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Got a Girl Crush On: L.A. Record’s All-Female Fronted Halloween Mixtape!
Side A

Side B

Well, we know what we’re listening to on repeat for the remainder of the month. This should help you through your work week and be sure to check out full playlist here.
Compiled by Daiana Feuer aka Karaoke Fever (follow KF on Facebook & Twitter)

Got a Girl Crush On: L.A. Record’s All-Female Fronted Halloween Mixtape!

Side A

Side B

Well, we know what we’re listening to on repeat for the remainder of the month. This should help you through your work week and be sure to check out full playlist here.

Compiled by Daiana Feuer aka Karaoke Fever (follow KF on Facebook & Twitter)

Hey GAGC-
New contributor Jess Meany here with a quick story. I had a good spell of a hangover this past weekend and thought to myself “I’m going to sit in the dark and put together a playlist of the most brutal and badass female-powered hardcore bands I know.” I wanted to put something together that was really going to fuel what was left of my afternoon. So here it is. I dedicate this playlist to finding the deepest, most worthless corners of your mind and rattling them awake. Thanks to Krista Ciminera, the vocal mastermind behind Sorrows to help me build this playlist, and to Meg for humoring me in posting this bad girl up.Not all bands on the list are currently active, but many are and there’s still some great archives online of everyone on the list. Hope everyone found a new favorite band! Go ahead and post some of your own favorite aggressively awesome and talented female musicians in the comments section—I need something to listen to for the rest of the week.
01. Arm Candy - Hysterics
02. White Collar Crime - F-Minus 
03. Don’t Look Down on Me - Dead Ups
04. Change Your Mind - SORROWS NYXHC 
05. Leave Me Alone - Hysterics 
06. The Failure - Unhinged
07. KloNoPiNata - Black Fork
08. Trapped - Death First 
09. Gaining Force - In School 
10. New Generation - Nausea
11. Pummeling the Deceased - Rats in the Walls 
12. Pitchforks and Torches - Replica 
13. Illusion Won Again - Even Worse
14. Obasilisco (The Basilisk) - La Misma
15. Nerd in the Pit - Zombie Dogs  
16. Near Dark, Lebenden Toten
17. Mas Alla… - Permanent Ruin 
18. Downtown - Girls Interrupted Scene

Download here: http://bit.ly/GAGCXHC

And for those who want more reading material and blogs covering rad female hardcore bands:
femalefrontedhardcore.tumblr.com
fuckyeahwomeninpunk.tumblr.compunkwoc.tumblr.com
Later,
Jess
(photo of Replica from AKROPUNK)

Hey GAGC-

New contributor Jess Meany here with a quick story. I had a good spell of a hangover this past weekend and thought to myself “I’m going to sit in the dark and put together a playlist of the most brutal and badass female-powered hardcore bands I know.” I wanted to put something together that was really going to fuel what was left of my afternoon. So here it is. I dedicate this playlist to finding the deepest, most worthless corners of your mind and rattling them awake. Thanks to Krista Ciminera, the vocal mastermind behind Sorrows to help me build this playlist, and to Meg for humoring me in posting this bad girl up.

Not all bands on the list are currently active, but many are and there’s still some great archives online of everyone on the list. Hope everyone found a new favorite band! Go ahead and post some of your own favorite aggressively awesome and talented female musicians in the comments section—I need something to listen to for the rest of the week.

01. Arm Candy - Hysterics
02. White Collar Crime - F-Minus 
03. Don’t Look Down on Me - Dead Ups
04. Change Your Mind - SORROWS NYXHC 
05. Leave Me Alone - Hysterics 
06. The Failure - Unhinged
07. KloNoPiNata - Black Fork
08. Trapped - Death First 
09. Gaining Force - In School 
10. New Generation - Nausea
11. Pummeling the Deceased - Rats in the Walls 
12. Pitchforks and Torches - Replica 
13. Illusion Won Again - Even Worse
14. Obasilisco (The Basilisk) - La Misma
15. Nerd in the Pit - Zombie Dogs  
16. Near Dark, Lebenden Toten
17. Mas Alla… - Permanent Ruin 
18. Downtown - Girls Interrupted Scene
Download here: http://bit.ly/GAGCXHC

And for those who want more reading material and blogs covering rad female hardcore bands:

femalefrontedhardcore.tumblr.com
fuckyeahwomeninpunk.tumblr.com
punkwoc.tumblr.com

Later,

Jess

(photo of Replica from AKROPUNK)

Got a Girl Crush On: Replica

This 3/4 female punk band from Oakland puts on an amazing live show, like the one I saw down by the train tracks in Pittsburgh. They are fast, loud, passionate, unapologetic, and 100% girl crush material.

Got a Girl Crush On: Hurray for the Riff Raff: I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)

A rad girl-gang-themed video, and a chat about how wanderlust can set you free.

Interview by Paula Mejia.

(via rookiemag)

www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com

Got a Girl Crush On: The Julie Ruin’s video for “Just My Kind”

Summer summer summer crushes. Kathleen’s forever our kind.

(Filmed by Carmine Covelli, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz and Brendan Kennedy. Edited by Carmine Covelli)

Got a Girl Crush On: Kaja Gunnufsen - “Faen Ta”

Here’s something I’ve been playing a lot this weekend. I was pleased to find that the video is just as good. Go ahead – give her album Faen Kaja a listen. You won’t be disappointed.

Got a Girl Crush On: tUnE-yArDs new video for “Water Fountain”

It’s like Merril’s Playhouse! This is a Saturday morning tv show we’d totally watch.

Check out her new album Nikki Nack out on May 6th — perfect to kick-off your summer jams!

(our previous crushings on TY can be found: here, here, here, here, and here x^5 !)

Got a Girl Crush On: Edie Brickell & New Bohemians performing “What I Am”

Gotta love nonsensical music video in a prop house! Happy Friday, y’all!

Got a Girl Crush On: Artist Phoebe Little’s field recordings of Indian radio

Nebraska based artist Phoebe Little’s trip abroad yielded some magical gems she recorded and compiled for a TAPE released on new Brooklyn-based alterna distro, Standard Issue. The cassette (yes, as in pre-CD, as in PRE-MP3) is accompanied by artwork in her “signature hyper-detailed, psychedelic style with execution inspired by Indian embroidery.”

Order your copy!

Got a Girl Crush On: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ video for “Retreat.”

Sharon was diagnosed with cancer after she finished recording her new album Give the People What They Want. In an interview with 91.3 WYEP in Pittsburgh, she said the meaning of the song “Retreat” changed during that time.

"They talked about doing an animated video and once I saw the animated video, it was no longer me telling some guy to retreat, it was like me telling the cancer to retreat,” says Sharon.

The video is directed by the crush-worthy animator/filmmaker Lizzi Akana.

Don’t miss the priceless animated booty shake at 1:12.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are on tour now, check out show dates here.