Articles about Music

Cookie Party! (Death of the Elephant, Stella Zine and Ste McCabe)

Hayley Foster da Silva reviews an evening inspired by riot grrrl and feminist-friendly electro punk

Hayley Foster da Silva // 30 January 2011

Categories: Music

Love: Sacred and Profane

Kaite Welsh reviews a performance of "romantic duets and melancholy ayres" by new opera ensemble En Travesti

Kaite Welsh // 18 June 2010

Categories: Music

The Raincoats play the National Portrait Gallery

The Raincoats are as vital as ever, argues Lydia Harris, who left their recent gig determined to join a grrrl band

Lydia Harris // 4 October 2009

Categories: Music

Girl Power?

The Spice Girls' come-back tour re-opens some questions about the nature of 'Girl Power'. Jennifer Thomson looks back fondly - but critically

Jennifer Thomson // 5 April 2008

Categories: Music

Peaches – Impeach My Bush

Peaches' latest electro-punk album is both explicit and explicitly feminist. Catherine Redfern reviews Impeach My Bush

Catherine Redfern // 1 September 2007

Categories: Music

We Are The Pipettes – The Pipettes

Rachel Harris-Gardiner checks out the debut album from The Pipettes, a fabulous, fun, polka-dotted girl group from Brighton.

Rachel Harris-Gardiner // 13 August 2006

Categories: Music

The Gossip – Manchester July 2006

Cazz Blase reviews a storming gig by The Gossip in Manchester on 18th July 2006.

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Categories: Music

The Spice Girls’ Legacy

Sarah Parry defends the legacy of the oft-ridiculed Spice Girls. She argues that 1996 should be seen as a feminist renaissance, and explains how the band promoted ideas of individuality and female friendship that were hugely influential to girls at the time.

Sarah Parry // 29 May 2006

Categories: Music

FHM Music Channel

FHM has launched its own music channel and intrepid Natalie Smith finds a common theme in the videos. (Can you guess what it is yet)?

Natalie Smith // 17 June 2005

Categories: Music, Television

Frank – Amy Winehouse

Is Amy Winehouse really looking for someone "Stronger than Me"? Holly Combe argues that Winehouse's debut album presents a somewhat traditional view of heterosexual relationships mixed with a couple of progressive moments. Yet despite its flaws, the music can't be faulted.

Holly Combe // 1 June 2004

Categories: Music, Reviews

Le Tigre – London Astoria, April 2004

Jess McCabe finds Le Tigre on top form at the Astoria.

Jess McCabe // 18 April 2004

Categories: Music

Not a Victim – Stephanie Pakrul

Lorraine Smith introduces the intriguing new "edgy folk" singer Stephanie Pakrul.

Lorraine Smith // 18 January 2004

Categories: Music

Tales of a Librarian – Tori Amos

In this new compliation album, Tori Amos brings together 20 of her favourite songs which deal with deeply personal issues such as motherhood, rape, childhood, religion, sex, and finding a voice. As Nicky Raynor explains, there's much more to Tori than 'Cornflake Girl'.

Nicky Raynor // 16 December 2003

Categories: Music

Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones

In the fortieth anniversary of the Rolling Stones, Alix Brodie wonders if the lyrics of music's most notorious misogynists can lend something positive to the cause of contemporary feminism.

Alix Brodie // 15 November 2003

Categories: Music

Kylie Minogue

As a fan of Kylie, Anna Fioravanti finds that writing about the star from a feminist perspective raises deep questions about the nature of feminism itself. Risking judgement, she explains here why Kylie fits comfortably with her own definition of feminism, and why the singer can indeed be a positive role model for women.

Anna Fioravanti // 20 October 2003

Categories: Music

Christina Aguilera – Can’t Hold Us Down

Christina Aguilera's new song 'Can't Hold Us Down' contains some refreshing feminist sentiments, says Lorraine Smith.

Lorraine Smith // 16 September 2003

Categories: Music

Women Who Wrock

Anna Sandfield is delighted to find an internet radio station broadcasting music by female artists and woman-fronted bands.

Anna Sandfield // 20 August 2003

Categories: Music

Ani DiFranco – Royal Festival Hall, June 2003

Anna Sandfield is uplifted and moved at a solo gig by the amazing Ani DiFranco.

Anna Sandfield // 15 July 2003

Categories: Music

This is Rockbitch

Lorraine Smith watched channel five's "This is Rockbitch" documentary, but is she any wiser about the radical sex-collective rockers?

Lorraine Smith // 16 May 2003

Categories: Music, Television

One Beat – Sleater Kinney

Reviewed by Lucy Gollogly.

Lucy Gollogly // 15 April 2003

Categories: Music

The Be Good Tanyas – Bristol Bierkeller, March 2003

Indigo Black is transported by the Be Good Tanyas.

Indigo Black // 16 March 2003

Categories: Music

Ka-ching, bling bling, ching ching – women sing about money

What are female pop stars saying about money?

Catherine Redfern // 15 March 2003

Categories: Music

Interview with Lucy O’Brien

Cazz Blase interviews the author of She Bop II

Cazz Blase // 16 December 2002

Categories: Books, Music

Le Tigre – London Astoria, May 2002

Despite the lack of guitars, Helen Watling is blown away by Le Tigre

Helen Watling // 16 July 2002

Categories: Music

Ms Dynamite – It Takes More

If you're sick and tired of endless misogynistic Gangster rap, it seems you're not alone

Catherine Redfern // 15 July 2002

Categories: Music

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