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B-Sides: When Breaking Up is the Best

NPR did a segment on break-up songs. Tigerbeatdown devoted a week on the subject. And Thao Nguyen has written an article breaking-down the break-up song for Bitch. But I got to thinking about the break-up songs are good for you, the ones that are less about the blues and more about kicking-ass.

Bitch Popaganda: Takin' it to the Tucker Max Edition

It’s like The View except we can’t get Snooki to come talk to us. Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Lend your ears as Kjerstin, Shaamini, and Kelsey discuss the ads from Sunday’s Super Bowl, The Weekly Standard’s New Dating Game, and Valentine’s Day (the holiday and the movie that’s overtaking it). Listen to the podcast by clicking the player below, or by subscribing to Bitch on iTunes. You can also download it at archive.org. Links, videos, and faves after the jump! But we couldn’t resist putting this one in the teaser as well:

B-Sides: \m/ \m/

Metal is a misunderstood genre; traditionally the domain of alienated pubescent males, angry dude-bros and broody Lord of the Rings fans, while women were relegated to groupie status only. Fortunately, metal has come a long way since "The Hairy 80s", and there quite a few metal bands around now that feature women in way more face-melting roles.

B-Sides: Tour Guide

One of the best things about live music is being able to hear bands that are so fresh, they don't even have a record out yet. Check out the following bands, support live music and be the edgiest kid on the damn block.

B-Sides: This Week's Music Round-Up!

Pepa of Salt'n'Pepa's Let's Talk about Pep, a new VH1 reality show billed as a "Black Sex & the City," debuted last night. Here's Pepa's take on it, did anyone else catch it? (In way less-glamourous news about hip-hop women being on reality tv, Lady Soveriegn is slated for Celebrity Big Brother. She will be housemates with Sisqo. [Stereogum]). • Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will have a new album, I Learned it the Hard Way, ready for May. [BeatCrave] • You can watch an entire Thao and the Get Down Stay Down concert at Baeblemusic.com [KRS]. • M.I.A., who's always been outspoken about political unrest in her birthplace of Sri Lanka, has bashed the New York Times on Twitter (screenshot) for listing the country as the #1 "place to go" in 2010. (Pitchfork]. • Solange Knowles, the Dirty-Projectors-covering, safe-sex promoting, little sister of Beyonce is going to be on the upcoming Of Montreal album. [Pitchfork] • And music recs after the jump!

Bitch Popaganda: These Magic Moments Edition

It’s like The View, only they don’t record their show in a bathroom. Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Listen in as Kjerstin and Kelsey review the decade in feminist pop culture. Listen right here or download the episode by subscribing to Bitch Radio on iTunes or visiting our page at archive.org. Leave your feedback and get links to the Bitch faves after the jump!

B-Sides : Carol Kaye

Carol Kaye is one of the most prolific pop music musicians you’ve never heard of. She and her 4-6 strings have backed some of the most popular songs, movies, and television series of the past fifty decades, and can be heard “These Boots Were Made for Walking,” guitar on Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” and Richie Valens “La Bamba”…among others!

B-Sides: The Revival

The awesome Detroit MC Invincible (interviewed in The Loud issue) has a brand new documentary out about women in hip hop. From Emergence: The Revival gives a candid glimpse into the first meeting of legendary Hip-Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante and veteran Philly emcee Bahamadia, as they trade stories of their struggles and triumphs in the industry over their long careers. It also shows the exchange of lessons between them and up-and-coming artists DJ Shortee, Eternia, Stacy Epps, and Invincible. This short documentary, a collage of performances and behind the scenes footage, was filmed and directed by Invincible while on the road in Europe as part of We-B Girlz all women in independent Hip-Hop tour. The largest all female Hip-Hop tour of its kind, it spanned over three weeks, six countries, and featured dozens of female artists who performed for tens of thousands of supporters. How awesome does that sound? Decide for yourself by watching the film!

Bitch Popaganda: Douche's Not Dead Edition

It’s like The View, only we won’t call you a hooker. Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Lend your ears as Briar, Jonanna, Danny, and Kelsey try to figure out what the heck is up with Tiger Woods, dissect Jenny Sanford’s decision to divorce Gov. Mark Sanford, and attempt to answer the $64,000 question: Is douchebag dead? Listen right here or download the episode by subscribing to Bitch Radio on iTunes or visiting our page at archive.org. Leave your feedback and get links to the Bitch faves after the jump!

B-Sides: Tentative Top Ten

Tomorrow, some people from OPB’s “In House” are coming to the Bitch office to ask us about our top five favorite albums of 2009. This means that we have been spending a fair amount of time racking our brains to come up with a serviceable top five list that won’t reveal to the public radio-listening public that at least one of us (hi, that’s me) has been mostly jamming out to Linda Ronstadt records from the 70s for the past six months (I guess you can’t submit a 2009 top five list unless the albums actually came out in 2009?). At any rate, today’s B-Sides is a test run of our top five list, expanded into a top ten. Read on to give us your thoughts!