Your Weekly Women to Listen to: LP, Barb Wire Dolls and more


Top o’ the hump day to you all! As is my usual Wednesday complaint, I

am incredibly tired today. Last night I went to a great event for

Chicago’s lesbians and was then bamboozled into staying out until the

bar lights came up and had to set my alarm to rudely wake me four hours

later. Thankfully, Santigold‘s

hot jam “Big Mouth” was passed my way this morning and has

thrown some energy into my brain. Moving right along, here are four

more acts to get you through the rest of the week.

Barb Wire Dolls


Dirty punk rock, riot grrrl

From: Greece

For Fans of: Bratmobile, L7,

Bikini Kill, torn fishnets, combat boots, Tank Girl, Grace Slick, Sid & Nancy, Hole, beernuts,

The Slits, paintball, leather jackets, saganaki

Bonus: There’s a chance some of

you won’t like this, but I think their song, “Punk The Fussies! (F–k

The Pussycat Dolls)” is pretty hilarious.



Alternative hard rock, grunge

From: Spain

For Fans of: The Breeders,

Patti Rothberg, The Juliana Hatfield Three, oversized corduroy pants,

Mary Jane shoes, The Locals, Dropkick Murphys, Pauley Perrette,

chokers, wearing old Dead Kennedys concert T-shirts.

Bonus: The band has been around

since 1992 and is still making music. It seems as though their more

recent tunes are more in line with electro-pop than it is alternative

rock so you might have to do some digging around to find their harder

stuff. Here’s a look back at one of their old live shows performing the

title track to their 1997 album “Devil Came to Me.”




French pop, chanson

From: Ontario

For Fans of: The Ditty Bops’

“Moon Over the Freeway,” Coeur de pirate, bangs, Amylie, Marcel

Marceau, going for a gondola ride, Stephanie Lapointe, bread dipped in

olive oil, red wine, describing things as being “quaint,” minoring in

some form of Humanities, cupcake trucks.

Bonus: While much of her music

is sung in French, Andrea is actually a native English speaker. In this

, Andrea discusses learning French and being awarded the


award for the Best Francophone album in 2010. I am no expert when it

comes to French, but it sounds to me like she nailed it.



An unforgetable voice with cinematic bursts of


From: NYC but transplanted to


For Fans of: Neko Case,

Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire, Brandi Carlile, curly hair, The

Strokes, lots of necklaces (if her picture is any indication),

sophisticated cocktails, Jeff Buckley, anything labeled

“environmentally responsible,” Freaks

& Geeks

Bonus: If you aren’t saying

“Holy crap” by the three minute mark of this video, you

might not have a heartbeat and should probably consult a doctor. Thank

you to Darcy for introducing

me to this incredible talent.

That’s all for this week! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday and I’ll be

back with more artists to check out next week. In the meantime, feel

free to follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook!

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