Music

Social Awareness A Go-Go

Since its inception in 1995, War Child benefits children in war torn areas of the world by working with local organizations to teach skills and spread knowledge to as many people as possible in the hopes to change trends in their countries. In a “teach them to fish” fashion, War Child works in... Read more »

BitchTapes Launch!

Notice that the Bitch blog just got a little more AWESOMER recently? If not, check out the sidebar for our latest feature: BitchTapes! A weekly eight song playlist to get your weekend off right (or just to get you through Friday). Read on for my tracklist! Read more »

A "Little Bit" of Lykke Li

Last night, Annalee and I saw Swedish darling Lykke Li at the Hawthorne Theater here in Portland. The show included a kazoo solo, a megaphone, and covers of both Lil Wayne and Tribe Called Quest songs. Read on for... Read more »

Q and not A: Chris Brown's Arrest

By now many of you have probably read about Chris Brown and his arrest Sunday night on criminal threat charges. The latest reports... Read more »

All the ladies in the house say WaM!

Ready to put women back in the story? If you care about amplifying progressive women's voices in the media, WAM! is for you, whether you're a media producer or a PR strategist, a journalist, an activist, an academic, a community organizer, a feminist, a funder or philanthropist, a "citizen" media... Read more »

Fight the Power! Chuck D. Wants More Women in Rap, Too

Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about the lack of women in hip-hop this week. Last night Starpulse posted a brief quote from Chuck D., front man for seminal rap group Public Enemy who has now become a producer, author and... Read more »

Oh, Canada: Bitch on the Broken Social Scene

Last night, a couple of us lucky Bitch ladies got the chance to go to the sold-out-for-weeks Broken Social Scene show here in Portland. It makes sense, right? They’re a collective, just like we are! Read on for our notes and some... Read more »

Is Lil' Mama Leaving the Game? Female Rappers as an Endangered Species

This past week, a new track from the 19 year-old Brooklyn vocalist with the cringe-inducing nickname Lil' Mama leaked to the internet, entitled “I'm a Diva” (which is not a remix of the Beyonce track of the same name), which will presumably end up on her as yet untitled sophomore release.... Read more »

Bitch Benefit Show this Friday!

Hey Portland Party People, Don't miss the Bitch Benefit Show this Friday, January 9, at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland. We will be getting our socks rocked off by none other... Read more »

Beyonce Isn't Afraid to Get Ugly on New Track

A lot has been said (including on this blog) about the sort of affable empowerment that is ubiquitous in Beyonce's chart-busting hits, especially on her latest record, I Am... Sasha Fierce, but the third single, "Diva" is more "fierce" than what you... Read more »

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