Your Weekly Women to Listen To: Light This City, Marsha Ambrosius, Ana da Silva and more


Marsha Ambrosius

File Under: Former Floetry member getting her solo R&B soul on

From: Liverpool

For Fans Of: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, love scenes in Tyler Perry movies.

Bonus: Thanks to AE reader K-Fo for the suggestion. Also make sure you check out her video for “Far Away,” which features a gay couple and addresses homophobia and violence. Warning: make sure you have some Kleenex nearby.

Light This City

File Under: Death Metal, grip it and rip it!

From: San Fran

For Fans Of: electric guitar, screaming, The Agonist, Deadlock, elbowing people out of your way, cutting people off in traffic, flipping the bird.

Bonus: While the band may have broken up, you can still hear singer Laura Nichol and drummer Ben Murray in their new(ish) band, Heartsounds, which is more pop punk than their previous band.

Garfunkel and Oates

File Under: Two girls, a lot of four-letter words and a whole lotta laughs

From: L.A.

For Fans Of: Funny or Die, Saturday Night Live, Second City, Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon.

Bonus: These ladies aren’t just funny singers – they also act! Oh and you may recognize Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) from the “Nuthin’ But A Glee Thang” video.

Patti LuPone

File Under: Showtunes, jazz hands

From: New York

For Fans Of: Broadway, Chicago, Cabare, Gypsy, Noises Off, gay men.

Bonus: Ms. Lupone starred as the mother in one of my favorite television series growing up, Life Goes On. Bring back Corky!

Quiero Club

File Under: Infectious dance poptronica, New Wave

From: Mexico

For Fans Of: Donna Summer remixes, Pet Shop Boys, a much happier Ladytron, Bonjay, flavored chapstick, Cut Copy, high fives, four square (the game not the application).

Bonus: Download their jam, “Las Propiedades del Cobre” and get ready to dance in your chair.

That’s all for this week – I hope you found some tunes that will make your ears a kinder, happier place. As always, feel free to drop me a note to let me know of any other artists I should check out!

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