Category: Previews

September 10th, 2018
Your Smith
Your Smith & Baum
Globe Hall
Denver, CO
August 18, 2018
 
Your Smith begins her tour in Denver but will be ending it with the Violent Femmes for October and November. Your Smith recently released her debut, Bad Habit EP that included singles “The Spot” and “Bad Habit.” She is signed to Neon Gold Records, home to Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens. The EP features collaborations with Tommy English, Stint, Nick Davey and more. FEMMUSIC featured “The Spot” in June at:
 
 

Your Smith mixes lyric driven rock with an old school sound that recalls Dusty Springfield meets Sheryl Crow. 
 
After touring with Baum and Rhye she will join the Violent Femmes for the following dates:
Fri 10.26 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
Sun 10.28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Tue 10.30 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Wed 10.31 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Fri 11.2 – Toronto, ON @ The Queen Elizabeth
Sat 11.3 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
Sun 11.4 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
 

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September 1st, 2018
Venusfest
6 Artists to See at Venusfest
Mod Club, Opera House
Toronto, ON
September 20-22, 2018
 
This Canadian Music Festival celebrates feminism in the arts. This 3 day festival includes music performances and a range of artists.
 
Zola Jesus – Zola Jesus is an electronics driven ethereal artist. Her latest album is Okovi. http://zolajesus.com/
 
Bully – Alicia Bognanna fronts this electric 3 piece rock band. Their latest album is Losing http://www.bullythemusic.com/
 
Moor Mother – Describing Moor Mother is a challenge. She is an activist, poet, singer songwriter, hip-hop artist, producer and more. She has a visceral tone to her music that challenges as much as it entertains. Her latest album is Crime Waves. https://www.facebook.com/MoorMother/
 
Partner – Josee Caron & Lucy Niles make up this indie rock group. Their debut album is In Search of Lost Time. https://www.facebook.com/officiallypartners/
 
TiKa – TiKa is an activist, advocate and TV personality. Her latest single is “Debt.” https://www.tikathecreator.com/
 
Vallens – This Alberta 4 piece has had the wind at their backs as they have climbed in the music industry. Their latest EP is Dimmed In My Display. https://www.vallensband.com/

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September 1st, 2018
Grandoozy8 Artists to See at The Inaugural Grandoozy
Overland Park
Denver, CO
September 14-16, 2018
 
From the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands comes Colorado’s next great concert experience. This 3 day festival includes names like Kendrick Lamar & Stevie Wonder. It has 5 stages (6 when you include the Bud Light Dive Bar), which include everything from national headliners to dj’s and dance music. There are events featuring culinary ambassadors at the Detour Denver, craft beers at Arts & Crafts, distillers, spirits and cocktails at The Flight School, and panels and a marketplace dealing with Colorado’s outdoor experience at The Backyard.
 
Bishop Briggs (Scissors Stage, Friday)  –  Bishop Briggs has exploded from her beginnings in 2015 to her debut album Church of Scars. Her latest single is “Baby.” https://bishopbriggs.com/
 
Cherry Glazerr (Scissors Stage, Saturday) – Clementine Creevy is out of control in this rock band. Apocalipstick is their latest album. http://cherry-glazerr.com/
 
Florence + the Machine (Rock Stage, Saturday) –  From day one Florence Welch has been a dynamo. Her latest album is High As Hope. Florence controls the stage and the audience. Don’t miss this set. https://florenceandthemachine.net/
 
Jade Bird (Scissors Stage, Friday) –  This London artist has been sweeping the US this year. In 2017 she released Something American. Her latest single is “Uh Huh.” http://www.jade-bird.com/
 
Kelela (Paper Stage, Sunday)  – Kelela’s 2017 album Take Me Apart featured singles “LMK”, and “Blue Light.” She has been headlining shows since then. http://kelela.co/
 
Mavis Staples (Rock Stage, Sunday) – Mavis Staples is making more news now than ever before. Her latest album is If All I Was Was Black. Staples has been honored by the Kennedy Center and has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. Staples has toured with Bob Dylan. She is a living legend and a force to be reckoned with. https://www.mavisstaples.com/
 
Snow Tha Product (Rock Stage, Saturday) – This California hip-hop artist has been headlining for years and has established herself. She released her full album in 2011, and an EP in 2016. She has been releasing mixtapes since. Her latest single is “Myself.” http://www.snowthaproduct.com/
 
St Vincent (Scissors Stage, Sunday) – Annie Clark is an extraordinary guitarist and singer-songwriter. She has worked with David Bryne and released 5 studio albums including Masseduction. Her singles include “New York”, and “Los Angeles.” http://ilovestvincent.com/
 
 

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August 30th, 2018
Loud Women Fest 
8 Artists to See at  The 3rd Annual Loud Women Fest 
The Dome, Tufnell Park, Boston Music Room
London, UK
September 15, 2018 
 
Zand – Zand is pop rock with an “in your face” realism as evidenced by their video for “Boy Like U” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57iO6yK7150
 
Sister Ghost – Shannon Delores O’Neill leads this 4 piece band which can be hard punk to lyrical songwriting. https://www.facebook.com/sisterghost/
 
The Franklys – This 4 piece is more mainstream akin to The Pretenders meet The Strokes. http://www.thefranklys.com/
 
The Menstrual Cramps – This 4 piece punk band is in your face with their debut album We’re Not Ovaryacting. We first heard of them last year and are waiting for the world tour. https://www.facebook.com/TheMenstrualCramps/
 
Grace Savage – Grace Savage released Control Freak, a follow up to her popular Savage Grace EP.. She is one of the hottest new artists emerging today. See FEMMUSIC’s interview with her. https://gracesavageofficial.com/
 
Wolf Girl – This London 4 piece released a 7″ in 2017 featuring “Moody.” This pop band is prolific in releasing material steadily since 2014. http://www.wearewolfgirl.co.uk/
 
Pussyliquor – PussyLiquor – PussyLiquor is a 5 piece rap & punk band from Brighton. They are led by the vocals of Ari Black. https://www.facebook.com/pxssyliqxor/ See our interview with them at http://femmusic.com/wp/index.php/2017/08/31/pussy-liquor/
 
Ms. Mohammed – We previewed Ms Mohammed last year as part of the Matchwomen’s Festival – Ms Mohammed is another facet of Dana Jade. A reaction to the anti-Islamist Brexitreactionaries she strikes out with an anthem called “Alibi.” http://msmohammed.com/

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August 10th, 2018
Sister Winds festival
Ft. Collins, CO
 
August 26, 2018
 
This celebration of women in music features 2 stages and events from workshops on belly dancing and yoga to fire dancers and a kids village. Artists playing include Ayla Nereo, Nina Storey, Bonnie & Bridget from Elephant Revival, Qbala, Ley Line, Whippoorwill, Las Curanderas, and more. For info visit https://sisterwinds.com/
 

Ayla Nereo

 

Ayla Nereo

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