Since I got to see some really great female acts at Lollaplooza last weekend, I’ve decided to give you the lowdown on some of the performers. I’m going to skip talking about Lady Gaga, though, because she is an enigma who has already taken over the hearts and minds of most of the world.
File Under: Hip-Hop, neo-soul, righteous babe, amazing entertainer, poet
From: Dallas, TX
For fans of: Jill Scott, Outkast, Sade, being funkdafied
Your bonus to yourself should be to go out and get Mama’s Gun and her live album from ’97. These are life-altering
File Under: Alternative rock from a gorgeous Canadian with maybe a tinge of New Wave
From: The great maple leaf country
For fans of: Liz Phair, Tegan and Sara, New Order, ripped jeans (the good kind)
Bonus: Emily Haines is so, so hot
File Under: Electro-pop down-tempo cover artist who hasn’t put an album out yet but it’s in the works!
London, however she literally grew up traveling. Her family raised her
as a performer (she’s a trained trapeze artist, fire swinger and stilt
walker) and was the subject of a documentary about wanderers.
For fans of: Not knowing what’s coming next, remixes, covers
Bonus: She’s worked with Imogen Heap, Sky Ferreira and Ryan Tedder, a huge hit maker.
File Under: Hot, hot, hot sister DJs making music for the kids to dance to
For fans of: Getting nasty on the dancefloor, staring at DJs while they spin, blondes, clubbing, David Guetta
Bonus: One of them was wearing a leather jacket while dancing and spinning in the hot summer heat. Apparently she doesn’t sweat like I do.