An effective pop song should make you feel the same as developing a new crush. Annie Fell muses about the beauty and terror of having a crush, and the band that taught her how to embrace it.
Sir Babygirl was known as a memer, then her single “Heels” changed everything. Lizzi Sandell talks to the up-and-coming musician about flirting with girls, world-building, and her upcoming album Crush On Me.
This no-nonsense DJ and radio host is dismantling the stereotype that women are only vocalists in bands, and throwing the best and most inclusive parties in Toronto. By Kristen Cochrane. Photo by Joel Lee.
Back in the 90s, Britney was sold to us as the virginal prick-tease. But does that image have a sell-by date? Here, we look back at the marketing of Britney’s sexuality, from “Baby…” to “Glory” Continue reading ““Not Yet a Woman” – A History of the Marketing of Britney’s Body”
Female sexuality is not only complex—it’s a tug-of-war between arousal and revulsion (sounds cool, right?). Matthew Sanders explores this dichotomy, specifically in the music of girl-powered metal bands Vastum and Couch Slut. Continue reading “The Uncompromising Female Sexuality of Metal Bands Vastum and Couch Slut”
Drake made it cool to be emotional in a genre where “money, cash, hoes” has been the holy prayer. But his whole Nice Guy schtick can be kind of annoying and creepy. Has he finally ditched that persona on his new mixtape? By Kristen Cochrane.
Continue reading “Is Drake Letting Go of his Nice Guy Complex on his new Mixtape, “Views”?”
Breaking news: the battle of the Kylies. Kylie Jenner wants to claim legal ownership of the name Kylie, while Kylie Minogue is like move over bitch. Michel Ghanem reports.
I wrote an essay for the current issue of Purple Magazine about Bimbo Feminism and femininity as parody. P.S. Bimbo Feminism is officially my favorite phrase. xo Karley Continue reading “Bimbo Feminism: A Tale of Identity”
This music video is so lol, I had to share it with you. It’s the new video for RAC’s single, “Back of the Car” (ft. Nate Henricks). Directed by Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks, starring Saturday Night Live‘s Sasheer Zamata and me, Karley, as extremely desperate, pizza-loving lesbians :)
Kristen Cochrane talks with musician Luke Howlin — aka Neocamp — about the essence of camp, playing a character, and his Enya obsession. Continue reading “Neocamp Premiers His New Song, “Tell Me What You Like””