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Bitch Radio: Tunes of 2011

If my two gift guides (Music Lover's Edition, Part I, Music Lover's Edition Part II) and Bitchtapes aren't enough for you, here's some more music selections from 2011, including a teen rockband from Norway, a 17-piece disco orchestra, and Jean Grae's take on a Kanye West song. (Warning: In my attempt to avoid using the word "awesome" to describe everything, I ended up using the word "amazing" approximately a billion times instead.) A full playlist after the jump.

B-Sides: PrOphecy Sun

PrOphecy Sun is a multimedia performance artist, mother of four cats, and master of the green Line 6 delay pedal. Beginning her music and sound practice with Vancouver-based anarcha-feminist group, Her Jazz Noise Collective, over the last two years Sun has been diving into new collaborations and looking out from the pages of local arts and culture magazines as a result. In addition to her soundscape-y solo project, prOphecy sun, she plays in six other bands, one of which is the new-wave inspired Tyranahorse, winning second place this month at Shindig, Vancouver's annual underground music competition. When not in band practice seven nights a week, Sun plays giant games of street hopscotch, contorts her body into tiny cupboards, planks grocery check-out counters and sews feline figurines out of found material.  Catch up if you can, PrOphecy Sun is an artist in a windstorm of ambition and all its accompanying forward motion.

Bitch Radio: "We're Here, We're Beer, Get Used to It"

Tune in to this episode of Bitch Radio to hear an audio version of "We're Here, We're Beer, Get Used to It: Brewing up a tasty new paradigm for female beer enthusiasts" from the Underground issue of Bitch.

B-Sides: Is She & Him's Gender-Swapped "Baby It's Cold Outside" Less Date Rape-y Than the Original?

On their latest album A Very She & Him Christmas, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward cover the creepy (yet catchy—creetchy?) classic with a twist: Deschanel is the "wolf" to M. Ward's "mouse." Does this make the song any less of a problem?

Bitch Popaganda: Siri-ously?! Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as we discuss Mormon lifestyle bloggers, the inherent sexism of Siri for iPhone 4s, and Katie Roiphe's latest rage-inducing article for Slate. Links after the jump! Transcript on the way!

B-Sides: A <em>New Album</em> From Boris

Aww, snap, Boris, you did it again. You melted my face and blew my mind at the same time. If you're a fan of heavy/weird/good music in any way, you ought to check out the new album by Boris, New Album

Bitch Radio: Katherine Don Talks to the F-Word Podcast!

For this week's episode of Bitch Radio, we're featuring a segment from fellow feminist podcast, The F-Word. In October, Katherine Don, Bringing Up Baby guest-blogger, spoke with Laura Wood about the politics of choice and childbearing, as well as representations of birth and maternal health. If you'd like to check out the full, 50-minute F-Word podcast, you can check it out here!

B-Sides: Hunter Rapper

Marlaina Buch, aka Hunter Rapper, is high-kicking her claim to both the male-centric musical genre and outdoor sport: hip hop and hunting.

Bitch Radio: Jaclyn Friedman Wants to Help You Find <em>What You Really Really Want</em>

Given all the conflicting messages young women get about their sexuality from all sides—media, church, family, friends, and more—how do we figure out what we want to say "yes" to in the first place? So begins Jaclyn Friedman's fabulous new workbook. What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety sets out to help readers move toward sex lives that are as personally fulfilling as possible. I sat down with Jaclyn at the 2011 Roots of Change Conference to talk about  her hopes for the book, sexual autonomy, pop culture, surviving haterdom, and whether that title is what you think it is. Care to listen in?

B-Sides: Tender Forever's "Congratulations" Tour

If I wasn't already a big fan of French/Portlander musician Tender Forever (I was), I would be after seeing her "Congratulations" tour last week. Currently traveling down the West Coast, "Congratulations" is an all-ages tour that combines Tender Forever's amazing stage presence and music with a bunch of weirder-than-life YouTube videos. It's like going to an awkward house party with no booze and finding out that your friend's sister's friend is playing and she's the best electro pop performer ever. It rules.