k.d. lang is an icon to women in the music industry who is also known for her activism for gay rights and animal rights. Laura Veirs is a cult-favorite indie musician and songwriter who produces some of the Pacific Northwest's finest music. Neko Case has been in more bands than we could possibly list here, but most notably the New Pornographers, and is a successful solo musician in her own right.
JoJo is only 25, but she's already experienced an entire lifetime in the music industry. Her first big break came when she performed on Kids Say the Darndest Things, which led to an invitation to be on Oprah, which ultimately landed her a spot on America's Most Talented Kids when she was just a tween.
Martha Wainwright does not suffer fools gladly. Just ask anyone about whom she's ever written a song. (I'm looking at you, "Bloody Motherfucking Asshole.") She started her fifteen-year recording career best known as the sister of Rufus Wainwright and daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle.
You've probably heard a friend describe themselves as "a little OCD." Perhaps you know someone who always cleans the shared kitchen at work and leaves notes for those who mess it up. Maybe your cousin can't put their smartphone down when you go to dinner. All of these are manifestations of compulsion.
Not every band makes it. The B-Girls, a Toronto all-female rock band, formed in the late '70s. They opened for the Clash on the East Coast dates of their London Calling tour. They played regular gigs at CBGB and Max's Kansas City. Numerous labels wanted to sign the B-Girls, and even more people wanted to produce their debut record. But it just didn't happen.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is on the cusp of a very female-friendly group of inductees. Over the next decade a huge number of important female artists from the '90s will become eligible for recognition.
Melissa Etheridge started playing guitar when she was eight years old. She became a gay icon when she came out publicly in 1993, and she accepted GLADD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award in 2006 for promoting equal pay for the LGBTQ community. She's an environmental activist who has toured using biodiesel, and she wrote an original song for Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth.
Lily Cornell Silver hadn’t been in lockdown long when she realized her mental health was starting to deteriorate. It came upon her as a spike in her anxiety and depression brought on by the same thing everyone was experiencing: isolation and the novel coronavirus threat. It didn’t take long for Cornell Silver to realize she wasn’t alone. It is a shared traumatic event through which nearly everyone is struggling.
After the first wave of COVID-19 died down, the CDC released data on how American...
Roughly one in four women will have one. You probably know one of them, whether she’s told you about it or not. As of 2017, they’re at a record low rate in America, thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that birth control is covered by private insurance as out-of-pocket costs. That’s right: we’re talking about abortion.
2020 finds the Recording Academy’s board facing their biggest woman problem yet: their newest CEO and president, Deborah Dugan.
Joan Jett Has Spent Her Career Fighting For Equality In Music. But She Doesn't Know When We'll Get It.
With the release of the documentary Bad Reputation, Joan Jett has taken a moment to look back on her life.
Kacey Musgraves has released the best album of her career, but you're unlikely to hear any singles from it on country radio.
Coachella has emerged as the defining music event of festival season. Despite its pedigree, it has fallen short in one area: the lack of women on its lineup for most of its history.
Yola is putting her own spin on country — plus folk and Americana — despite the long and historic struggles in those genres for Black women.