Sound Check: February 2008

As you probably read in Best. Lesbian. Week.
., Jill Sobule is trying to
raise some money for a charitable cause — her next record. She’s offering thank
yous in the form of an advance copy of the album and free tickets to her
concert if you’re enough of a fan to contribute.

Jill Sobule

, Kaki King, Mika Miko, Office, Sia, Ms. Led and Von Iva have all been confirmed to play next month at South by Southwest
in Austin, Texas.
A month later in Indio,
Calif., Yo Majesty and Tegan and Sara will play at

Montreal-based electro band Lesbians
On Ecstasy
put out a new video for their single "Sisters in the
Struggle." It was recorded in a wooded area by queer video artist K8

Watch Lesbians On Ecstasy’s "Sisters in the

Recently out Australian pop singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has announced American
tour dates for this winter and spring. Her first show in the U.S. is Feb. 25 at San Francisco’s The Independent.

Ore., quartet Swan Island have announced their breakup. They played their last show at the
end of January in their hometown.

Fans of the Ditty Bops can now have their favorite lesbian
couple in their lives all year long — the Bops have produced a 2008 Ditty Bops Save the World
bikini calendar that you can purchase on their website for $19.99. Worth every

On Tour This Month: Patty
Larkin, k.d. lang, Indigo Girls, Sia, God-des and She.

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