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Women Who Rock: Girl in a Coma

A few weeks ago, I devoted a post to my idol, Joan Jett. In that post, I mentioned that Joan had her own record label, Blackheart Records. This week, meet Girl in a Coma, one of the bands signed to Blackheart. A kickass trio out of San Antonio, Girl in a Coma consists of Phanie […]

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Women Who Rock: Nina Storey

How many blues fans do we have around here? And how many of you love female singers with that blues-y, soulful sound? Think Janis Joplin, Joss Stone, Dana Fuchs, along those lines. If that’s your thing, then you’ll love Nina Storey.

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Women Who Rock: Sierra Kusterbeck of VersaEmerge

One of the benefits of raising children who are serious music fans is that eventually they grow up and start getting into music that they discovered on their own. When my kids were little, they listened to “my” music but now that two of them are grown, I’m at a point in my life where […]

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Women Who Rock: Joan Jett

With this being my birthday week, I decided to be a little selfish and make this week’s post about my all-time favorite woman who rocks, my idol since I was in the 5th grade, the one and only Joan Jett. Apologies in advance for the excessive displays of fangirl behavior but this one is HUGE […]

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Women Who Rock – Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes

About three weeks ago, I saw Alabama Shakes perform on Saturday Night Live and it reminded me that I had been wanting to check them out for a while. I’d heard that they were sort of blues-y with a little bit of rock and a whole lot of soul thrown in. So I got online and checked […]

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Women Who Rock: Skin of Skunk Anansie

I wish I could tell you how I first heard about Skunk Anansie but I honestly don’t remember. It had to have been sometime around the late ’90s. Maybe they had a song on a soundtrack, maybe I heard about them opening for someone big like U2 or Lenny Kravitz. What I do remember, though, […]

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Women Who Rock: Janelle Monae

Have you seen those CoverGirl commercials with the gorgeous young woman in a ’60s-style suit, bright red lips, and fantastic pompadour? In case you were wondering, that’s Janelle Monáe and she is amazing. While she’s been compared to everyone from Lauryn Hill to Janet Jackson, I tend to describe her as the imagined love child of […]

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Women Who Rock – Fabulous Five – Black History Month

With this “Women Who Rock” post becoming a weekly thing, I decided that I wanted to honor Black History Month by focusing on a different Black female music artist each week. The problem is that there are only four Fridays in February and I just could not narrow it down to only four ladies. (Obviously, I’ve […]

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Women Who Rock: Amanda F’in Palmer

Would it really come as a big shock to you that someone who uses “F**king” as a middle name would end up causing a whole lot of controversy in the music world? Probably not. And that’s pretty much what Amanda F**king Palmer (not her legal name) did last year when she used Kickstarter to raise […]

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Ten Things You Should Know About Pussy Riot

Free Pussy Riot! Sounds like a headline for a Craigslist ad, right? Not quite. It’s actually a call to action in support of a feminist, post-punk band from Russia, aptly named Pussy Riot. Referring to them as a “punk band” is kind of an understatement. They’re more of a political movement.

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Women Who Rock: Cherri Bomb

When I was in fifth grade, I wanted to be Joan Jett. (Actually, to be honest, I kind of still do.) In my early 20s, when I was married with children, I lived vicariously through Courtney Love. I have always had an affinity for female musicians and all-girl bands, whether it was The Go-Gos or […]