Canada's Indigenous-Rights Revolution: Idle No More

Whether we like it or not, the legacy of colonization has shaped Canadian society and continues to permeate its political practices. Since 2008, the Harper government has made major cuts to aboriginal health and school funding, turned a blind eye to the over 600 missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada, refused to share residential school documents with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, dropped land claim negotiations, stood by as Aboriginal youth suicide rates hit crisis levels, and attempted to erode environmental protection laws enshrined in First Nations treaties.

BitchTapes: Shout Back!

Earlier this month, Vancouver, BC hosted the first (and fingers crossed, annual) Shout Back! — an all-ages, queer, radical, D.I.Y., anarcha-feminist music festival. Nearly 50 bands played over the hectic span of 2.5... Read more »

B-Sides: Myths

Vancouver, BC-based electroccult female duo MYTHS will enchant cities across the US and Canada on The Mythical Gymnastics Tour w/ Grimes and Elite Gymnastics. Don’t miss this! Read more »

B-Sides: White Lung's White-Hot "Sorry"

Sometime between White Lung’s first record, It’s the Evil, and their second, Sorry, the band blew up. Maybe it’s because of the... Read more »

B-Sides: PrOphecy Sun

PrOphecy Sun is a multimedia performance artist, mother of four cats, and master of the green Line 6 delay pedal. Beginning her music and sound practice with Vancouver-based anarcha-feminist group,... Read more »

B-Sides: Hunter Rapper

Marlaina Buch, aka Hunter Rapper, is high-kicking her claim to both the male-centric... Read more »

On Our Radar

Stop. Link time. (It had to be said.) For RH Reality Check, Jaime Jenett bravely... Read more »

JB the First Lady and the First Lady Crew: First Nations Female Hip Hop

First Lady Crew member, JB the First Lady, is a beat-boxer, emcee, performing artist, aboriginal youth educator,... Read more »

B-Sides: Video Dance Party!

As much as I adore music videos at dance parties, watching choreographed dance moves on a giant screen in public typically does one of two things to me: infuses my... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Canadian Lady Bands

If you can tear yourself away from Jhameel this weekend, tune into Bitchtapes, where this week you can listen to all-female bands from the provinces! Track list after the jump! Read more »

Tuning In: The healing power of rock on Degrassi: The Next Generation

A look back at Degrassi: The Next Generation's season two episode "Shout," and how Paige Michalchuk uses rock music to work through the trauma of date rape. Read more »

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