Female Musician Suggestions

I don’t know about you, but I love listening to ladies rockin’ out. Here are some of my personal faves, roughly categorized. Most of them are still pretty unknown. You can be a hipster about it, if you want, so when they really blow up you can say, “I knew them before they were famous!” Click on the green links to sample songs of theirs. And check them out on Spotify or youtube and see what you think.

 

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TacocaT (Photo credit: Kyle Johnson, Portland Mercury)

Rock 

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Grimes (Photo credit: Tommy Chase Lucas)

Electronica  

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Crooked Still (Photo credit: Album Cover. fanart.tv )

Folk

  • Crooked StillI could listen to their whole album while I garden.
  • Brandi Carlile. (Of course, the one and only.)
  • Shook Twins. I saw them live! Even better. They use this old fashioned type of microphone to get a unique, echoey sound.

Hip Hop 

  • Psalm OneGaaahhhh, she’s so good. Her alto-bass voice is
  • soothing and kick-ass at the same time.

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    Psalm One (Photo credit: What a Movie Audiotree Live. Youtube)
  • Ana Tijoux– Chilean rapper, who I knew, before her song was on Breaking Bad. (Yes, I’m being a hipster about it.)
  • InvincibleShout out to Bresnin for introducing me to her!
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Robyn (Photo credit http://hificartel.com/images/robyn2.png) Check out this article about the power of Power Posing like Robyn: http://nextshark.com/why-women-in-business-should-power-pose-like-robyn/ )

Pop

  • Salute, by Little Mix. One of the rare times I switched on the modern, pop radio channel turned out to be a success when I discovered their song, Salute.
  • Robynthe swedish pop singer with top U.S hits. Gotta love how she dances like she don’t give a sh*t.
  • La RouxI remember jamming to Bullet Proof on the dance floor at a “club”. I use club in quotes because, let’s face it; it’s Montana.

Punk

  • The Distillers. Their album Coral Fang is hands down, one of the best punk albums out there, male or female.

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    Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill (Photo credit: Ebit Robberts, NYtimes.)
  • Bikini KillHave you seen the documentary on Netflix called The Punk Singer yet? It’s about Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, the punk rocker who brought second wave feminism to the forefront.

Other Epic Genres

  • Amanda DivaPoetic, rhythmic rapping. She’s on Spotify.
  • Sea OleenaMellow bath jams.
  • Sylvan Esso. Play It Right, amma right? 
  • Santogold. Have you seen that Youtube video where a solo, hippie guy is dancing at a festival and ends up starting a massive dance party? Yep, he was dancing to Santogold.
  • Nina Simone. And of course, my list would not be complete without the amazing Nina Simone,
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    Nina Simone (Photo credit: Album cover. fanpop.com)

    who’s career really took off after she performed piano at Carnegie Hall and progressed to become the infamous Jazz singer we know her as today.  (1. See below for source.)

 

1.) “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Documentary on Netflix. Director Liz Garbus. June 2015. Web. July 2015.

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