Your Weekly Women to Listen to: Priscilla Ahn, PJ Harvey, Ely Guerra and more

Hello beauties! It’s another rainy day over here and I’ve managed to stub at least four of my toes since yesterday and am still reeling in pain. Since I need a little pick-me-up, I’ve decided that the first five ladies I include today will be some of my very favorites. Please keep in mind that I have a lot of favorites; that’s what happens when you have spent almost every cent you’ve earned on going to concerts or buying albums.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Missy Elliott

File Under: The hippest of the hop that’ll make you shake your stanky leg and twerk it like no other.

From: Virginia

For Fans Of: Timbaland, Outkast, Ciara, TLC, dancing, humor, being a step ahead of the rest

Bonus: She’s not afraid to tell you about her "cute face, chubby waist."

PJ Harvey

File Under: One of the most intriguing, influential and unique singer/songwriters out there. Emotional rock & roll that goes from desperation to vengeance in half a second.

From: The UK

For Fans Of: Finding beauty in imperfection, storytelling, dramatic soundscapes both haunting and beautiful, herbal tea, fun houses, extremes.

Bonus: On top of being an amazing musician, Polly Jean is also an accomplished sculptor. For those of you who haven’t given PJ a chance, you may want to start out with Is This Desire? or Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea.

Bjork

File Under: An enigmatic artist who is also one of the most influential – though many people don’t even realize how much she has touched the work of other musicians. She has pretty much worked every combination of punk, electronic, experimental and choral you can imagine.

From: Iceland

For Fans Of: Raging out while dancing, pixies, A Clockwork Orange, Portishead, The Knife, Tori Amos

Bonus: Music video genius Christopher Cunningham has directed a large number of Bjork’s videos and they are visually stunning and worthy of purchasing on their own. On a gay note, check out his video for my favorite Bjork song, “All is Full of Love. (It’s the name of the mixtape on my cassette tattoo, too.)There are about a million and one remixes of almost all of her songs. Check those out too, they tend to be mind-blowing.

Deee-Lite

File Under: Groovy electro-disco fun for shaking and dancing in your chair to.

From: Formed in NYC

For Fans Of: The ’70s, George Clinton, dancing, funk, clubbing, Yo Gabba Gabba!, feeling the love.

Bonus: Many of you may only know their jam “Groove is in the Heart," but the rest of the songs on World Clique are even better. My very first girlfriend introduced me to that album, we used to play it out in her car and shake our booties while I probably awkwardly held her hand.

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