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Siren Speak – Janelle Monáe


“I really just want to encourage and inspire people to use their freedom in a positive way and in a way that is inspiring to other people. I want to continue to pass down the seeds of change within the world. I think that it can start with just one person. Just like a rumor can get carried on, so can inspiration. I just want to be that person that is always constantly aware of my many gifts and talents. I just want to be able to use them to the best of my ability and to never hold back. It’s up to me to help change the world, I cannot look at everybody else, I can only do what I can do. So, that’s what I want to do with my music, I want to inspire people creatively and artistically to be free.”

Quote via ymib, photo via Janelle Monae.

Latest News from The Pipettes, Liz Phair, Aretha + Ladyfest


Check out a review of the latest release by The Pipettes “Earth vs. the Pipettes” via SPIN.

Bitchtapes covers the ladies of country music via Bitch Magazine.

Catch up with Liz Phair and her 3 part interview with Filter Magazine.

Loretta Lynn‘s come along way since “The Pill” but hasn’t lost any of her conviction via NPR.

New Avril Lavigne album soon….if her record label quits with the BS via Billboard.

Janelle Monae performs for Minnesota Public Radio “The Current” and tears it up via NPR.

Listen to the new Ladytron track “Ace of Hz” via Pitchfork.

Reba McEntire….Country Queen influences a new generation of female country artists via Seattle Times.

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Link Gurls – Queen Latifah, Kate Nash, Kylie Minogue + More


Put On Your Crown

Queen Latifah has a new book out called “Put On Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments On The Path To Queendom.”  Words of wisdom and life stories by the Queen of Rap. via NPR.

New Free song from Best Coast “Boyfriend.” You can get it via Pitchfork.

Lauryn Hill Interview and what she thinks of the industry via NPR.

Lilith Fair kick off photos via SPIN.

Listen to Kylie Minogue’s new album right now, in it’s entirety, via NPR.

Kate Nash’s latest music video “Kiss That Grrrl”

New Lady Gaga song, from her upcoming album.

Janelle Monae kicks it on the BET awards.

 New Dum Dum Girls video “Bhang Bhang, I’m A Burnout”

Link it! Link it good!


Peaches cribs! Love it!

We may be up for a new No Doubt album soon! via Paste.

Emmylou Harris and fighting against mountain top coal removal via Paste.

Listen to Patty Loveless’ Mountain Stage concert now, via NPR.

Mary J. Blige is set to play Nina Simone in a new biopic. Cannot wait! via Pitchfork.

Janelle Monae talks about her new album, fantasy, and string arrangements. via NPR. Plus, her performance on Letterman….totally smoove, watch it via Pitchfork.

Blondie added to Hop Farm Festival via NME.

Brett Anderson of The Donnas talks about marketing for indie musicians here, and has a new solo song out here. Proceeds benefit cancer research.

I am so SICK of the faux cat fights between female musicians. The latest is Lady Gaga vs. Xtina. Ugh. It’s like every time I see a feed about it, I get the visual of some dirty guy going “Oh yea, fight about who dresses weirder girls.” Please! I give props to Xtina for noting that all the media hype about her and Gaga is totally just to separate female musicians and make for raunchy gossip.

As she says ” There is room for all of us on everyone’s iPods. This is not the first time I have been unfairly pitted against another female artist but it will be the last time I comment on the matter. “Can’t hold us down….”” Via E! & Xtina.

RockherMag seems to be posting again! Yeah! Check it out for women in music awesomeness. Much like this blog.

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