“Irene” by Joanna Lero

“Irene” by Joanna Lero

Mar 8, 2018

One of the best things about music right now are the women who are writing songs to give voices to those who feel they cannot speak up. London musician, Joanna Lero, has released a new song “Irene” in honor of her grandmother on International Women’s Day. This song will also be included on her new EP, Variations, out on March 22. The song...

“Machine Age” by Terra Naomi

“Machine Age” by Terra Naomi

Jan 21, 2018

Wow, talk about haunting; this song will change you. “Machine Age” by Terra Naomi is the voice that all women need right now. This amazingly thoughtful song was written as a year reflection on the election of Donald Trump. Listening to this hit me the way people must have been hit by hearing Joan Baez or Bob Dylan for the first time. If I’m...

“Sha La La” by Selene Vigil

“Sha La La” by Selene Vigil

Jan 21, 2018

Selene Vigil, lead singer of 7 Year Bitch, released an ep at the end of 2017 aptly named Tough Dance. “Sha La La,” the opening track literally can’t be described as anything other than a tough dance. Vigil’s vocals are raw and ready, driving and heavy; to put it simply, they are tough. As the guitars pick up, the song picks up into a...

“Aloha” by Elettrodomestico

“Aloha” by Elettrodomestico

Nov 15, 2017

There’s a brand new band out that you need to check out. They’re called Elettrodomestico and it features Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s and Pietro Straccia. The duo released their debut album, If You’re A Boy Or A Girl at the end of October. The great thing about the band as portrayed in “Aloha” is their perfect mix of rock and...

“EMT Police and the Fire Department” by Shilpa Ray

“EMT Police and the Fire Department” by Shilpa Ray

Nov 6, 2017

I’ve been a huge fan of Shilpa Ray since the Teenage and Torture days. I borrowed my sister’s ID so I could see her before I was of age and then I saw her every possible chance when she was in the Midwest. Although, I must be honest, I think her albums after Teenage and Torture are good but they’ve never moved me in the way that the original...

Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Song of the Moment: “Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl” by Hurray for the Riff Raff

Jul 28, 2017

I’ve been obsessed with Hurray for the Riff Raff for years, in love with their bluesy bayou folk and with frontwoman Alynda Segarra’s brilliant songwriting. But in the indie folk band’s newest album, The Navigator (2017), Segarra draws on Puerto Rican protest music too. The Navigator is a political concept album about a Nuyorican girl (quite like...