• Band Information,  Song of the Moment

    Double song of the week: Metric and Berlin, 2 Bands You’d Like

    I’m a big fan of the 1st Wave station on Sirius XM radio. It was through 1st Wave that I first heard the song “The Metro” by Berlin and I was immediately hooked. There was something so catchy about the song yet it was slightly dark. And at once, I thought of Metric. So, if you’re a fan of Berlin and don’t know Metric, here’s some info. And vice versa! Berlin is a new wave band that was formed in LA in 1978 and features the fabulous Terri Nunn. Berlin is a true synthpop band and is still around today. They released an album in 2013 called Animal. “The Metro” was…

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    Róisín O Exclusive Video Preview: “Hold On”

    It is my privilege to introduce you to Róisín O, an up and coming musician from Ireland. Having just returned from a 14 date US tour, she has signed a record deal with JSM in Germany for her debut album, The Secret Life of Blue, which will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 4th. Róisín O has a haunting and beautiful voice that is definitely present in her new video, “Hold On.” Watch the video exclusively here. Her song “Hold On” is the Women in Rock song of the week. If you like Bat For Lashes, Kate Bush or Sharon Van Etten you should give Róisín O a listen!

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    Song of the Week: “Wild Man” by Thee Headcoatees

    Thee Headcoatees were formed by Billy Childish in 1991 and included Holly Golightly, Kyra LaRubia, Ludella Black and Debbie Green. The band often played a few songs ahead of Thee Headcoats and their songs were mostly written by Billy Childish. The song of the week is “Wild Man” which is a great example of their garage and kitschy sound. Check out the awesome video of Thee Headcoatees performing the song with Thee Headcoats in 1993 here.

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    New Year, here’s some White Mystery news!!

    Chicago based White Mystery siblings are releasing their new album, Telepathic, on April, 20! I couldn’t be more excited. “Secret Garden” is available for streaming here. And if that isn’t enough to satisfy your White Mystery cravings you should probably check out their teaser video for the album now!!! Alex and Francis are getting ready to head over to Europe to spread their musical wisdom this month, but don’t worry, they’ll be back touring the US soon enough! Check out their tour dates here. I love WHITE MYSTERY and so should YOU!!!!!

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    Wanda Jackson Live: Man, We Had a Party!

    When Wanda Jackson entered the Taft Ballroom on Saturday night, I’m not going to lie, I had my doubts. She was on the arms of two men and looked so tiny! Of course, whom I’m assuming to be her significant other held her purse and escorted her both on and off stage. But when she got on that stage… man, was she alive! The backing band, all very attractive young men, played “Rumble” as Ms. Jackson made her way on to stage, a very fitting entrance. Decked out in her white fringe shirt and diamonds, she told us she was going to take us on a musical journey. And really,…

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    The Lovely Ladies of Ancient Warfare: A Chat w/ Echo and Rachel

      The best way to find new bands is to stumble upon them at shows, at least that’s my favorite way. It was my lucky day back in September when I first saw the ladies of Ancient Warfare perform at the Comet. I was immediately mesmerized with their haunted sound and a certain darkness that was not expected. Ancient Warfare is made up of Echo Wilcox on guitar and vocals, Rachel Yanarella on violin and Emily Hagihara on drums and vocals. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Echo and Rachel at the Green Lantern in Lexington, Kentucky and talked to them about the music they create. IK: How old were you…

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    Song of the Week: “Walking in L.A.” by Missing Persons

    Missing Persons, an 80’s new wave band, was fronted by Dale Bozzio who was well known for her outrageous outfits and unusual voice. “Walking in L.A.” speaks the truth about L.A… “nobody walks in LA.” And they really don’t. The weather is beautiful, the houses are lovely, but somehow it’s rather unstylish to walk to your destinations. Missing Persons’ song appeared on their debut album, Spring Session M, an album that went gold. An upbeat and fun song to listen to, “Walking in L.A.” delivers enough of an edge to make it rockin’. Various members of the band met through Frank Zappa. The band is no longer together. 

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    The Return of the Alternative Pop Women: 4 Albums to look forward to this Spring

    It’s been awhile since a good alternative pop album was released but finally four of my favorite artists are nearing their sophomore releases! What defines alternative pop? Well, its upbeat, slightly electronica, danceable hip music. For whatever reasons, these ladies are off beat enough (and probably too talented) to be put in the category of radio ready pop stars. Here’s a taste of the hot music to come this spring! Marina and the Diamonds –Electra Heart will be released April 30th in the UK. Her debut album The Family Jewels came out in February of 2010 and two years later, she’s giving us another taste of her Indie pop soul. What separates Marina…

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    Pretty Things I Found at the Country Music Hall of Fame

    I just returned from a four day vacation in Nashville, Tennessee and in case you were worried, the legacy of country music lives on! The place is filled with live music, many I’m happy to report, were female! While I was there I had the opportunity to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. I met some new friends and saw beautiful items belonging to some old friends. I thought I would share with you all. First, I met Cindy Walker, who was one of country music’s first professional female songwriters. Most notably, she wrote “Bubbles in My Beer” and “You Don’t Know Me,” the latter recorded by Ray Charles…

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    This week I had the pleasure of attending the MWxSW kickoff party at the Redmoor in Cincinnati, Ohio. This very special event was a send off concert for the Cincinnati/regional bands going to SXSW. The concert included Oh My Me, Whiskey Daredevils, The Sundresses, and Wussy. I got there in time to catch The Sundresses and Wussy and man, was it a rockin’ show. I wanted to give a special shout out to Makenzie Place, bassist and trombonist for the Sundresses, and Lisa Walker, guitarist/vocalist of Wussy who represent the Cincinnati Women in Rock. Although I didn’t catch Oh My Me, Erin Reynolds will be another Women in Rock on…