for the love of female fronted bands!

fyqueerlatinxs:

Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Music

Javiera Mena

Javiera Mena is a Chilean indie electronic pop musician who has achieved international acclaim in the indie music scene. Beginning her career in 2001, Mena’s success has been attributed to the rise in social media and the increasing ease with which smaller musicians have been able to share their music through websites like MySpace and YouTube.

Mena is also one of the few publicly out lesbian musicians in Latin America, saying to Spanish gay magazine, Shangay, “If you look up ‘homosexuality in Chile’ on Wikipedia, you’ll read that it is the most conservative country in Latin America. Our Argentinian neighbors already have gay marriage, and here up until recently we didn’t even have a divorce law. So I was very aware when I publicly recognized it [my lesbian identity], because here being a lesbian is still seen as something dark, full of suffering. I want my country to open up in that sense and that’s why I did it [coming out].”

Her latest single “Espada” was released November of 2013 and can be heard below.

Javiera Mena Chile

blackfeministmusic:

Salt N Pepa “Let’s Talk About AIDS” 

This was a remake of the group’s “Let’s Talk About Sex.” The overall message of the original song was having open and honest discussion between sex partners. This remake specifically addresses the AIDS epidemic and encourages safe sex. This song falls in line with a lot of the music and messages from the early 90s, when a lot more open discussion were being had about the illness. 

This message is especially important considering that, still today, Black women are more likely to contract the illness than our white counterparts. There was no blaming or shaming in this song, just education and encouragement to get tested.

Calamity Jane demos



Calamity Jane demos fresh outta philly // recorded at witch house
http://calamityjanephilly.bandcamp.com/

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byebyebatbrains said: a list of woc and qtpoc bands would be amazing - are there any lists out there already?

brujacore:

anotherdayortoo:

brujacore:

Not that I know of! However, I’m gonna start one, right here, right now. I’m sure I’ll miss a few but I’m inviting everyone here to add bands they know. Below are some currently active punk/hardcore/indie/alt bands that are fronted by, or in which half the band is made up of, women of color and/or LGBTQ people of color:

Aye Nako
Sourpatch
Try The Pie
The Younger Lovers
Bloomer
In School
3Jane
Penguin
Cojoba
Negation
Permanent Ruin
The Mighty Paradocs
Downtown Boys
Malportado Kids
Olivia Neutron-John
Tin Vulva
White Noise Supremacists
Omega Sirius Moon
The Ch’izhii’s
Shady Hawkins
Kera and the Lesbians
Heliotropes
Turnip King
La Luz
Habibi
Disparate
The Tuts
Neonates
Sparkleshit
Las Otras
La Misma
Wallflower
Midwest Moms
Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries
Las Robertas
Destruye Y Huye
Replica (CA)
Lozen
Half-Breed
Obama Youth
Rayos X
Tuberculosis
Generación Suicida
Bascom
Crabapple
SBSM
Kurraka
My Parade
Ephemera
Bedrooms
Blood Horses
BATTY
Alyssa of See-Through Girls
Laura of Heavy Bangs
1000 Lights
This Or That
Sarchasm
Punk Funk Mob
Bestfriend/Grrlfriend
Ancient Wing
No Bone
Wizard Apprentice (formerly fat transfer)
Oxygen Facial FKA Melting Wreck
Gorgeous Vermillion
Beast Nest
Sangre de Abajo
Centre
Fanciulla Gentile
Placentaur
No Babies
Apostasis
Kai from Self Defense Family (and Bloomer!)
x1955x
Horregias
Kumbia Queers
The Golfas
Juvenilia
The Breathing Light
Anus Kings
New Bloods
The Discotays
TV Tramps
Miracle Dolls
Bat Vomit
Dead Rez Reflex
Blackfire
Baby Shampoo
Its Morning Somewhere
Helms Alee
JD’s Revenge
Kuzikia
Genders
Criaturas
Big Joanie
Bushoong
Moor Mother Goddess
Atomic Tan Lines
Bike Crash
Ziyoou Vachi (Queen Bee)
Lior from Gay Panic
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in The Dilapidation
Girl in a Coma Langton Drive
Virgin Gun Club
Tragic Gadget

ok, breaking my tumblr break to post this… i added links to all the bands above or well most of them that i could find. this was awesome, so much good music!!

Aye Nako
Sourpatch
Try The Pie
The Younger Lovers
Bloomer
In School
3Jane
Penguin
Cojoba Negation 
Permanent Ruin -
soundcloud / tumblr
The Mighty Paradocs -
facebook // myspace
Downtown Boys
Malportado Kids
Olivia Neutron-John
Tin Vulva
White Noise Supremacists
Omega Sirius Moon
The Ch’izhii’s « does anyone have any music links?
Shady Hawkins
Kera and the Lesbians
Heliotropes
Turnip King
La Luz
Habibi
Disparate
The Tuts
Neonates
Sparkleshit
Las Otras
La Misma
Wallflower
Midwest Moms
Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries
Las Robertas
Destruye Y Huye
Replica (CA)
Lozen ««< ????
Half-Breed
Obama Youth -
facebook
Rayos X -
last.fm
Tuberculosis -
last.fm
Generación Suicida
Bascom (w folks from sourpatch)
Crabapple «««< ???
SBSM
Kurraka
My Parade
Ephemera «< ????
Bedrooms «< is this riiite??
Blood Horses BATTY
Alyssa of
See-Through Girls
Laura of
Heavy Bangs
1000 Lights ««??? 
This Or That ««????
Sarchasm
Punk Funk Mob
Bestfriend/Grrlfriend
Ancient Wing
No Bone
Wizard Apprentice (formerly fat transfer)
Oxygen Facial FKA
Melting Wreck
Gorgeous Vermillion
Beast Nest -
Soundcloud / Tumblr
Sangre de Abajo
Centre «< ???
Fanciulla Gentile -
Soundcloud / Tumblr
Placentaur
No Babies
Apostasis
Kai from Self Defense Family (and Bloomer!) ««???
 x1955x
Horregias -
soundcloud // tumblr
Kumbia Queers
The Golfas -
soundcloud // youtube
Juvenilia
The Breathing Light -
tumblr // facebook
Anus Kings
New Bloods
The Discotays
TV Tramps -
facebook
Miracle Dolls
Bat Vomit - Scum Bastard (Youtube)
Dead Rez Reflex
Blackfire
Baby Shampoo «« ????
Its Morning Somewhere Helms Alee
JD’s Revenge «< ??????
Kuzikia «<??
Genders
Criaturas -
bandcamp // soundcloud
Big Joanie -
bandcamp // soundcloud
Bushoong « ??
Moor Mother Goddess -
soundcloud // bandcamp
Atomic Tan Lines
Bike Crash Ziyoou Vachi (Queen Bee) - youtube ” KUCHISAKE ONNA / 女王蜂 - 口裂け女”
Lior from Gay Panic
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in The Dilapidation - youtube video
Girl in a Coma
Langton Drive - facebook / bandcamp
Virgin Gun Club
Tragic Gadget «< ???

also while looking,
Slash ‘em Up has put together a similar list… many over lap and some new folks : http://slashemup.tumblr.com/post/63077874484/black-girl-friday

OMIGOD SVES THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU RULE XOXOXO <333

WOC QPOC QTPOC

Being Jane Lane - Let’s Get Laid

submission squid-frenzy Being Jane Lane

Two incredible female fronted punk bands are touring the West Coast together! Check them out! Spread the word!

TrashAxis is an experimental band from San Diego, CA. They’re known for combining uncharacteristic elements such as reed instruments, synth, and tuned percussion with grind, metal, and crust. (accordion, sax and keyboard included!)

Man Vs Man is experimental Anarcho-math crust. pro-animal rights, pro-human rights, anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-homophobic anti-machismo bullshit.

http://manvsman.bandcamp.com/

http://trashaxis.bandcamp.com/

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Hey! My friend and I just formed a new female-fronted post hardcore band called The Ocean Cure :) We just released our first single yesterday and could really use the support. Give it a listen and if you like what you hear, help us spread the word! Thanks :D 

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angrywomenofcolorunited:

Women of color in metal

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a fan of rock/metal. Being a woc, it’s extremely tiring not to see women in metal, let alone a woc. You don’t really see people of color too often, especially women in metal, so it’s refreshing and exciting to see women of color rocking out!

From top to bottom

Alexis Brown of Straight Line Stitch (Lead singer)

Ji-In Cho of Krypteria (Lead singer)

Alexia Rodriguez of Eyes set to kill (Lead singer, Lead guitarist)

Jada Pinkett Smith of Wicked wisdom (Lead singer)

Doris Yeh of Chthonic (Bassist)

Stephanie and Ariel Sanson of You only live once (Lead and backup singers)

(Source: angrywocunited)

Straight Line Stitch Krypteria Eyes Set To Kill Wicked Wisdom Chthonic You Only Live Once
theremina:

A group portrait of female punk and new wave musicians in London, August 1980, L-R (back) Debbie Harry of Blondie, Viv Albertine of The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees, (Front) Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, and Pauline Black of The Selecter.

theremina:

A group portrait of female punk and new wave musicians in London, August 1980, L-R (back) Debbie Harry of Blondie, Viv Albertine of The Slits, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie And The Banshees, (Front) Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, and Pauline Black of The Selecter.

Blondie The Slits Siouxsie and the Banshees The Pretenders X-Ray Spex The Selecter

greymay:

Beyond The Screams/Mas Alla de Los Gritos: A U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary - by Martin Sorrondeguy

The Brat The Bags Subsistencia Sbitch Spitboy

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Appreciation Post:

Natalia Noemi Keery-Fisher also known as Natalia Kills is a singer-songwriter and actress of AfroJamaican & Uruguayan descent hailing from England. 

Noemi Keery-Fisher Natalia Kills

greymay:

MRR RADIO SPECIAL: Layla and Golnar’s history lesson for lady punkers.

Intro song:
VULPESS – Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra

Golnar
SADO-NATION – Mom and Pop Democracy
TNT – Razzia
AMA-DOTS – Hit Girls
WILMA – Fast Fascist
ZERO DECONDUITE – Je Suis Mort
THE BRAT – Leave Me Alone

Layla
CHALK CIRCLE – Reflection
NEO-BOYS – Rich Man’s Dream
BOW WOW WOW – Baby on Mars
SUBURBAN LAWNS – My Boyfriend
UNIT 3 PLUS VENUS – Beer

Golnar
NJF – Happy Sad
TOZIBABE – Dezuje
PETTICOATS – Allergy
THE RATS – Broken Wire Telephone
ULTIMO RESORTE – Una Causa Sin Fondo

Layla
MANICH DEPPRESSIVE – Side A
THE NURSE – 1A
THE WRECKS – Lullaby of the Womb
RUTTO – Sa et Haluu

Outro song:
AVENGERS – Cheap Tragedies

YOLO?
I don’t even know anymore.
What that even mean, though?
If you only live once,
Why we keep doing the same shit?
Back where I come from we keep being born again,
And again and again and again.

(Source: rebellatrix)

M.I.A. Sri Lanka

The Tuts - Dump Your Boyfriend (2013)

(Source: blackrockandrollmusic)

The Tuts UK

guerrilla-del-amor:

Angel Haze cover of Mackeless’s “Same Love”

Hi mom
I’m really scared right now, but I have to

At age thirteen, my mom knew I wasn’t straight
She didn’t understand, but she had so much to say
She sat me on the couch, looked me straight in my face
And said you’ll burn in hell or probably die of AIDS
It’s funny now, but at thirteen it was pain
To be almost sure of who you are and have it ripped away
And I’m sorry if it’s too real for some of you to fathom
But hate for who you love is not exactly what you’d imagine
And I guess it was disastrous
Because everything that happened afterwards was just madness
Locked away for two years to keep me on the inside
Because she’d rather see a part of me die than me thrive
And it’s tougher when it’s something you can’t deny
And ignorance teaches us it’s something you decide
You’re driven by your choices, an optical illusion
Here’s to understanding it’s not always confusion

[Hook]
And I can’t change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
And I can’t change
Even if I tried, even if I wanted to
My love, my love, my love
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm
She keeps me warm

I’ve walked the halls of my school
And I’ve seen kids hide behind walls and footballs and things like pride
I’ve seen innocent children suffer beneath bruises
Suffer beneath every single hand that chooses ignorance
Fuck your religion
Fuck constitutions
Fuck superstitions
There are no lakes of fire; they’re here on earth
And the only thing to do is put love first

And so I stand for the boy who died by his hand
To the sound of his father screaming “Woman loves man”
“This is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve”
And I stand for the girl with the cuts up her sleeve
And the heart in her hand and a chip on her shoulder
And I stand for it all until ignorance is over
This is for you, for knowing who you are
For never letting your magic outside of your heart
Be you, be brave, and understand that things do change
I accept you for you when I don’t understand
And I love you for you because this is who I am
I accepted you for you when I didn’t understand
Now love me for me ‘cause this is who I am

[Hook]

Here’s a message to the people who just don’t get it:
Love is love
There is no difference
Not a medication to fix it
There is no prescription
No rehab to visit
It is not an addiction
It’s love and it’s selfless
It’s yours and everybody else’s
So don’t badger and abuse the solemnly defenseless
See us as yourself
There’s no equality in difference
Until we all get it, we’ll be drowning in the same blood
Despite orientation, we all feel the same love
We’ll be drowning in the same blood
Despite orientation, we all feel the same love

[Hook]

We are boxed in and labeled
Before we’re ever able to speak who we believe we are
Or who we dream we’ll become
Like drum beats forever changing their rhythm
I am living today as someone I had not yet become yesterday
And tonight I’ll only borrow pieces of who I am today
To carry with me to tomorrow
No, I’m not gay
No, I’m not straight
And I sure as hell am not bisexual
Damn it I am whoever I am when I am it
Loving whoever you are when the stars shine
And whoever you’ll be when the sun rises
So here’s to being able
Here’s to love
Here’s to loving just because
Here’s to acceptance
Here’s to never fearing the fear of rejection
Here’s to love and never neglecting who you feel you are
Here’s to bullies because beatings cannot last forever
Heres’ to the moment you realize things do get better
Here’s to the parents who will get it when its too late
Here’s to second chances
Here’s to new fate
Here’s to every single moment you’ve ever had to hide you
Here’s to the single star shining bright inside you, asking you to guide you
Here’s to who you’ll be when you figure it all out
Here’s to momentary doubt
Here’s to feeling, because we all feel it the same
Here’s to the moment that things will change
Because we all feel love, we all feel it the same
Here’s to love, here’s to change

Angel Haze