Friday, October 8, 2010

Links & Bits for 10/8/10

The 50 Most Important Queer Women In Music (AfterEllen)
"Popular music is one of the most influential forces of the last century. It has the power to entertain, but also to educate. And with women being a growing force in the industry, it was only a matter of time before lesbian and bisexual women would make themselves known in the very straight, very male-driven music business. With this list of the 50 most important queer women in music, we highlight those females who have proven to be influential, not only to their own specific gay and female communities, but to the world at large, through their being successful musicians and open about their sexuality."

For What It's Worth: Misnomer(S) Break Down Hip Hop Stereotypes (Feministing)
"Misnomer(S) consists of two Korean-American sisters from Buffalo, NY, known on stage as Knewdles and Sos (yes, pronounced noodles and sauce). What sets them apart is not the “novelty” of being Asian female hip-hop artists but how they combine lyrics and instrumentation: Knewdles is an emcee and Sos is a violinist."

The Dreamland of Candy Darling (PopMatters)
"Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar documents the short life of the transsexual actress whom Warhol’s POPism memoir described as “the most striking drag queen I’d ever seen”. Oscar-nominated actress Chloe Sevigny supplies the voice of the Superstar, who grew up on Long Island being entranced by silver screen legends like Kim Novak and Lana Turner."

Carrie Brownstein says goodbye to Monitor Mix (NPR)

Cat Power Plays Every Instrument on Her Upcoming Album (Paste)

Liz Phair Remembers Exile in Guyville (Rolling Stone)
"Everyone who was making indie music knew each other. It was a small group of people," Liz Phair told Rolling Stone, sitting high up in the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas during the weekend anniversary celebration for Matador Records, which released her acclaimed 1993 debut, Exile in Guyville."

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