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Saera Kochanski Finds Strange and Wonderful Musical Kinship with Bella’s Bartok

Bella’s Bartok are the unexpected caravan around the last river bend in a strange and sun dappled wood. They are the old world circus come to town- with tents, acrobats and the whistle of calliope. They’re the dream you don’t want to lose, but can never quite hold on to. And they’re taking over the […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Induct These Women: Carly Simon

It’s surprising the number of people who don’t know who Carly Simon is until you tell them who she had a romantic encounter with or whom she married. It is amazing that women, even by well-meaning types, get typecast into the supporting role the moment they get married. Clearly something about her must have drawn […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: June Carter Cash

It seems obvious that Johnny Cash is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, but what about his wife? The talented and accomplished June Carter Cash  She was an incredible artist in her own right, and it’s not hard to see that she played a huge role in her husband’s success. A performer all […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: Alanis Morissette

Much more than being adored for parodying her own iconic song with an updated millennial version, Alanis Morissette shifted the image of the female performer in 1991. While most successful female artists’ images were sexually objectifying and/or overtly feminine, Morissette kept things raw and never held a less than pretty feeling back. She defied the softness of […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: Tina Turner

“Rock and roll is not an instrument; rock and roll is not even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit. It’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, rock and roll, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop. And what connects us all is that spirit. Rock and roll is […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: The Runaways

Before Joan Jett and The Blackhearts or Lita Ford, there was The Runaways. This all-female band deftly navigated the punk scene in the latter half of the 1970’s. Formed by Jett and drummer Sandy West, The Runaways became an integral piece of the punk scene in the US and abroad. The Runaways drew their influence […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: Cher

If ever there was a woman who embodies what it means to truly have it all, that woman would be Cher.  Throughout her incredible career, the rock n’ roll icon has won honors across the entertainment industry including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival […]

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Otep- Louder, Gayer, Prouder, and Stronger

Heavy metal fans are no stranger to Otep and their face melting, soul penetrating music. Since 2000, the band, led by vocalist and songwriter Otep Shamaya, has been a staple in the nu-metal genre. The name Otep is derived from the anagram ‘poet’ and poet is the perfect word to describe the songs Shamaya pens. […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: Stevie Nicks

As mentioned previously, half of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s current roster of female inductees were inducted as members of female inclusive bands. It can easily be argued that several of those women deserve to be honored as solo artists, and Stevie Nicks is undeniably one of those women. The fact that she’s […]

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- Induct These Women: The Go-Go’s

There are some names in rock and roll that are so iconic they seem woven into the very fabric of music history itself. It is as though they were inevitable, always there from the start. The Go-Go’s is surely one of those names. From their inception in 1978, the Go-Go’s consistently created milestones. Even though […]

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