Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tonight's show: Raunchy feminist electro-rocker - Peaches!

Tonight we're exploring the life and music of Peaches - a Toronto-born electronic musician who now lives in Berlin. She is known for her sexually explicit lyrics, raunchy costumes, theatrical stage performances and feminist viewpoints. She plays her own instruments, programs her own electronic beats and produces her own albums. Basically, she's an all-around awesome lady and a great feminist icon.

Interviewer: "You knowingly offend a lot of people, Peaches. What offends you?"

Peaches: "The Jonas Brothers."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Track listings from tonight's show: Local female musicians

Since today was Heritage Day, we decided to celebrate Calgary's local musical heritage! We brought you seven tracks by (or featuring) fabulous femmes from our fine city. Here's the listing:

1. Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk - Lost in the Sound
2. Tegan and Sarah - So Jealous
3. Transit feat. Jann Arden - Calgary (check out the video - Mayor Nenshi makes a cameo!)
4. Rae Spoon - Strength from Within
5. Sidney York - Dick & Jane
6. Feist - Limit to your Love
7. Kara Keith - Kick this City

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tonight's show: Amy Winehouse tribute

I don't know if Amy Winehouse would have considered herself a feminist icon (and I'm not sure I even consider her one), but there is no doubt that she was a very talented lady who inspired and influenced many other female singers and songwriters.

Amy's music was influenced by jazz, soul, R&B and girl groups from the 60's. Her frank, sometimes rude, lyrics were partly inspired by the raw grittiness of 1990's female hip-hop artists, such as Salt 'n' Peppa. The old-fashioned R&B sound paired with hip-hop influenced vocals gave her songs a contemporary feel that is unparalleled among other modern R&B singers like Joss Stone or Duffy. Additionally, her lyrics were wise beyond her years; Love is a Losing Game was written when she was in her early twenties, but it sounds like it was written by someone who had lived a long life.

Amy never worried about social approval or let it hold her back. She wrote about her experiences with addiction, love and breakups with brutal honesty. She was never a polished, manufactured performer; her music was specific to her experiences and she wasn't afraid to write songs that were deep, dark and troubling. Many female musicians feel they need to "tone it down" to be commercially successful, but Amy refused to tone it down.

Below is a great video featuring a younger, healthier Amy Winehouse singing Stronger Than Me and playing the guitar. This is how she should be remembered... as a beautiful, talented singer and songwriter. Rest in peace Amy, and thank you for all the wonderful music you made.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Playlist for Dec 27 - Hip Hop / Reggae show

No feminist discussion on our show tonight... just pure and simple hip hop & reggae. Peace!

Jurassic 5 feat. Nelly Furtado - Thin Line
Skad K - Brother
The Kid Daytona - The Hill
The Roots - Right On
Bliss N Eso - Happy in my Hoodie
Rhyme Asylum - Open Mic Surgery
Plan B - Mamma Loves a Crackhead
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - The Master Has Come Back
Chuck Fenda - Herbalist Farmer
Asa - Jailer
Stephen Marley feat. Ben Harper - Inna Di Red
Nappy Riddem - One World Sovereignty  

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tonight: Women in Hip Hop

Hip hop is still a young musical genre - it began in the South Bronx of New York City in the 1970s. It was, and to an extent still is, largely dominated by men. But just as women broke into the work force, politics and everything else that used to be an “old boys club,” women have bust onto the hip hop scene with mad style! Tonight we pay respect to the queens of hip hop.

Tonight's Playlist:

  1. Missy Elliott - I'm Really Hot
  2. Lady Sovereign - Random
  3. Masia One - Return of the Bgirl
  4. Santigold - Creator
  5. Macromantics - Physical
  6. Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue - Whatta Man
  7. Jean Grae - My Crew
  8. Jill Scott featuring Mos Def - Love Rain
  9. God-Des and She - Love You Better
  10. Reema Major - Gucci Bag
  11. Eve - Love is Blind
  12. The Fugees - Fu-gee-la

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mon Aug 2 - Music by Political / Activist Women

Tonight Jennie and Bee are spinning tracks by their fave feisty femmes! A selection of some of the best political/activist female musicians. The track listing will be posted tonight, as we're doing the show! Tune in from 8-9 pm to hear rad tunes by some amazing women.

Please note: There will be no podcast this week. We can't legally podcast music, so you'll just have to catch us live!

Tonight's Track Listing:

1. M.I.A. - Born Free
2. Peaches - I feel Cream
3. Le Tigre - All That Glitters
4. Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice
5. Bitch & Animal - Feminist Housewives
6. Alix Olson - Armpit Hair
7. Tori Amos -  Me And A Gun
8. Ursula Rucker - Letter To A Sister Friend (feat. Vicki Miles)
9. Joan Baez - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Drum & Bass Women of Canada Tour

The DJ world is a notoriously male-dominated industry, so it's awesome to see that a ladies-only drum and bass show is coming to Calgary! Even better... it features CJSW's very own Lotus Queen from the long-standing friday night show Remote Emissions.

Friday May 14
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sals on 17th Ave (529 17th ave S.W. Calgary)
Tickets are $10 at the door, or free before 10:00 pm

Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tonight: Megan & Laura of The Dirty Girl Social Club

Tonight we're hanging out with members of local band, The Dirty Girl Social Club. They are also the pioneers of The Feminine Persuasion, an all-female music showcase that aims to build a tight network and sense of community among local female musicians. The Dirty Girl Social Club have been written up in both FFWD Magazine and BeatRoute for their fun rock tunes and for spearheading their one-of -a-kind showcase. We'll be talking to them about all things from how they started up to the trials and tribulations of being women on the local music scene. Check The Dirty Girl Social Club on Myspace to hear some of their tunes.

Catch us live tonight at 8:00pm MST on CJSW 90.9 FM or

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lilith Fair Announces Artists

Remember... Lilith Fair is BACK, and coming to Calgary this summer!

Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, Erykah Badu, Ke$ha, Tegan and Sara, Miranda Lambert and Metric are among the first artists announced to join Sarah McLachlan on the 2010 Lilith Fair tour.

Read the full press release from Lilith Fair.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday's Playlist

As the solo show host this week, I decided to play songs that have inspired me as a woman and a feminist. Here were my picks:

1. Tori Amos - Silent All These Years
2. Alanis Morisette - You Oughta Know (Acousitc)
3. Alix Olsen - Eve's Mouth
4. Macromantics - Scorch
5. Bjork - Big Time Sensuality
6. Sarah Harmer - Lode Star
7. Bic Runga - When I See You Smile

Please note that there is NO PODCAST this week. Due to copywrite issues, we are not allowed to podcast songs.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lilith Fair is Back!

Lilith Fair - the concert that celebrates amazing women in music - is BACK! The fair was founded in 1997 by Canadian singer / songwriter Sarah McLachlan and others, and ran for only two years (until 1999).

It was just announced yesterday that Lilith Fair will return in the summer of 2010, and Calgary will be on it's list of stops! We can't wait! Check the Lilith Fair website for details.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tonight's Show: The Exploitation of Women in Hip Hop Culture

Tune in tonight to hear a discussion about misogyny in rap music. In particular, we will look at how black women are sexually exploited in rap music videos.

A video that we will discuss in detail is Nelly's "Tip Drill" - one of the most perverse rap videos that has been produced. Some of the most offensive scenes involve Nelly swiping a credit card through a woman's ass, throwing money at women's asses, and explicit woman-on-woman sex scenes. I don't want to promote this video, but if you'd like to watch it, you can view it on You Tube. Viewer discretion is advised!

Here are some links to some interesting articles we found related to misogyny in hip hop culture:

Please join us tonight from 8:30 to 9:00pm (MST) on CJSW 90.9 fm, or online at Our show will also be available to download incase you miss it live!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tonight's Show - Music To Your Feminist Ears

Geea and I have selected some delicious tunes to play from artists we'd like to share with you. So, please join us tonight for a special Musical Edition of Yeah, What She Said. We might mix it up with different genres (i.e. feminist friendly punk, electro, soul and folk...) so that you - our favorite people in the world - get a nice blend of flavours to enjoy on your Monday evening.

Join us live at 8:30 pm (MST) on CJSW 90.9FM and

The Playlist

Pretty Girls Make Graves - Pyrite Pedestal from Elan Vital (2006)

The Distillers - The Young Crazed Peeling from Sing Sing Death House (2002)

Sonic Youth - Making The Nature Scene from Confusion Is Sex/Kill Yr Idols (1983)

Ani DiFranco - Round A Pole from Red Letter Year (2008)

Pink - Stupid Girls from I'm Not Dead (2006)

Esthero - That Girl from Breath From Another (1998)

Fever Ray - When I Grow Up from Fever Ray (2009)