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
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