A Little Slice of History

A Few Reasons Why Dolly Parton Is a Total Badass

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016

The theme for our playlist this month is “Men Covering Songs Written by Women.” When I heard this I immediately thought of “Back In The Good Old Days (When Times Was Bad) as...

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Song of the Moment

“Zodiacal Woman” by Queen Crescent

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016

              What’s old is new again. In a time when the dark heavy music of Black Sabbath rears it’s head in the form of new...

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Artist Spotlight

Abby Hart of Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes Talks About the Band and Art

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

It was a beautiful *almost* spring day when I drove to Indianapolis to meet up with bassist, Abby Hart of Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes. I met her at PNR Graphics where she works...

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Song Playlist

Songs with Horns

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016

I played string instruments growing up, so I’ve always been fascinated with brass. Horns and trumpets, when juxtaposed with guitar, bass, and drums, lend an entirely different...

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Songs with Horns

Songs with Horns

Apr 25, 2016

I played string instruments growing up, so I’ve always been fascinated with brass. Horns and trumpets, when juxtaposed with guitar, bass, and drums, lend an entirely different mood to a song: bold, stout, clean and weighty, bright and jazzy.  The songs on this playlist use horns in different ways and to different ends, but they are all brassy, in the...

“Zodiacal Woman” by Queen Crescent

“Zodiacal Woman” by Queen Crescent

Apr 8, 2016

              What’s old is new again. In a time when the dark heavy music of Black Sabbath rears it’s head in the form of new female fronted bands like Electric Citizen and Blood Ceremony, Queen Crescent is a new budding band channeling the 70’s style extremely well. Fronted by Melissa Vu who not only...

Song of the Moment: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, “Nobody Dies”

Song of the Moment: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, “Nobody Dies”

Apr 3, 2016

    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is the kind of band that forces your body to move, even when you are listening to heartbreak and devastating loss and grief and death.         Example: try not to tap your toes to this funky single, “Nobody Dies,” from their new album A Man Alive. In it, a woman remembers...

In the Know- March 2016

In the Know- March 2016

Mar 25, 2016

March's In the Know answers, "What do you look for in a good bandmate?"

Written By Women, Covered By Men

Written By Women, Covered By Men

Mar 21, 2016

There are so many talented female songwriters out there. What’s interesting is that sometimes, a cover version of a song gets more notoriety than the original version. Here are some songs that were written by women and covered by men. There are many more songs than this playlist includes but this gives you a start to maybe start researching who wrote your...

Spring- “Everybody”

Spring- “Everybody”

Mar 18, 2016

Last week we set the clocks forward and almost like magic spring happened. Suddenly it’s still sunny when I get off the bus from work. There’s daylight enough to take a walk before dinner. The hillside behind our house is filled with green shoots that will soon transform into color. Gaia bought a new green dress and the world is a better place. To celebrate,...

Femme Fatale- March 20th, A Night that Celebrates Nurturing

Femme Fatale- March 20th, A Night that Celebrates Nurturing

Mar 16, 2016

Molly Morris and Ellie Mae Mitchell, whom comprise Cincinnati folk band, Harlot, saw a need for something in the music scene and acted on it. March 20th celebrates their 3rd Femme Fatale night, which is to continues as an on-going festival. Each Femme Fatale event has fallen around the turn of the seasons. It started because Harlot was “getting paired with...

A Few Reasons Why Dolly Parton Is a Total Badass

A Few Reasons Why Dolly Parton Is a Total Badass

Mar 14, 2016

The theme for our playlist this month is “Men Covering Songs Written by Women.” When I heard this I immediately thought of “Back In The Good Old Days (When Times Was Bad) as done by one of the toughest men in the country music cannon, Merle Haggard. Legend has it that Haggard was inspired to pursue a life in music when he was a prisoner at San Quentin...

“The Staircase (Mystery)” by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Some History

“The Staircase (Mystery)” by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Some History

Mar 10, 2016

I’ve been listening to The Scream a lot lately but I ended up choosing a song that didn’t originally appear on the album for the Song of the Moment. A spooky number for you to kick off spring, “The Staircase (Mystery)” should be the theme song to a horror show. The song was released as a single in 1979 and later appeared on a re-issue of...

Abby Hart of Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes Talks About the Band and Art

Abby Hart of Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes Talks About the Band and Art

Mar 7, 2016

It was a beautiful *almost* spring day when I drove to Indianapolis to meet up with bassist, Abby Hart of Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes. I met her at PNR Graphics where she works when she’s not on the road with Mr. Clit and we proceeded to a great sushi place to have lunch and chat about her start in music and upcoming adventures. Abby got her start...