Tamar-kali “Boot” music video, 2006 (by mizanmedia)
Ms. Tina Turner
Do I have this on here already?
“I love the intimacy of small venues, I really do, I like that look that people have that they feel like they’re special and they can hear and they can see the band as well.”
“We [female musicians] are able to speak for ourselves through our music rather than being defined and put into the spotlight in a very male kind of groomed way for an obviously predominantly male audience.”
– Shingai Shoniwa
I have yet to catch them live, but just from youtube and stills like these, I can tell that the Noisettes are a powerhouse in concert.
Shingai Shoniwa is probably my favorite current singing bassist (although I just joined a band as the singing bassist, so hopefully that’ll change and I’ll like me better than her. But I kinda doubt that—she’s spectacular!).
Photo by Kmeron
My number one role model, Shingai Shoniwa.
Photo by Karen Yung
Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, 18th December 1977 @ Peter Stone
18.12.77 – Photo by Peter Stone
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Scene from “Oh Bondage Up Yours” by X-Ray Spex
This blog hasn’t yet featured Fefe, and I truthfully can’t figure out how I forgot to put her on here. I really liked her when she first came out while I was in the 9th grade but got over her just as quickly, lol. But she’s still here making music, and I guess if I can put Santigold and Res (in Idle Warship) on this blog that I can put Fefe on here too. Though I put Santigold on this blog mostly because Santigold was in a punk band before becoming, well, Santigold. And Res did rock-y sounded music before she did Idle Warship. Neither one were pop acts. But I digress. Fefe will be on here from now on. 🙂
Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes)
Photo by Phil Bourne