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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released its list of nominees and we are stoked to see three slots with women in them this year. Chaka Khan and Janet Jackson, as well as two members of Chic (Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin), represent for the ladies this year but only make up about 21% of the nominees. This slim margin is unfortunately pretty standard for the RRHF, who only inducted ten women/women’s groups in the past ten years. That averages out to around one winning slot out of the four to six people/groups inducted as performers into the Hall of Fame each year. Read More
Brooklyn’s Shayna McHale is better known by her rap persona, Junglepussy, but the unconventional performer’s provocative name isn’t even the 10th most interesting thing about her. Though only 23, McHale has already reinvented herself several times, with time logged in fashion, art, and modeling. And she managed to acquire a devoted online following before she ever released an album. Read More
“Not Only Are These Six Up-And-Coming Male Seattle Musicians Hot, They Also Know How To Play Their Instruments!” The Stranger has a second installment to their “Men Who Rock” series, the first of which came out in 2012. These awesome feature stories are written by Bree McKenna and Emily Nokes of pop-punk band Tacocat. “Men Who Rock” finally puts the focus on up-and-coming male musicians, a much needed breath of fresh air in an industry constantly sidelining and infantilizing men’s work. Read More
  I walk into the House of Vans Brooklyn Venue on a Saturday afternoon. A spattering of bass and drums fills the drafty warehouse full of skate ramps, expansive space, and a performance stage. On that stage is Kathleen Hanna and The Julie Ruin. The band is here to kick off their summer tour and they're in the middle of a soundcheck. Hanna greets me with a casual wave that melts away any nerves about speaking with this group of feminist legends.  After they finish up a few songs, everyone filters into the lounge. Read More
The scene is late summer: You’re barefoot, maybe naked, surrounded by several thousand other women. An all female band (maybe Indigo Girls?) is serenading you as you frolic through a sprawling green landscape and tepid breeze. You gaze out and see encampments of makeshift  fabric tents and circles of women dancing. What alternative universe is this? Which Sofia Coppola film are we in? Is this Burning Man, Woodstock, or could this be a Bust Craftacular fair? Well actually, you're in Michigan. Read More
It’s true. The weekend is over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Party all day long; Cubical or no cubical, with these 9 female singers (who are coincidentally all from Athens, GA, one of our fave places in the south). Strong, talented, and feminist—you’re going to want to put these women on your radar! Rising Appalachia   Rising Appalachia is composed of two rad sisters with a sound as distinct as their style. They're easily compatible  with Ani DiFranco and Alanis Morrissette except with a smoother jazz undertone. Read More
Americans love creating holidays: Grandparents day, Groundhog day, Hellen Keller day... the list goes on. Excuses to celebrate are wonderful cultural exercises that unite everyone involved, and sometimes we even get the day off! Grandparents day isn’t typically a party that’s going to be poppin', but the Mayor of Boston just created an official holiday that is literally all about rocking your socks off. Read More
A powerful riot grrrl combination is brewing and by the time they hit the road this spring, stages across the country are likely to explode. Hip-hop artist (and one of our fav girls) Lizzo will be  joining Sleater-Kinney for the first leg of their spring tour officially starting in February. Read More
Still frantically running around, trying to find inspiration for a feminist-worthy Halloween costume? With parties starting this weekend, we’ve collected some Polyvore ideas for recreating a few iconic looks. Here’s how to pay homage to the Queen of Rap and Queen Bey, who provide endless inspiration for amazing costumes.  If you want to replicate Beyoncé, take a look at one of the Queens’ signature looks put together by our BUST BFF Jackie Martin. (Also, remember ladies, black face is never ok. EVER. No matter what. Duh. Read More
If you’re looking to breakup with someone you don’t really want to talk to ever again, or want to upset your parents, CHILDBIRTH is the band for you. The crass-as-fuck trio hits on themes traditionally abandoned by the punk community, such as menopause and sister wifehood, and they're performing in Seattle on Monday.  I saw CHILDBIRTH during their summer tour at the Third Space Art Collective in Davis, CA, in a venue small enough to see the waxy texture of their token hospital gowns. Read More