BY Michelle Beiter in Crafty on Apr 23, 2014 |
That’s right!! Jolie Holland will be performing at Primped, our fashion, beauty and vintage fair, Sunday May 4th. Jolie’s latest album, Wine Dark Sea, will be released on May 20th, and is said to be “unlike anything she’s ever recorded, but is also the purest and most assured to date.”
“The record delivers: louder, noisier, raw and visceral. It’s a fiery reimagining of rock, delta blues, free ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Music Stuff on Mar 03, 2014 |
If you haven't caught on to the a cappella buzz, or haven't seen Pitch Perfect, you must live under some weird, music-less rock. A cappella is no longer the awkward barber shop quartet of your nightmares, but a thriving community of incredible singers and performers channelling their talents into unaccompanied music. Using only the human voice, groups create dynamic soundscapes that sound near magical -- so magical you have to continually remind yourself no ... Read More
BY Dixie Laite in Feminizzle on Feb 28, 2014 |
According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, “there are no second acts in American lives.” Clearly, F. didn’t know f—, and he certainly didn’t know 1920s Blues singer and writer, “Sippie” Wallace.
Like the more well-known Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace was one of the most popular ladies who sang the Blues — in an era and genre in which women routinely outsold their male counterparts. Her ... Read More
Okay found it, could this be what we’ve have been waiting for?! Has anyone else imagined that this is what New York sounds like for a girl, a mostly confident, sometimes insecure, maybe nerdy, kinda hippie, wannabe punk, super sweetheart, no-nonsense kind of girl?!
The Prettiots will make you feel like you can have a perfectly crafted cutesy exterior, while secretly wanting to burn your frenemy’s house down. Too much?
I mean it’s ... Read More
We know that various media outlets like magazines and advertisements rely on providing unrealistic representations of the female face and form, leading to the objectification of women and an unhealthy global obsession with conventional good looks. In recent months, Photoshop gifs illustrating the extent to which models’ bodies are digitally altered have gone viral.
In the wake of the unsettling Lena Dunham/Jezebel controversy— in ... Read More
An 18-year old Egyptian contestant on Middle Eastern hit series “Arabs Got Talent” recently took the stage and began to rap: “My body is only mine.” This brave young woman is Myam Mahmoud, and she uses her art to spur discussions on women’s lives in the Middle East. Although she did not win the televised contest, Mahmoud hopes to inspire other women to speak out against violence and harassment.
She tells The Associated ... Read More
BY Chloé Burrow in Music Stuff on Dec 16, 2013 |
As fans of girl rock (durr!) we're super excited about the launch of Brit website thegirlsare.com's first ever print issue of TGA, to complement its up-to-the-minute content online. After growing tired of finding music magazines in the 'men's interest' section, Editor Annette Barlow decided to do something about it. And how glad are we that she did? TGA will finally offer a real alternative to the male-dominated music press here in the ... Read More
Angel Olsen is a Chicago-based singer songwriter, and her 2012 album Half Way Home got a LOT of play in my apartment last year. Check her out on Spotify if you enjoy Patsy Cline, Bonnie "Prince" Billy (she’s toured with him), or beautiful folk songs about restless wandering and dudes who don’t call. If you get the chance to see her live, do—she played Pitchfork Music Festival last summer and managed to turn day-drunk festival goers into a mostly ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Dec 02, 2013 |
It was just a few years ago that Lady Gaga owned your soul. Following the release of The Fame Monster in 2009, she was absolutely unavoidable--it was just a matter of deciding whether you wanted a machine-gun bra or meat dress in your face. Her every move, every outfit, and every wig-change prompted a CNN Breaking News Alert.
Then what? As "weird" became the new music industry status-quo, Gaga scrambled to pile as many food groups onto her being as possible. ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Nov 25, 2013 |
Former BUST cover-woman Grimes is a bit like a shooting star: she rarely comes out of hiding, but when she does it's seriously magical. Was that analogy too corny? Oh well! You know it's true!
Though she's busy recording her fourth album, the follow-up to the already cult-status-certified Visions, she took a break to chat with Teen Vogue for their upcoming December/January issue. The accompanying photoshoot embodies the 11 years Claire Boucher (her "real" alias) ... Read More