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When I think of Riot Grrrl, I think of Allison Wolfe. In fact, I owe a lot to her and her band, Bratmobile. With songs like “Girl Germs” and “Gimme Brains,” Wolfe soundtracked my youth, perfectly articulating the female experience while simultaneously throwing up a big fuck you to the patriarchy. Though I was a little too young to be a part of the Riot Grrrl movement, I spent my teenage years reading zines and listening to Bratmobile, feeling for the first time like I...
September 10 will be an exciting day in several major cities across the country. In Cleveland, Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, a free night of music and comedy will be hosted all in the name of access to abortion by everyone thanks to the All Access Coalition, a group of organizations that promote awareness of rights and access to abortion. The main All Access event is in Cleveland. “It’s fitting that the All Access main event is in Ohio,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood...
Ani DiFranco is a well-known badass in the folk rock community. It's impressive enough that she's released over 20 studio albums in the past 25 years, continuing to gift the world with her soft, subtley twangy voice. On August 26, she's kicking off the first BabeFest in her hometown of Buffalo, New York, in Babeville. Cohosting with Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show  and Lady Parts Justice, and Chastity Brown, a performer and Black Lives Matter activist for a festival combining comedy, music, and...

K-Pop doesn't exactly have the most "feminist" reputation. The groups are comprised of incredibly manufactured groups of 4-12 or so members of either girls or guys, each with very gendered themes in their songs. Much of the work can be described as conservatively trendy at best, misogynistic at worst.  However — and yes, there is a however — there are many K-Pop groups out there, especially comprised of women, striking back at the generalized passive nature of their tunes. Breaking out of songs begging for a...
  Five years after the jazzy blues singer passed away from alcohol poisoning, The Amy Winehouse Foundation is opening a rehab transitional center focused on women. This center will service women leaving rehab by helping them adjust before living independently. There is currently only one other women-only recovery house in London, so the additional beds provided by Amy’s Place are much needed. The facility, opening August 22, has room for 16 women aged 18 to 30 years old and will focus on relapse prevention. Jane Winehouse, Amy’s...
The ongoing legal battle between Kesha and her current producer, Dr. Luke, ensues. Kesha, who filed charges against Dr. Luke for physical, emotional and sexual abuse in California back in 2014, dropped the case after it was on hold since June 2015. She instead is turning her focus to the legal battle in New York, where she's attempting to terminate the contract with Kemosabe Records and where Dr. Luke has sued her for defamation. Kesha’s legal battle has not been going well for her—earlier this...
Chloe Baker, who goes by the stage name Bitter’s Kiss, is the latest (and youngest) hot voice in EDM. Even those familiar with her voice may not realize that she is an incredibly talented indie-pop artist first. As a (recent) 16-year-old from Weehawken, NJ, no one is more surprised at her success than, well, herself. She started simply by recording one song in her basement and putting it on Soundcloud, which then grew to being the voice behind the anthem for 2016 Life In Color...
They say imitation is the finest form of flattery, and while this isn't always true (aka when corporations steal from artists), when it's an artist paying homage to another artist, it's definitely sweet. Lane Moore of It Was Romance has been a big fan of '90s sweetheart Fiona Apple since she was a budding musician. "Fiona Apple has been such an influence on me, creatively and personally, since I was a kid," Moore told Gil Kaufman of Billboard. "My live performances are really raw and intense and I'm sure...
Genderqueer hardcore band G.L.O.S.S. is breaking all the rules. Led by transwoman Sadie Switchblade, the band is bringing feminism to a scene notoriously dominated by men, and challenging authority in under eight minutes. Their latest EP, Trans Day of Revenge, is a pounding manifesto against sexism, racism, and domestic violence, and G.L.O.S.S. — whose name stands for Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit — couldn’t care less about the hype. For Sadie, Tannrr, Julaya, Corey and Jake, G.L.O.S.S. isn’t about the music—they want to start a...
BUSTies, there is no doubt your summer has been filled with some sick jams, but we have compiled this list of stellar songs to add to your playlists because it's practically our job to know the hot new albums. Here we have some great artist such as The Julie Ruin, Tegan and Sara, The Kills, Corinne Bailey Rae, Anohni, and many more! Give it a good listen, while catching some rays and swimming your heart out.     The Julie RuinHit ResetHardly ArtRating: 5/5 For the first time in 3...
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