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Female musical artists have been blowing up both the mainstream and alternative charts the past couple of months. We are only 21 days into March, Women's History Month might I add, and a number of talented ladies have released some of the most bad-ass albums and singles we have heard all year. Here are a few of the favorites from this month that you should definitely listen to and keep on your radar. 1.) MøDanish electro-pop artist, Karen Marie ... Read More
Zohra Atash trots into Birch Coffee dressed to the nines – which is hardly a surprise given the rising star's reputation as a “goth goddess.” Despite righteously rocking a bright lip, a fringe leather coat, and a mop of carefully fussed black hair, the diminutive singer seems...skittish. After she insists on buying the coffees, Atash admits that crowded spaces make her nervous – despite all her years in New York (and as, you know, a ... Read More
We all know that Mondays are THE WORST for getting stuff done -- like getting out of bed-- so we’ve rounded up the top 5 most fabulous YouTube videos inspired by Beyoncé’s latest album Beyoncé.  We’ve got some comedy, some covers, and some old ladies discussing how gross the lyrics to "Drunk in Love" are. Hopefully this’ll get you up and moving! 5.  A parody I can DEFINITELY relate to. "Dunkin Love" created by ... Read More
Speedy Ortiz is probably sick of being compared to Pavement, but it's hard to ignore the similarities.  Especially when you take into account the section of powerhouse frontwoman, Sadie Dupuis’ résumé that reveals her as a former member of Babement, a Pavement cover band from way back when. The band’s ‘90s nostalgia is ever-present (and they’ve got the LiveJournal account to prove it), but somehow they form a genre ... Read More
Lykke Li is back with a new album, and the sound is a bit unexpected. If you’re familiar with Lykke’s previous work, you know her tracks are dotted with synthesizers and 808s, resulting in a sound that feels upbeat, despite it's heavy lyrics. The new album takes a different approach, giving a very personal look into Lykke’s recent experiences. She claims that each track on the album will be a power ballad-- you know, the weep-on-your-floor, ... Read More
Here’s the thing: those of us that are willing to shamelessly drown in the depths of repetitive, predictable, and overtly romantic bro-rock indie music, tend to welcome almost all attempts at acoustic recordings. That’s why when Seattle group Band of Horses released their newest album Band of Horses: Acoustic At The Ryman the mushy hearts of BUST were totally down. In most other places, the album (released on February 11, 2014) was not as ... Read More
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
For those of you who don’t remember Fefe Dobson, she was yet another Canadian musical gem. Dobson was relatively big in the mid-2000’s pop rock scene, but, unfortunately, her fame didn’t quite make it past 2010. Fefe’s look was a cross between Rihanna’s Unapologetic Goth thing and Avril Lavigne, who the media often pitted her against. Her music was whiny in the best kind of way and most of her songs were about typical teenage ... Read More
Noise-pop fivesome Joanna Gruesome have been making a name for themselves with ease over the past few years and if you listen to their latest LP Weird Sister, you’ll know why. Based in Cardiff, Wales, the band takes you on a rollercoaster ride that’s like a Stefon Meyers club: it has everything. Solid pop hooks, melodic yet distortion-drenched guitars, frantic solo freak-outs, and defiantly versatile vocals from the dynamic Alanna McArdle. McArdle has ... Read More
I don't know about you, but I'm so excited that Lily Allen is back in the limelight stirring up the pop-music world with her signature tongue-in-cheek style and satirical view of the harsh music industry, which actually led her to go on hiatus in 2009 in the first place. But lucky for us, Allen still has more left to sing about and more controversy to stir up, and the name of her new album is no different. The outspoken British songstress confirmed on the Graham ... Read More