Your Weekly Women to Listen To: Bahamadia, Shonen Knife, Olivia Ruiz and more


Welcome to Wednesday everybody! I’ve had a very busy day so far and it’s about to get busier. Tonight I’m meeting up with some old coworkers and we’re going to catch up over wine, crackers and my dogs and cats jumping all over them. I am now officially that crazy pet lady. I’m going to own it and do it with fierceness. Speaking of fierce, let’s check out some music.

Carla Morrison

File Under: A voice like a ray of sunshine
From: Mexico
For Fans of: Feist, riding tandem bicycles, picnics, fresh berries, Coeur de Pirate, Julieta Venegas
Bonus: Carla was recently a guest DJ on NPR’s Alt Latino show and played a few of her favorites – who you might want to check out as well.


File Under: Sensual hip hop and soul
From: Philly
For Fans of: Erykah Badu, The Roots, Rah Digga, hot breakfast foods, Kangol hats
Bonus: It might be old, but it’s still a great feature article on Ms. Bahamadia.

Javiera Mena

File Under: Electro-pop disco
From: Chile
For Fans of: Ladytron, The Concretes, getting miners out of collapsed wells, jeggings, Sally Shapiro
Bonus: Check out her single, “Hasta La Verdad.”

Shonen Knife

File Under: Japanese rock foodies
From: Japan
For fans of: Anime, Cibo Matto, Sonic Youth, The Breeders, ice cream sprinkles, high fives.
Bonus: With Christmas coming up, here’s a Shonen Knife original, “Space Christmas.”

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