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 »

Catch the Infectious Pop and Outspoken Honesty of Lowell

When I saw Lowell perform in a bar/sandwich shop in Portland last week, I left feeling both sweaty and lucky. The small venue had been packed with people dancing to Lowell’s catchy beats—the Toronto-based performer filled the... Read more »

New Music Overload! Here Are 20 New Feminist-Friendly Songs for May.

Musician Esme Patterson and a key collaborator.  After a whirlwind of music discoveries at South by Southwest music fest last month, I’m happy dish up this... Read more »

Black to the Future: How Women in Pop Are Carrying the Mantle of Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a way to project Blackness into the future—not merely as existing, but as a critical and significant part of it. Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning.  • Three more school staffers and a volunteer coach were indicted in ... Read more »

Feminist Music Roundup: 12 Great New Songs for Fall

Autumn is a glut of new music and bands on tour, so it’s precisely zero surprising that our new music roundup for October is our longest yet. This month, we’ve got the world premiere of a new video by Julia Weldon, a song by a band called Hand Job Academy, and much, much more.  Read more »