Bitchtapes: Fun Fun Fun Fest

Bitch is going to be at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend, covering some fantastic female and queer-fronted bands playing on Auditorium Shores. There's a large amount of great electronic pop, from bigger indie acts like (Lykke Li, Blonde Redhead... Read more »

BitchTapes: Happy Ladyween!

Well, Ladyween weekend is officially upon us! (And yes, we're still trying to make Ladyween happen around here. It'll catch on before you know it—trust us.) Here are some holiday jams to get you in the mood. Listen IF YOU DARE! (BEWARE: Scary track list after the jump!) Read more »

Bitchtapes: Sibling Solidarity Mix

My sisters and I grew up listening to tons of great music together (Hannah is already on her way to being a famous guitarist and singer at 17!). So it was an obvious choice for us to get together and do a Bitchtapes when our sister, Jesse, came to visit us from Austin. What better topic than songs... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Red Edition

Prompted by our Red issue, I bring you a sampling of fiery, scarlet songs for your listening pleasure. Track listing after the jump! Read more »

BitchTapes: Creation Myths

I try not to read magazines like People and US Weekly too often; I don't want my money, attention, or time supporting the creeps that hang out in Angelina Jolie's bushes. But there is, pretty undeniably, a facet to human nature that likes to gossip, likes to know... Read more »

BitchTapes: Breaking Out of the White, Male Punk Canon

For all of its progressive-leaning, status-quo-breaking, norm-shattering tendencies, punk rock still looks like a white boy’s club. Even after all of these years, the largest punk record of the year (Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life) was played by a band with one woman! There... Read more »

Bitchtapes: New Music + Artists to Watch!

For this week's Bitchtapes, I wanted to feature some new artists and some soon-to-be-released (or brand spankin' new) tunes out there from independent labels. Track list after the jump! Read more »

BitchTapes: Songs About Home

I've been thinking a lot about my home this week, and by association the many emotions that thoughts of home brings—happiness and coziness and fun, as well as the heavier stuff, or even the feeling of lacking a home at all. Here's a wide-ranging soundtrack to accompany mental... Read more »

BitchTapes: Country Roses

Sure, Poison may have had a hit with “Every Rose Has its Thorn,” and the Portlander in me will always love Elliott Smith's “Rose Parade,” but no other genre pays tribute to music's favorite flower quite like country. So, without further ado, here's a mix of classic country crooners... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Hott Summer Jamz Edition

It's time to make the most of what's left of the summer. I'm thinking bike rides, swimming pools, a quick camping trip, or half napping/half reading a book in the park.  Let's say I was going to road trip out to the nearest water park (maybe!), this just might be my soundtrack... Read more »