better way to start off a collection than with the Queen of indie-folk-punk
herself, Ani DiFranco. She's (make no mistake!) no heroine-- she's
one of us, out there fighting our battles and singing stories of passion,
rebellion, and everyday life. The proud founder/owner/CEO of her own
label, Righteous Babe Records, Ani inspires and endures. Find out
more at Absolute Ani, Another
Ani DiFranco Page brought to you by Alan Storm, or AJ's Not
a Pretty Ani Page.
newest discovery: Bitch and Animal! These chicks ROCKED my world at
the two shows I saw them at in upstate New York. Showing their stuff
with in-yer-face poetry, music, and that touch o' humor to make it
all settle well in your brain, I am now a complete addict. PLEASE
(!!!) go check out their site at www.bitchandanimal.com,
and buy their CD. It's worth it, y'all!
Indigo Girls were the first all-chick band that I went out and bought
every single album of. They've been been trucking through issues,
good tunes, and excellent shows for a while now, and hopefully, they'll
keep on providing us with awesome vocals and kick-ass acoustics. Check
them out at their offical site.
me first just say that although I don't care for all of PJ Harvey's
music, I definitely consider her a huge icon of feminist-oriented
music. Having said that, she pretty much rocks, and you can check
out a really cool site about her here.
further than her pop hit "Nothing Compares 2 U," you'll find Sinead
O'Connor to be one of the most intriguing and empowering women out
there. Have a listen to her first album, "The Lion and the Cobra,"
and you'll see what I mean... in the mean time, check out The Sinead
Ani is the Queen of indie-folk-rock, make way for the Princess! Delivered
with all of the inspiration and intimacy that makes her such a compelling
artist, Melissa’s deeply personal yet universal lyrics pluck the heart
strings of all who hear her. Each song tells stories of lust, love,
loss, and liberation, and all served up with the sparkling spunky
personality her fans (fondly called Ferrickheads) have crossed-country
to witness live! Run, don't walk, to www.melissaferrick.com!
You won't regret it! (Review contributed by our reader Lexie! Woohoo!
All you Ferrickheads out there can drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It'd make her happy.)
waycool jazz/hiphop/funk band out of Burlington, VT; lots of really
great lyrics... and the chicks in the band aren't just the backup
singers. Lots of info is available on their website!
saw Maceo (who's the
former saxophonist for James Brown and P. Funk, by the way)perform
at Jones Beach this summer, and... I can't even describe the most
exhilirating funk experience I've ever had. The man and his band converted
a huge crowd of unsure Ani fans into dedicated fiends. Yeah baby!