Monthly Archives: May 2010

Siren Speak – Christina Aguilera

She answered my question! Venus Zine took reader submitted questions to ask Xtina, and guess what! Mine was picked and she answered, hence, some lady wisdom below:

Emily (me): “What advice can you give aspiring female musicians who may not fit the industry’s mold?”

Christina Aguilera: “Don’t settle, and stay true to who you are as an artist. Follow the lead of people you trust, but remember why it is you do what you do.”

In the summer 2010 issue of Venus Zine Magazine.

Thanks Bust!

A shout out to Bust Magazine for featuring Jukebox Heroines in their latest email newsletter! Thank you so much! I really appreciate and I will keep on rockin!


I Heart Links!

Heart is hitting the road this summer to promote their new album “Red Velvet Car.” It’s their first album in 6 years! I’ll get the amazing chance to see them live in September and I cannot wait! Check out this article, and some photos via their facebook.

Leiana – Philly rocker who doesn’t take shit. We have a lot in common! PA produces a lot of in your face chic rockers…why? ‘Cause we don’t have much else to do beside be angry there…

Vote for your favorite female rock band: The Donnas, The Runaways, Indigo Girls or The Go-Gos. This poll is by Parade, and well, all I can say is that they are forgetting dozens of other women who rock, but then again, I don’t expect much from anything mainstream.

Free mp3 of “Everything to Lose” by Dido via amazon.

New Beyonce music video for “Why Don’t You Love Me?” is a total play on 1950s nostalgia and the black female experince. Awesome!

Wanna intern for Le Tigre? Hell yeah! They are looking for an intern in NYC this summer. More info here. I wish I could! It’s a riot grrrl dream!

Watch the Lady Gaga tribute on Glee, on Hulu or here. Full episode!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs photos from MOMA here.

Best Coast’s “Sun Was So High” 7″ vinyl is now for sale at ArtFag. Get it before it’s gone!

Those Darlins cancel their Australian tour due to Nikki Darlins’ arm injury, via Paste.

Get a La Roux and Major Lazer mixtape for free while it lasts via Filter.

Bettye LaVette covers classic British Rock on her new album, via Paste.

Lydia Mendoza, Mexi-American artist, Queen of the Tejano, freakin rocks the 12 string guitar via NPR.

Natalie Merchant live on World Cafe, listen on NPR.

Sixpence None The Richer to release a new album! via Billboard.

Jezebel interview with Melissa Etheridge here.

Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Gos is a superheroine! Well, yes, of rock & roll, but now comics to! Check her out in Lady Robotika via Billboard.

Riot Grrrl + History of Rock Women-Style

Check out this great article and lecture video from Vanderbilt University on women in rock and riot grrrl.

Here’s a snippet:

“During the early years of rock ’n’ roll, female performers were held to a different standard than their male counterparts. As a result, they appropriated masculine characteristics in their sound and image to gain acceptance by the mainstream.
More than a half-century later, things have come full circle, with women artists now fully embracing – and even subverting – feminine stereotypes.
Jen Gunderman, a senior lecturer at Blair School of Music, traced this evolution through slides and sound clips during her Senior Day lecture “Rocking Gender: Stereotype and Subversion Among Female Pop Musicians” May 13 in Wilson Hall.”

From Vanderbilt University’s News Network

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