So, as I pack my iPod full of holiday tunes for the long plane ride this weekend, I thought I would share with you my chic mix playlist – Holiday edition. If you have other notable holiday tunes, or have a specific favorite, please feel free to post them in the comments! I’d love to know what you are jammin’ to!
- Blue Christmas – Ann & Nancy Wilson
- Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
- Rockin Around The Christmas tree – Brenda Lee
- My Christmas Tree – The Supremes
- O Come All Ye Gentlemen – Sarah Mclachlan + Barenaked Ladies
- Santa Claus is Coming To Town – Cyndi Lauper + Frank Sinatra
- All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
- Christmas Tree – Lady Gaga
- Silver & Gold – Vanessa Williams
- Santa Baby – Madonna
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Ronettes
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Pat Benatar
- Little Drummer Boy – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
- Jingle Bells – En Vouge
- Deck The Halls – Peggy Lee
- I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Lita Ford & Twisted Sister
- O Christmas Tree – Aretha Franklin
- Merry Christmas Baby – Bonnie Raitt
- I Believe in You – Sinead O’connor
- Sleigh Ride – Spice Girls
- Do You Hear What I Hear – Destiny’s Child
- Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters
Photo via flickr.
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!
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.
More news about Lilith Fair 2010!
More awesome lady rockers have been added to the Lilith Fair 2010 line-up including one of my favorites Heart!
- Norah Jones
- Cat Power
- La Roux
- Ceci Bastida
- Erin McCarley
- Frazey Ford
- Julia Othmer
- Kate Nash
- Missy Higgins
- Marina & The Diamonds
- Pricilla Renea
- Rosie Thomas
- Toby Lightman
- Melissa McClelland
- Beth Orton
Plus, more cities in the tour announced:
Edmonton, San Diego, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Hartford, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Houston and Austin.
This article is a little old but I just stumbled upon it and figured it would be worth spreading the good news. As you know, usually when any magazine makes a “greatest of” list, unless it has the word “female” or “women” in it, you won’t see any women on that list. So, I applaud Venus Zine for doing this, showing that there are plenty of amazing female guitarists out there and that they often get left out of those “great” lists. Even today, many people don’t think girls can play the guitar (this usually means they can’t electric rock guitar, if it’s acoustic sappy stuff, that’s ok), and if they do, they are “all right for a girl.” They can’t do solos, or play as fast…blah….blah…blah. As if playing “fast” is the height of musically and creativity. Please. Whatever. I have heard this enough myself and it gets old. There have been many a female electric guitarists from the days of Mary Ford, to Carol MacDonald, to Nancy Wilson, Joan Jett, Courtney Love to Allison Robertson to Oranthi. It wasn’t until the electric guitar became associated with masculinity, technology, and basically your own phallus on stage, (don’t know what that means? see Prince at the Superbowl HalfTime Show 2007 for example) did women get kicked out. Also, the size of the guitar has changed over history, and those who don’t have giant sasquash hands (even guys too!) have a harder time building their technique, hell, or even just being able to fret the darn thing. That’s why there are now a few guitar companies out there that tailor their products to smaller hands.
Anyways, enjoy the list and comment on who was left out! I would add: Charo, Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Lori Linstruth, Mary Ford, Charlotte Caffey (The Go-Gos), Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), Jean Millington (Fanny), Wanda Jackson, Dolly Parton, Kelly Johnson (Girlschool), Jewel, Tracy Chapman, and Paula Pierce (The Pandoras).
The Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time Issue #35
Venus Zine applauds 46 of the world’s best
By Venus Zine Staff
Published: March 1st, 2008 | 12:25pm
- GUITARISTS A–G
- Jennifer Batten
- Christina Billotte
- Kat Bjelland
- Rory Block
- Carrie Brownstein
- Elizabeth Cotten
- Brody Dalle
- Kim Deal
- Ani DiFranco
- Tanya Donelly
- Rosie Flores
- Lita Ford
- Suzi Gardner
- GUITARISTS H–M
- Sue Ann Harkey
- Polly Jean Harvey
- Jessie Mae Hemphill
- Kristin Hersh
- Chrissie Hynde
- Sharon Isbin
- Cordell Jackson
- Joan Jett
- Peggy “Lady Bo” Jones
- Carol Kaye
- Tara Key
- Kaki King
- Courtney Love
- Lydia Lunch
- Barbara Lynn
- Christina Marrs
- Satomi Matsumoto
- Memphis Minnie
- Joni Mitchell
- GUITARISTS O–Z
- Pat Place
- Liz Phair
- Bonnie Raitt
- Toshi Reagon
- Michelle Shocked
- Donita Sparks
- Marnie Stern
- Ruyter Suys
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe
- Mary Timony
- Sarah Utter
- Tal Wilkenfeld
- Nancy Wilson
And for those who don’t think girls can play “fast” eat this: