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New Music Monday: Nuela Charles: "The Grand Hustle"

With her soulful pop, Edmonton singer-songwriter Nuela Charles hopes to one day fill the Amy Winehouse-shaped hole in our hearts.  Read more »

10 Women To Induct Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Immediately

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has trouble remembering the legendary women who have influenced American music in the last 70 years.  Read more »

Hitting Home Run Feminist Pop: On "Slugger," Sadie Dupuis Infuses Pop With a Poetic Punk Ethos

Speedy Ortiz vocalist Sadie Dupuis is striking out on her own with a new solo album called “Slugger.” Read more »

New Music Monday: Lolahiko

Even if their latest single weren’t called “Murderer,” Lolahiko would have the corner market on dark, mysterious storytelling stitched into lush, intriguing indie pop sounds.  Read more »

BitchTapes: Voice Lessons

A mix of voices that expand our horizons, change the way we listen, and challenge our expectations. Read more »

New Music Monday: Tkay Maidza

Australian rapper Tkay Maidza’s music hearkens to MIA and Icona Pop, has features from Killer Mike, and claims Nicki Minaj and Santigold as influences. The result is a high-energy hodgepodge, and it’s pop hip-hop gold.  Read more »

New Music Monday: Trishes

Producer and singer Trishes incorporates her West Indian roots into what she calls “indie pop with a hip-hop influence.” Read more »

Sex, Struggle, and Mac-n-Cheese: Sex Stains Reminds Us Why We Love Punk

The new female-fronted band sings about mansplaining and misogyny with merciless energy. Read more »

Michelle Chamuel Talks Pop Music and Identity

Michelle Chamuel is a pop singer who can still rock a button-up. Photo by Andrew Taylor. As a fan of competitive reality television shows, The Voice offers a compelling premise: a singing competition based solely on one’s voice.  Read more »

Katy Perry's Extremely Straight Performance of "I Kissed a Girl" at the Super Bowl

Listen, I don’t expect much from Super Bowl halftime shows. Read more »

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