File Under: Fashionable electro hip-hop and pop
For Fans of: L’Trimm, Men (the band, not the gender), US Weekly, mani-pedis.
Bonus: HOTTT, out, gal pals. Nom nom nom.
File Under: Queer punk cuties with a political (but fun) edge.
From: San Fran
For Fans of: Riot grrrl, roller derby girls, bruises, screamcore, tube socks
Bonus: These sweethearts are giving away their album Made In VaChina for free!
File Under: Heavily textured alt-rock that is as sexy as it is haunting
For Fans of: The Kills, The Raveonettes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (who they’re on tour with right now), leather, Jack Daniels, sweat.
Bonus: They’re offering a free downloads of their song, “Villain.”
File Under: New wave electropop
For Fans of: Julietta Venagas, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, puffy casual skirts
Bonus: Their bassist’s name is Ricardo Arreola. Now I’m going to spend the rest of my day laughing about nipples.
File Under: Pop rock and R&B with an interesting twist
For Fans of: Taylor Dane, Jessica Simpson, Anastacia, hot chocolate, veggie spring rolls, form-fitting dresses (or women wearing them).
Bonus: While she sings in her native dialect, Da’s voice is definitely ready for a mainstream international crowd. And she’s easy on the eyes, too.
Have an excellent holiday and a very happy new year filled with happiness, love and of course, great music.