BitchTapes: Swing Songs For A Rainy Day

I started swing dancing in college as a way to meet people. That quickly led to a swing dancing obsession I still haven't recovered from. For me, there's something about that nice eight-count beat that really picks me off my feet and cheers me up. So, to counteract the increasingly chilly weather,... Read more »

BitchTapes: Songs for Awesome Parents

I started to listen to music a little differently after becoming a parent. It wasn't just about shielding little ears from raunchy talk and grown-up lyrics, although when my four-year-old started asking to listen to "Stacy's Mom," I realized I still had plenty to learn about this editing process.... Read more »

BitchTapes: Queens of My Feminist Heart

This Friday's mixtape is curated for Bitch from the folks behind the Feminist Playing Cards deck. "Queens of my Feminist Heart" features songs by the hearts of the project, a deck of cards featuring 56 feminist musicians illustrated by 14... Read more »

BitchTapes: Not Enough Queer Music

Formed in response to the fact that the world needs more art, music and culture made by and for queers, Not Enough! Queer Music and Arts festival is a celebration of all new and collaborative bands, film, performances and visual art made by queer folk! This... Read more »

BitchTapes: All "Jolene." All the time.

Sometimes, I love a song so much that all I want to do is listen to that song over and over and over, until it has become a permanent part of my brain. This is my relationship to Dolly Parton's master work "Jolene." Some days, all I want is "Jolene," all the time.   And thus, my perfect mixtape: 15... Read more »

Bitchtapes: The Gray Issue!

Tunes from the Gray Issue from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio. It's finally here! The Gray Issue is filled with some great stuff, some of which you can read online. But there's also some great music... Read more »

BitchTapes: Metal Women

Some weeks just make you want to scream. For that special occassion, here is a mix tape of 11 women thrashing through metal songs. Go ahead—turn it up on full volume while you shout your head off this weekend about... Read more »

BitchTapes: Songs About Art

Earlier this summer, Jay Z invited a small audience of cultural heavies—among them Marina Abranovic, Michael K. Williams, and Jerry Saltz—to a New York gallery for a ... Read more »

BitchTapes: Brooklyn's Afropunk Festival

It's your lucky day! Brooklyn's Afropunk Fest isn't until the end of this month, but the festival organizers put together this special sneak-peek mixtape for us! Check out the playlist below the cut and put this mixtape on repeat. ... Read more »

BitchTapes: Folksy Summer Ladies

This Friday's mixtape is a somewhat eclectic mix of folk and dreamy rock that all flows together for good summer front-porch listenting. All of the bands on the mixtape include women and will be performing this weekend at Portland's Pickathon... Read more »