B-Sides: F**k yeah FOC FEST!

I spent my weekend hanging out at FOC (Females of Color) FEST, a new Portland-based festival celebrating musicians of color from the West Coast. Two nights of bands in an empty bike shop may sound meager for a... Read more »

B-Sides: Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop will win you over with a word. At least, that's how it went for me. I came across her... Read more »

B-Sides: Sex, Hope, Alison Mosshart, Ellen Willis, and Rock'n'Roll

"Rock is, among other things, a potent means of expressing the active emotions—anger, aggression, lust, the joy of physical exertion—that feed all freedom movements, and it is no accident that women musicians have been denied access to this powerful musical language. I think it's crucially... Read more »

B-Sides: Austra's <em>Feel it Break</em>

Cool kids (like our editorial intern Mel, for example) may have been tipped off to... Read more »

B-Sides: RYAT Girl (and Guy)

Christina Ryat has been making electronic music as RYAT since 2006 (fans of Electo Feminisms take note!). She recently teamed up with Tim Conley and their debut album Avant Gold came out last month from Obvious Bandits. Read more »

B-Sides: "What the Hell" Do You Make of This?

Perhaps inspired by her... Read more »

B-Sides: Abigail Washburn

Sometimes part of what makes a musician so compelling is the story behind them. Were the White Stripes married, or brother and sister? Would Sid have been the... Read more »

B-Sides: Lucinda Williams

It's taken me more than a decade to come around to Lucinda Williams. When I was in middle school, my dad came suddenly into my room and put a CD in my stereo with no... Read more »

B-Sides: Video Rrrrround-up!

Here's a video round-up of some tunes to keep your toe tapping all week! Up first.... Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long More after the jump!.... Read more »