Larissa Dalle

By Alex Teitz Larissa Dalle is a musician who music is amorphous and entrapping. Her songs paint a bleak and mysterious picture that draws the listener in. Her songs are akin to a crossword puzzle below the surface of surrealist’ painting. In wanting to do this issue, FEMMUSIC knew it would not be complete without […]

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Release Me! – The Indiegrrl Party

By Jeanne Kalosieh Indiegrrl, founded by Holly Figueroa in May of 1998, is a forum for information, networking and conversation about independent music from a female perspective.  Last Thursday, December 2nd, at Acme Underground, Indiegrrl threw Release Me, a party celebrating the album releases of all their artists, as well as celebrating the organization’s achievements.  […]

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Velvet Chain

Artist of the Month – January 2000 Velvet Chain is a Los Angeles based band led by Erika Amato. Velvet Chain is best known for being on The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Soundtrack (TVT Records 1999) with the song, “Strong.” Velvet Chain does much more. Velvet Chain has creative lyrics, and incorporates different percussion and […]

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Indigenous

  by Alex Teitz Indigenous is the name of a Native American Blues/Rock group consisting of four siblings: Mato Nanji on lead vocals and guitar, Wanbdi on drums, Pte on bass, and Horse percussion and congas. All four are Nakota Nation Native Americans from South Dakota. These four have opened for such blues greats as […]

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A New World For Traceyland

by Lisa Olen Tracey Piergross is a 29-year-old singer, songwriter and performer who plays a hippy-chic painted acoustic guitar and percussion. Originally from South New Jersey, Piergross has been living in Central Florida for the past six years.  Although Piergross has never had formal music lessons, she has been performing and recording in-studio live for […]

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Planet Girl

Planet Girl at Shine, Show Review By Jeanne Kalosieh WomanRock (www.womanrock.com) threw a get-to-know-us party on Friday, November 11th at New York City’s swanky club Shine.  Walking into the dimly lit loungey atmosphere was a bit weird – I kept looking for the faded jeans and busted-up guitar cases.  Instead, I paid six bucks for […]

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Lucy Kaplansky

Lucy Kaplansky is an innovator in contemporary folk music. She has played with everyone from Shawn Colvin, to Dar Williams. Last year she was part of the Cry, Cry, Cry CD and tour. This project brought Kaplansky, Dar Williams and Richard Shindell together to record some of their songs from other artists.  Cry, Cry, Cry […]

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LOW

As our recent show review demonstrated Low is not your usual band. Their style is unique. They incorporate sublime vocals to intelligent lyrics. FEMMUSIC was lucky to be able to arrange a last minute interview with Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker. Here’s what they had to say.   FEMMUSIC: How long have you been a […]

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Liz Larizza of Wellville

by: Lisa Olen Liz Larizza, after leaving her Australian homeland, pursued her dream of being a singer/songwriter both in Canada and in the United States. Finally, settling in Orlando, Florida, Liz joined front man SteveBurry in the Beat-Me Ups, which locally, first exhibited Liz’s entrancing vocal style and well-placed harmonies to an engaging flock of […]

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brainiacsDAUGHTER

by Lisa Olen brainiacsDAUGHTER is another unsigned Florida hopeful waiting for their big break. This techno, sci-fi-distorto, rock act — lead by singer/songwriter Kristy Jo Haima, who is a diva in her own sense of the word. Opening for national acts such as K’s Choice, winning a spot in a national Tommy Hilfiger television ad, […]

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