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It's easy to say that guys sometimes don't understand the struggle inherent in the female experience. They haven't had to endure the hardship, live in the carefully negotiated bodies we women occupy, or deal with the unfair boundaries society sets for us. And then I read something that suggests men might not be the only ones who are deluded. Mariel Loveland, a musician in the band Candy Hearts, recently wrote a piece for Noisey called "How to ... Read More
As Queen Bey takes her rightful place on the Pop Diva Throne, suddenly something happens which reminds us that some of our biggest stars are mere princesses in the face of music history.The news that Kate Bush will be playing fifteen August dates in London for her first tour in thirty-five years broke the icon's official website. Bush has made only the rarest appearances during these past three decades. The shows will take place at the London Eventim Hammersmith ... Read More
It's been six years since Patty Griffin released an album of new material. Yeah, she did a way cool Gospel album (which won a Grammy) then recorded and toured with Robert Plant's Band of Joy but no new stuff since '07's stand out Children Running Through. Well, girlfriend is back with what I consider to be her most personal album yet and it's in tribute to her recently departed father.Although Ms. Griffin is identified as an acoustic guitar and piano ... Read More
Back in the '90s, Massachusetts native Melissa Ferrick began her prolific career as a solo alt-country artist. As an openly gay singer-songwriter, she gained popularity in the LGBT community with her songs about her love life and personal struggles. Ferrick has been working tirelessly, releasing an album almost every year consecutively since 1993 and now teaching courses at Berklee College of Music. She's showing absolutely no signs of stopping, with her latest ... Read More
Joan Ahimbisibwe and Teddy Namuyiga share separate but similarly inspiring stories. Both women rose from extreme poverty in Uganda and became prosperous beadmakers and entrepreneurs. Teddy's husband left her after she birthed a deaf baby, forcing her to work tirelessly for an insignificant amount of money. Joan also worked at an unsustainable wage, and things only got worse when her husband passed away from the AIDs virus. She learned that this devastating loss ... Read More
This past summer, Fleetwood Mac warmed our collective heart cockles when they announced that they’d be reuniting for a smattering of shows in 2013. The promise of a few shows was enough to set Fleetwood Mac fans a-tweaking, but the reality has turned out to be even sweeter. The band will tour a full 34 cities this go-around, beginning April 4th in Columbus, Ohio.    It’s only been three years since the band last hit the road, but ... Read More
Just in case Zooey Deschanel's presence on your TV screen on Fox's fall hit New Girl, iPhone Siri commercial, or SNL as a host was not enough adorkability for you, her face now may be on a bus in a city near you.Today the New Girl Facebook page announced the "True American" bus tour, which will kick off labor day weekend in Boston and move on to New York. The tour's name clearly comes from the show's infamous patriotic drinking game, to which the rules are still ... Read More
Remember when the Vatican blasted the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (aka about 80 percent of American sisters) for focusing on the poor and hungry instead of railing against reproductive rights and gay people? Well, those “radical feminist” gals haven’t taken the criticism lying down. And with public support behind them, The New York Times reports that sisters from Network, a liberal-leaning Catholic lobby group, will ... Read More
Ani DiFranco, (amazing and gutsy feminist folk singer), wants her fans to help her make a video for her song Mariachi, from her new album Which Side Are You On? That means you! Go on, make a video! It can be anything you want. Just have fun with it. (Remember what Ani told us: “I need back up! I need company! I need to be inspired!”) Then send in your submission, and the footage will be put together to make an “official” video. Also, when ... Read More
British artist Gemma Ray is releasing a new album, "Island Fire," on May 29 and is touring this May to promote the record. She's also released her first video off the new record, "Rescue Me." The video features Ray as a 1950s housewife grocery shopping as she day dreams about being "a million miles away" from the technicolor aisles of the supermarket, hoping that someone will rescue her. The combination of Ray's soothing voice, the melancholy melody of the song ... Read More
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