profiled waaaaay back when) touches turns to diamonds. But not blood diamonds. Maybe more like crystals - perfectly formed crystals you find in a cave somewhere that seem like they ought to have been manufactured by elves wearing … READ MORE

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    Make Your Momma So Proud

    March 8th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    The Mentalists are an all girl dance-rock band from London who were featured on Make Zine for covering Kids by MGMT on their iPhones. While the rendition isn’t the best, the inspiring possibilities are endless. It has been argued that computers and technologies are solitary activities and the getting-back-to-the-internet by young feminists and activists holes ourselves away, geeking out, and not building community. What I love about what The Mentalists are doing here is that … READ MORE

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    Queer Ass Folk

    February 22nd, 2009     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    When a bunch of Argentinian and Mexican women from various queercore and feminist punk bands decide to get together to form a supergroup sensation, you know the results will be a force to be reckoned with. What you maybe didn’t see coming were the Madonna covers. But that’s what’s so sweet about the Kumbia Queers - they combine the fearlessness and energy of punk rock with the infectious bubbliciousness of pop music. Oh, and they’re … READ MORE

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    Muhammad Knight’s The Taqwacores

    February 17th, 2009     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Michael Muhammad Knight’s The Taqwacores Arrives In Canada! This Is Not A Reading Series celebrates Freedom To Read Week with the Canadian premiere of Michael Muhammad Knight’s controversial novel about the Muslim-punk movement, The Taqwacores (Soft Skull Press). Montreal filmmaker Omar Majeed is currently working on Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, a feature documentary about the real-life bands who were inspired by Knight’s fictional creation. Majeed and Knight will show footage and discuss the politics … READ MORE

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