Your Weekly Women to Listen to: Kristen Ford, Chelsea Wolfe and more


Hello there! I’ve been having a hard time putting a string of words
together in a coherent manner so far this morning as my brain seems to
be wanting to jump from thought to thought. Funnily enough, it’s making
my first recommendation a perfect one (in my humble opinion) for
someone joining me in a never-ending daydream. Welcome, have a flower.

We’ve got a couple of fun music-related things coming up this weekend
that I wanted to make sure were on your radar. First, the cool kids
over at MTV Hive have booked a special show with The Kills to celebrate the
band’s 10th anniversary and we’ll be streaming it live on our site.
Let’s be honest, everyone needs a little more Allison Mosshart in their lives.
Secondly, I’ll be live-tweeting the Grammys
for AfterEllen this Sunday. If you’re watching and want to play along
with me, make sure you say “hey, girl, hey” to the @AfterEllen

Labryinth Ear

File Under: Therapeutic electronic

From: London

For Fans of: Massive Attack,
Boards of Canada, gastro-pubs, asymmetric haircuts, documentaries on the National Geographic network, Purity
Ring, non-bourgeois martini bars.

Bonus: The duo’s EP, Apparitions, came out yesterday and
has been getting some great remix love already. Watch this massively
beautiful video for their song “Amber.” (NSFW)

Her Majesty & The Wolves

Dance Pop

From: L.A.

For Fans of: Idle
Warship with more R&B and less rap, Kylie Minogue, ATC’s “All
Around The World”, video bars, Calvin Harris, dance clubs with table
service, Black Eyed Peas, spin classes at the gym, bedazzling your
fingernails, Making The Band-style show soundtracks.

Bonus: Thank you to my
partner in musical crime, Adri,
for another great suggestion. I was being a Judge Judy when I first saw
Adri’s email and it said singer Kimberly
was a former Pussycat
. Thankfully I am an open-minded gal and gave the music a
spin. You can grab a free download over at their Facebook page. Listen to “Glaciers” below and get
ready to booty bounce in 5, 4, 3, 2…

Kristen Ford

File Under: Reggae-infused folk(ish) rock


For Fans of: Daphne Willis’s What to Say album, in some ways
Kimya Dawson, Lynn Miles, using the word “wacky” in everyday
conversation, used bookstores, open mic nights, chai tea, Toshi Reagon,

Bonus:Kristen is a member of our lady-loving club and her songs don’t
hide behind ambiguous pronouns, which I really appreciate.

Kid Tiger

Dramatic indie rock punctuated by some awesome violin

From: Carbondale, Illinois

For Fans of: The Shondes,
Company of Thieves, art house films, big parties with cheap beer,
sweaty people and the possibility of fire dancers, The Dresden Dolls,
taquitos as its own food group, flannel, knowing that the night time
is the right time, a darker Tilly & The Wall (Wild Like Children era).

Bonus: I found this band very
randomly while scrolling through Reddit and I’m really impressed with their sound.
I haven’t been able to find a whole lot about them but if they keep up
their touring, I’d imagine they’ll have nice-sized following in no time.


Dark indie operatic rock


For Fans of: PJ Harvey,
finding your way out of dangerous situations, Portishead, Ann Rice
novels, Austra, scars, Laurel Halo, Antony & The Johnsons “Fistful
of Love,” painful realism (i.e. pictures of physical trauma as art),

Bonus: Chelsea recently did a
stunning performance at the Room 205
studio which they accurately suggest watching after “…you get
yourself into a gloomy Portishead-meets-Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
state of mind.”

That’s all for this week, but please join me on Twitter for the Grammys
this Sunday. I’ll be tweeting from the AfterEllen account on that day
but you can feel free to follow my @ChubbyJones
on the regular, friend me on Facebook or drop me a note to suggest an artist for me to
include in this column.

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