Music

BitchTapes: Go Back to Bed

It’s a holiday weekend, and the beginning of summer. But it’s ok if all you want to do are listen to these quiet songs and get back under the covers. Read more »

Building a Music Legend: A Review of Jesca Hoop's "Memories Are Now"

Jesca Hoop’s penchant for the ephemeral and the innate resonate on Memories Are Now, which is a brave, bold experiment in texture and vocal range. Read more »

BitchTapes: What'd I Miss?

This week’s mix is all music from the past year that passed us by when it first came out, but is front and center in every mixtape we’re making this spring! Read more »

New Music Monday: TOMBOi

TOMBOi spend their non-music-making hours mentoring LGBTQ youth, and their music-making hours creating and holding space for their queer peers. Their sound is ethereal electro-pop, but the work they’re doing is deeply grounded. Read more »

New Music Monday: Carry Illinois

Rebuilding a band after tragedy was the engine propelling indie rock band Carry Illinois’ latest project, and the results are heartbreaking and life-affirming.  Read more »

BitchTapes: Even more SXSW Favorites

Our Music Editor Katie Presley was at SXSW Music Fest in Austin last week, and all this month she’s highlighting the best feminist music she discovered in the Lone Star State.  Read more »

New Music Monday: Lizzo

Born in Houston, now based in Minneapolis, singer/dancer/world dominator Lizzo took Austin by storm during SXSW this year. As far as we’re concerned, the world is her stage. All hail queen Lizzo! Read more »

BitchTapes: SXSW 2017 Wrap-up

From a festival of almost 2,500 bands, here are some of the best things we’ve seen at SXSW music festival this year.  Read more »

New Music Monday: La Dame Blanche

Our SXSW coverage continues with Cuban multi-instrumentalist La Dame Blanche, who blends genres like a painter mixes paint.  Read more »

Listening to Janelle Monáe: Lean Close to Observe the Myriad of Lives, Desires, and Complexities of Black Women

In each of Monáe’s performances, Monáe demonstrates her understanding—no, overstanding—of the complexity of Black women’s lives, desires, and perspectives. Read more »

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