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Where Have All The Grrrls Gone?


We’re entering a time of ’90s nostalgia….and that means plenty of Riot Grrrl recapping. You know, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Team Dresch, Bratmobile, ect. But what about now? Where have all the grrrls gone? Who’s out there raising hell, standing up, refusing to be silent? Where can you find powerful female role models, speaking up for their rights, breaking the mold and doing things outside the box in 2011?

Well, thanks to the magic of tagging on Band Camp,  I have found a few artists that I think carry the torch for Grrrls of the 21st Century. I am happy to introduce to you: The Cathy Santonies, QueenBee, Catherine Elms, the ovens, Räuberhöhle, Doll Fight!, Demimonde Slumber Party, and Lipstick Homicide.

Revolution Grrrl Style NOW!

If you can’t see their music players below, that means you don’t have Flash. Just click on their names for direct links to their tunes.

Photo via  here.

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UOK – Ainjel Emme, Charmian Devi, Zowie


Ainjel Emme releases her sophomore effort “Everyone Is Beautiful.”

Hard Rock guitarist Aingel Emme (Whole Lotta Rosies) channels her inner femme with folk influenced ballads and the longings of a woman’s heart. “Undone” is my favorite track.  P.S. If you want to see some cool lyrical art, check out her lyrics page. It’s so riot grrrl.

Charmian Devi – Montreal singer-songwriter in the style of Patti Smith. Look for her new EP coming soon! But until then you can download two new tracks “Ballots and Bullets” and “Such a Disgrace.”

Zowie – Dance with attitude! Ow!

Australian Electro musician, Zowie takes no prisoners with her pop tunes and dark persona. She’s up and coming fast, with goth-glam and enough hooks to lure any listener in.

Xylos, Emma Hill, The Lindbergh Line + Clara Engel


Electro-Pop band Xylos, is releasing their debut album April 5, 2011. Preview the track “Not Enough” here.
Emma Hill – Folk Roots and Americana. Emma has a new album called “Meet me at the Moon”, out now. Homey vocals with heart.
Montreal dirty-pop band, The Lindbergh Line. Remember all the sneers and strutting of Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, and Cherie Currie? Remember when rock was cool? Well, that’s the kind of rock ethos you’ll get with The Lindbergh Line. Check out their EP “Bang Bang You’ll Be Missed.”
Clara Engel is a prolific Toronto singer-songwriter with a focus on Avant Garde and Experimental. In the studio since she was 21, she has released 7 albums to date. Download her latest live album as well as her others here.

Coming Soon- Tribute Band Interviews


Coming soon! Gender and the ‘voice’ of a Song – Part 2 – Tribute bands!

This blog series began a few weeks ago when I had a realization about myself and my all female band in high school. This was a realization that the gendered pronouns used in songs not only denote the gender of the character in a song, but often reveal the gender and sexual orientation of those characters and often then by assumption, the singers of those song themselves. These issues were discussed in Part 1.

In Part 2, I want to take a look at another layer of this dynamic of gender, and sexuality in the song’s narrative. This time, with all-female tribute bands.

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