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Help NighTraiN Rock the West Coast!


Seattle funk-punk rockers, NighTraiN want to lay some tracks up and down the West Coast. Fueled with “Locomotive” style tunes, these ladies turn it up with distortion, smooth grit, and attitude. You can help fund their first tour at their kick-starter page. You know you want to. Let’s face it, touring is not cheap, and at times, bands are lucky to break even. But you can help increase musical awesomeness awareness! Give your pledge of support before May 18 so NighTraiN can reach $2,500!

These grrrls, oh, after my own rocker heart! Seriously, if you need an opening act, I’d love the spot! Wow, the similarities are amazing, we even describe our music in “lovechild” terms. Mine…Cyndi Lauper + Joan Jett.

Goodluck!

Photo via NighTraiN.

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.

RIP Teena Marie


Teena Marie, shakin’ soul guitarist and disco queen passed away December 26, 2010. Her cause of death is yet to be determined. She will be missed by her friends, family, and fans. Thank you for rockin our world!

Latest News: Bikini Kill, PJ Harvey, KT Tunstall


Heads up!

Check out the latest women in music news from the interwebs. These are just some of the articles that I have come across today. However! Do not fret! Look to your right, ——–> …… ok now scroll down a bit, and you will now see an RSS reader which lists articles featuring female musicians. Because so much news comes my way, I figured I would pull out 10 articles or so a week and post a blog entry, and the others you can read on the right hand side of your screen. The reader only lists the 20 most recent articles, so please check back frequently for the newest items. But, if you just can’t get enough women in music news, just click the little orange RSS icon next to “Latest News” and you can syndicate the news that I do! Awesome!

Norah Jones & Dolly Parton collaboration? Maybe! via Paste.

Susan Boyle’s album hits number 1 in the UK via Billboard.

Best Coast brings you a holiday tune ‘Got Something For You” for Target via Exclaim.

Wild Flag is going on tour with punk rock awesomeness via Pitchfork.

KT Tunstall is back and is releasing her third album “Tiger Suit” via NPR.

La Sera announce debut album filled with dreamy old-school pop tunes via Exclaim.

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