Sound Check: November 2007


Speaking of the twins, Tegan and Sara recently released the second video for the title track of their most recent album, The Con. The girls are currently on their U.S. tour with hip-hop trio Northern State.

Katie Sketch, the androgynous model and former vocalist of Canadian band The Organ, has a new act called Mermaids, which debuted with a few songs on Canada’s late-night talk show Eyes on Toronto the last week of October. Hopefully there will be recordings or other appearances to follow.

Katie Sketch

On Oct. 26, former girlfriends and Sleater-Kinney members Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker performed under the moniker Electro Domestico with two other ladies in Portland to benefit the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. The Willamette Week reports that they performed songs by The Eagles, Linda Ronstandt, The Ramones and The Kinks, and Carrie performed a few solo originals.

Melissa Etheridge will perform her Academy Award-winning song "I Need to Wake Up" at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Norway on Dec. 11. This year’s Peace Prize winner, Al Gore, invited her to perform the song that was originally written for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

Watch the video for "I Need to Wake Up" by Melissa Etheridge below:

Lastly, check out the following lovely lady acts on tour now: Uh Huh Her, The Cliks, Mary Gauthier, Meshell Ndegeocello, Melissa Ferrick, Bunny Rabbit and Girl in a Coma.

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