Music

BitchTapes: Asian and Asian American Rock Stars

This week’s BitchTapes features feminist music by artists of Asian or Asian American heritage.  Read more »

Digitizing the Dead is Capitalism’s Next Ghoulish Move

When celebrities, especially musicians, die, fans rightfully grieve for them, but what happens when mourning marries capitalism? Read more »

Gimme a Beat!: Janet Jackson’s Induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Is Finally Here

As Janet sings on “Rhythm Nation”: “No struggle, no progress.” Read more »

9 Questions with The Greeting Committee’s Addie Sartino

Addie Sartino on songwriting, role models, and advice for young musicians Read more »

Here For a Black Planet: Solange’s New Album Sparks Nostalgia for a Pioneering Social-Media Platform

Solange’s partnership with BlackPlanet feels like its own homecoming. Read more »

BitchTapes: Broke

The music industry has broken Emmy Wildwood down so many times. Read more »

Fumbling toward Ecstasy with a Self-Love Soundtrack

I realized I had been wrong about self-pleasure. Read more »

Did the Grammys Diversity Task Force Ultimately Benefit Women Artists?

In October, the Recording Academy created a diversity taskforce in response to criticism for the lack of female artists recognized by the 2018 Grammys. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pleasure

Andrea Silva mines personal experience, the melodrama of Colombian telenovelas, and growing up singing at funerals from a young age to create music imbued with a hazy melancholy that explores love, sensuality, and femininity. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pro-Choice Anthems

Given the onslaught of anti-choice legislation, this playlist is right on time. Read more »

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