BitchTapes: Rock On, Canada!

Living in Canada for the last 16 years of my life, I've been fortunate enough to be exposed to the incredible array of Canadian talent this country has to offer. Rock On, Canada from... Read more »

BitchTapes: Vintage Blues

The blues are loved around the world because it inhabits a deep level of passion, sexiness, self expression (or self deprecation) and honesty that flows from the mouths of its singers and permeates any room with thick emotional truth. The blues is about human flaws, sadness and at times, finds the... Read more »

BitchTapes: Dark Summer

Sometimes sunny days make you feel gloomy. This mixtape is for anyone who feels like seeking shelter in the shade.   When I think of “summer music,” I think of infectious, upbeat pop, but a couple interesting artists are... Read more »

Bitchtapes: Songs for When You're Blue

The cover of Jessica Hopper’s new book makes a statement by title alone: The First... Read more »

BitchTapes: May Day Mixtape

For May Day, here's a mixtape of songs about working for a living—with a couple down-with-the-man anthems thrown in for good measure. Whether you're out at a protest today or stuck behind a desk, I hope this can be a... Read more »

BitchTapes: Spring Cleaning

The cold weather is lifting, but not quickly enough. Here's a mellow, upbeat mixtape for those long afternoons when you're trying to shake off the winter blues and sweep out the mental cobwebs. ... Read more »

BitchTapes: The Ladies of Sub Pop

The artists coming out of Seattle's Sub Pop Records have had a huge influence on me as an artist and music critic (I even covered Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl" on some lo-fi recording I made when I was in my early twenties... Read more »

BitchTapes: Super Nerdy Remix

I realize this mixtape is a little over-the-top nerdy. It all started when I read the news about the return of the X-Files last week and got the hankering to listen to the X-Files theme song. This led me to... Read more »

BitchTapes: Women's Hip Hop History

This week's feminist mixtape comes from Dope Folks Records, a record label that specializes in rare and unreleased limited-edition vinyl releases. They're coming up... Read more »

BitchTapes: A Teen's Guide to Current Country

As a sixteen-year-old and lover of country music, I often struggle with the demeaning lyrics about women in mainstream country music perpetuates. However, there have always been a few artists who break that mold and manage to... Read more »