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    The Badass Babes of 007: A Playlist

    The sexualization of women in James Bond movies can be pretty questionable but it’s hard to deny how many badass babes are a part of the Bond world. Whether they’re a Bond Girl or a villain, they’re always strong, witty and drop dead gorgeous. From 1995-2012, the Bond movies casted Judi Dench as M (Bond’s superior), the only female to be casted in this role who is both steadfast and wise and calls out James Bond in his misogynistic ways. And what would a Bond movie be without Miss Moneypenny, the lovestricken and kind secretary? Whether you love James Bond or hate him, we couldn’t do Issue 007 without dedicating…

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    Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

    With Mother’s Day weighing heavily on my mind this year (what do you buy for someone that gave you the gift of life?), I pulled together this playlist of my favorite rock–or very close to–songs about motherhood. Either from the perspective of children or mothers, sorrowful or joyous, this playlist brought me a lot of comfort as I navigated what to do for the woman who gave me everything. 1. Tunic (Song For Karen) by Sonic Youth Penned as a retrospective ode to The Carpenter’s Karen Carpenter, the song doubles as a fiery anthem for daughter’s everywhere with the lyrics ‘Hey mom! Look I’m up here, I finally made it/I’m…

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    The Liza Colby Workout Playlist

    Liza Colby of The Liza Colby Sound was kind enough to put together a workout so some day we might look as great as she does. This workout is a magazine exclusive so order your copy today! However, here is her intro to the workout along with her favorite workout playlist! From Liza: “First lemme say if I never had to workout I wouldn’t. I would love to live my Rock and Roll life on a strict burrito, burger, taco, pizza, Chinese food, sour patch kids, starburst, skittle, haribo gummy bear diet. I do not have that luxury.  Vanity is a bitch. I’ll admit that being in a leotard a…

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    Playlist: Women Rock the World

    We, at Women In Rock, love to highlight the local scene, but lately we’ve been just as inspired by women rockers from all over the world. This playlist offers a sampling from Iceland to India. 1. Hórmónar Iceland “Kynsvelt” https://youtu.be/SuYPmUDs-xQ                 2. Pussy Riot Russia “I Can’t Breathe” (dedicated to Eric Garner) https://youtu.be/dXctA2BqF9A   3. La Hijas de Violencia Mexico “Sexista Punk” Pussy Riot-inspired protest band with confetti guns! yeah! https://vimeo.com/111910656 4. Destruye y Huye Mexico “Oscura Socieda” https://youtu.be/kANWiwTBMt0   5. LiLiPUT Switzerland “Split” (1980) https://youtu.be/qjKCzauOumg   6. Kumbia Queers Argentina “Celosa” https://youtu.be/MWV9Bu5_-1s 7. A-WA Israel “Habib Galwi” https://youtu.be/g3bjZlmsb4A   8. Aziza Brahim Algeria “Calles de Dajla” https://youtu.be/LxP0Ngt3s5o   9.…

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    Halloween Spooktacular Playlist

    Creep It Real! I’m the kind of person that would celebrate Halloween year round. I love the decor, the weather and the spookiness in the air! Here are some of my favorite Women in Rock Halloween hits.   Siouxsie and the Banshees- “The Staircase(Mystery)”– It couldn’t be Halloween without Siouxsie Sioux. This song from The Scream captures the very essence of creepy punk. Concrete Blonde– “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)”– Perfect song to prowl around dark streets looking for your next victim. PJ Harvey– “Meet Ze Monsta”– The sexiest of Halloween songs, when you’re looking for your very own monster lover. Horrorpops– “Kiss Kiss Kill Kill”– Psychobilly makes the perfect soundtrack…

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    Cindy Wilson’s 4 Favorite B-52s Songs

    Cindy Wilson, the extraordinary B-52, released her first solo album, Change, this fall on Kill Rock Stars. When I spoke with Wilson about the new album and about The B-52s (it’s their fortieth anniversary), I asked her to compile her four favorite B-52s songs. “I like the b-sides better than the ones we play all the time,” Cindy Wilson said. “I like the songs that are the weirdest and the quirkiest but there are still really cool things about them; either Ricky’s guitar riffs or Kate and my weird harmonies or some strange vocal.”     “Hero Worship” “53 Miles West of Venus” “Theme for a Nude Beach” “Topaz” To…

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    How to Get Through a Breakup: Some Advice from Ruby the Rabbitfoot

    Pop Musician Ruby the Rabbitfoot insists she is the “queen of getting dumped.” However, she has some great advice when it comes to getting through breakups. “My first piece of advice is to be patient with yourself because endings are beginnings. Do something really nice for yourself. Get a massage, pay for it. I’ve never gotten a massage and regretted paying for it.”   Suggested Listening for your post breakup days: Lucinda Williams– “Those Three Days” Alicia Keys– “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart” Angie Stone– “No More Rain (In This Cloud)” Jessica Lea Mayfield– “For Today” Kid Cudi– “Pursuit Of Happiness” Dwight Yoakam– “Ain’t That Lonely Yet”  

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    :) :) Celebrate! :) :)

    We’re celebrating our first print issue of Women in Rock — released August 16, 2016 — with summery songs that make us jump for joy! Here, you can listen to the playlist!  We had such a fun time at the Women in Rock magazine release, thanks for being there!                     Le Tigre– “TKO” Best Coast– “Happy” Kimya Dawson– “Loose Lips” Lady Lamb– “Vena Cava” Patti Smith– “Redondo Beach” Tegan & Sara– “Northshore” Courtney Barnett– “Aqua Profunda!” Screaming Females– “Boss” THEESatisfaction– “QueenS” tUnE-yArDs– “Hey Life” PJ Harvey– “Good Fortune” Wussy– “Happiness Bleeds” Hurray for the Riff Raff– “Too Much of a Good Thing”…

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    Riot Grrrl Listening Party: There’s a Dyke in the Pit

    Women in Rock’s first magazine comes out August 16, 2016 and to celebrate there is a show in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Woodward Theater with Alice Bag, Leggy and Birdie Hearse. Here’s a teaser for you… below is an article from the upcoming release. Compiled by: Women in Rock On May 8, 2016, Roxie, Francis, Theresa and I gathered at my apartment to listen to the OutPunk compilation, There’s a Dyke in the Pit, released in 1992. What follows are segments of our conversation about the compilation. It is to be noted the my cats, Lux and Bowie, both thoroughly enjoyed the comp and hung out for the entire listening party.…

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    Songs with Horns

    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 positive sense of shameless or strident. Valerie June, “Working Woman Blues” Probably my favorite song of 2013. It starts with folksy guitar, drums, and June’s one-of-a-kind voice, but wait for the horn solo, which makes the song.   Carpenters, “Close to You” A classic that ought never be forgotten, with a modest trumpet…