- 6/6/13 – Is 2013 country music’s “year of the woman?”
- 6/5/13 – Kathy Valentine files a lawsuit against the Go-Go’s.
- 3/11/13 – Sheryl Sandberg says women should not pull away from success in her new book, “Lean In.”
- 1/31/12 – A great piece from City Arts on “These Streets” a play about Seattle women in the grunge era.
- 12/20/12 – Almost a year after her tragic death, the Austin Police Department formally close the Esme Barrera murder case.
- 12/20/12 – The always brilliant Maura Johnston reviews the year 2012 in Internet Rage and Sexism.
- 10/3/12 – The Stranger takes a perfect pot shot at Rolling Stone and scores with a Men Who Rock parody.
- 9/14/12 – Maura Johnston, Music Editor of the Village Voice, parts ways with her employer.
- 8/14/12 – Caryn Rose instructs a clueless writer how not to write about women in an audience.
- 8/2/12 – Kudos to Audra Schroeder of the Dallas Observer for calling out sexist music writing BS.
- 7/7/12 – Jailed Pussy Riot members begin a hunger strike.
- 7/6/12 – Digital Music News reports that album sales for the first half of 2012 are down 3.2%.
- 6/24/12 – Terri Roche says all is not rosy when it comes to musician crowd-funding.
- 6/11/12 – Azealia Banks has quit Twitter; now wants to quit rap.
- 6/6/12 – Men are quoted five times more than women in news stories about women’s issues says a (female) writer at the Daily Beast.
- 5/8/12 – What’s it like to audition for The Voice?
- 5/1/12 – After taking the world by storm in her duet with Goyte, Kimbra takes the Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition.
- 4/27/12 – Behind the scenes at Courtney Love’s art show.
- 4/19/12 – Protesters arrested at Pussy Riot hearing today in Moscow.
- 4/12/12 – Idolator names 20 most enduring pop divas.
- 4/7/12 – NPR’s Ann Powers asks how music’s Fractured Femmes (MDNA and Minaj) man up.
- 4/4/12 – Want to know the percentage of women to men in literary magazines? The statistics aren’t too encouraging, folks.
- 3/30/12 – Is it too early to proclaim Nicki Minaj as “the more influential female rapper of all time? Not according to the NY Times.
- 3/22/12 – Ourstage is conducting a national competition to find one band to play all 22 dates of the Warped Tour with your own tour bus. Contest ends Tuesday.
- 3/7/12 – Russian punk band, Pussy Riot, gets arrested for protesting Putin’s election win.
- 2/24/12 – Digital Music News covers a panel discussion on the Golden Age of Music. Is it better or worse now?
- 2/16/12 – VH1′s “100 Greatest Women in Music” series votes Madonna #1.
- 2/13/12 – Sony Music raises the price of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits album by $3.00 as soon as the singer’s death is announced.
- 2/11/12 – Maura Johnson nails it in her Village Voice piece, “How Not to Write about Female Musicians: A Handy Guide.”
- 2/9/12 – Iconic Austin journalist Margaret Moser is clearly not a WIMP – but she’s down with the MEOW tribe!
- 2/7/12 – M.I.A. ignites Super Bowl controversy with a middle finger malfunction during Madonna’s half-time performance.
- 2/1/12 – Hit Like A Girl drummer contest opens today. The contest name is a little cringeworthy, but the prizes are cool.
- 1/30/12 – How did Lana Del Rey feel about the backlash? The day before her debut drops, she tells Rolling Stone, “I felt good about it.”
- 1/27/12 – Washington City Paper asks – where are the women and non-white media critics?
- 1/27/12 – Maura Johnston of the Village Voice on how the Lana Del Rey / Saturday Night Live debacle played out on the Internet. Could sexism have anything to do with it?
- 1/25/12 – The piracy battle excludes artists, says cellist Zoe Keating to Digital Music News. “Neither side has my best interests in mind.”
- 1/24/12 – Some good news (for a change). Although only 5% of films of the top 250 films made since 1998 have been made by women (yikes!), Sundance Film Festival reports that 27% of this year’s films at Sundance were made by women.
- 1/19/12 – Much as we love The Onion, sound guys are not the only ones who can rock a pony tail.
- 1/18/12 – Sinead O’Connor has checked herself into the hospital for depression, reports The Mirror. This news comes after the collapse of her 16-day fourth marriage and Twitter feeds claiming she was “not at all well.” We wish Sinead a quick recovery!
- 1/18/12 – Marcia Ball will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the HBO hit series, “Tremé.” She filmed a small speaking part and performed two songs with her band in New Orleans yesterday.
- 1/18/12 – Music Critic Everett True takes the Australian press to task for clueless, sexist comments in a PJ Harvey concert review.
- 1/10/12 – Coachella has just announced its line-up for 2012. What’s new this year – and sure to be controversial – is that the festival will now be held two consecutive weekends with the exact same line-up both weekends – April 13-15 and again April 20-22. Women on the bill include Cat Power, Santigold and the ubiquitous Florence and the Machine.
- 1/6/12 – Reuters reports that Etta James, who is terminally ill and suffering from leukemia, was released from the hospital on Thursday and is home resting in California. James is 73.
- 1/5/12 – The San Francisco Weekly reports the death of Jennifer ‘Miro’ Anderson, founder of the pioneering punk band The Nuns, at age 54.
- 1/2/12 – Girls Rock Austin counselor Esme Barrera, 29, was murdered in her home after returning from a New Year’s Eve party. No arrests have been made so far but friends have written tributes to Esme and a fund has been established to help her family with expenses. Please donate.
- 12/17/11 – RIP “Barefoot Diva” Cesaria Evora, Grammy winner and native of Cape Verde.
- 12/16/11 – Rachael Maddux dissects “The Rise of Female Rock Writing” in her co-review of two books, Out of the Vinyl Deeps by the late, great Ellen Willis and Record Collecting for Girls by Courtney E. Smith in the Oxford American.
- 12/15/11 – Digital Music News took a recent survey (most likely on Facebook) proving that Facebook “likes” are an artist’s most valued source of fans on social media.
- 12/11/11 – Evelyn McDonell in a recent piece for Salon takes the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to task for neglecting to acknowledge the accomplishments of female artists. We say it’s par for the course. What do you say?
- 12/6/11 – RIP Barbara Orbison. The inspiration for husband Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” succumbed to pancreatic cancer on the 23rd anniversary of Roy’s death.
- 11/16/11 – Lindsay Zoladz claims that today’s musicians grapple with the legacy of riot grrl in her piece for Pitchfork.