A certain someone who shall remain nameless (cough, cough, Karen!), turned 40 recently and dared ask the question, “What 40 albums by female artists should every self-respecting lady own?” Not being one to shy away from a challenge, I humbly suggest these 40 songs and/or albums all touched by a femme for your listening pleasure.
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- a female deer, especially a red deer or sika in and after its third year.
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June is the first (meteorically, magically, symbolically, whatever) month of summer. Time to get those creepy toes polished up and break out the beach towels. It’s also the start of road tripping season, and there is nothing more essential to the perfect vehicular vacation than a well-balanced mixtape. Below is a carefully curated selection of those songs, both new and old, that will put a little gas in your tank and make that foot slightly heavier on the pedal.
A hand-picked selection of songs for Mother's Day, because everyone loves a list.
Against Me! celebrated individuality with a head banging, body slamming, fun-filled rock show at Chicago's Metro on June 19.
Ani DiFranco, accompanied by opening act Chastity Brown, performed a moving show at Chicago's Park West on April 6, 2016.
With amazing sets from Beach House, Carly Rae Jepsen and Julia Holter, Pitchfork Day 1 belonged to the ladies.
The third and final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival will forever be known as sexy Sunday.
Visual and written evidence, inspired by an April 14 performance at Chicago's Civic Opera House, that Liz Phair is the coolest chick in the music business
L7 delivered a relentless rock show full of fury at Chicago's Metro on Aug. 6, 2016.
Lizz Wright and her talented band performed an unforgettable set at Space in Evanston on April 20, 2016.
Old-school hip-hop, modern noise rock and the utterly undefinable kept fans moving on the second day of Pitchfork.
The 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza belonged to the ladies with epic performances by Ellie Goulding, Wolf Alice, Lana Del Rey and many more.
Vérité bewitched Chicago's Schubas on her road to super-stardom.
On Aug. 25, L.A. group Layne treated fans at The Subterranean to songs off their debut EP The Black Hills.