File Under: Experimental electro-art weirdness
From: Outerspace (but living in Germany)
For Fans Of: The Muppets on acid, electro cabarets, Grace Jones, Aerea Negrot, Bronski Beat, The Dark Crystal
Bonus: Check out this bizarre but beautiful video for her song, “Doorway.”
File Under: K-Pop, R&B, another one of JYP’s protégés
For Fans Of: Alicia Keys, SWV, Keyshia Cole, Jessica Simpson, Angie Stone, The Gap, sunny days, ferris wheels
Bonus: While she’s already big in Asia, J Lim is about to bring her soulful sound to the states and is collaborating with Big Boi from Outkast. This should be very interesting!
File Under: Metal, RAWK, heavy bass
For Fans Of: Disturbed, Metallica, metal chains, black nail polish but not all of your nails painted or at least having some of the polish rubbed off on purpose, Jose Cuervo — no lime no salt
Bonus: The ladies are no longer performing together but singer Sylvya NuVynska (try saying that three times fast) has started a solo project called When Forever Dies so we can look forward to some new music from her.
File Under: Dream pop, surf, ‘60s
From: Costa Rica (one of my favorite places on earth!)
For Fans Of: Best Coast, Vivian Girls, “Rock Lobster”, 3-toed sloths, fresh fruit cups, Warpaint, Dum Dum Girls.
Bonus: Download their track “Street Feelings.”
File Under: Rock ‘n roll divas, breakers of hearts, legends
From: The Wilson sisters are from Seattle
For Fans Of: Voices like none other, sometimes: Styx, Whitesnake, Joan Jett, Melissa Etheridge if she were more hardcore, shredding guitars, big hair, ascots, Other times: Indigo Girls, Pat Benetar, the softer side of Sears, penny-loafers and letterman jackets
Bonus: Ann and Nancy have been playing as Heart since 1974 and were number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”
That’s it for this week. It took me close to nine hours to form these thoughts so please take pity on me. I’ll be back and with more brain power next Wednesday!