Posts Tagged ‘lilith fair’

The Morning After: Threatened Marriage Edition

* NOM's nationwide "One Man, One Woman" bus tour takes a turn: Dude with sign voices support for lynching gays.

The Relevance of Lilith Fair In 2010

Yesterday, I appeared on WNYC's "Soundcheck Smackdown" to debate the merits of the floundering 2010 Lilith Fair tour. I took the "it kinda sucks!" position; Marisa Meltzer presented the opposite viewpoint. I'm a big fan of Meltzer's book, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution In Music, so it was fun. Bonus: at the end of [...]

Sexist Beatdown: The Inherent Dudeliness of Rock Edition

Male-Dominated Subculture A: Emo.
This week, Tiger Beatdown presents "LADYPALOOZA: The Tiger Beatdown Lilith Fair Experience, But If Lilith Fair Didn't Suck, And Also Were a Blog." In other words, it's ladybloggers talking music, both listening-to (check out this rumination on the "Cuomo/Phair conundrum") and playing it (find out why being in a band with [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: KABBALAH! Edition

Last week, commenters defended boob embroidery, contributed to the campus rape "myth", and  thought of the children. But the comment of the week has to go to Twitter user @KabbalahOregon, a Twitter account devoted to "Keeping It Real and Supporting Those That Keep It REAL! NO FAKES ALLOWED:)" Those That Keep It Real took issue with [...]

A Hierarchy of Lilith Fair Artists

Last week, the initial line-up was announced for next summer's return of Lilith Fair, Sarah McLachlan's late-'90s festival celebrating music made by women. The last Lilith Fair was held over a decade ago, but memories of McLachlan & co.'s earnest acoustic ballads have not faded from public consciousness (nor has the faint smell of sandalwood). [...]

Jessica Simpson Pretends She’s At Lilith Fair

Jessica Simpson never played Lilith Fair. Shame, really. Back when Simpson co-hosted the Nick and Jessica Variety Hour with then-husband Nick Lachey, the pair brought on Jewel to perform one of Simpson's "favorite songs": "Who Will Save Your Soul." Seemingly unable to help herself, Simpson joins in to add her pouty bravado to the mix. [...]

Lilith Fair Is Coming to D.C. Is It Going to Suck?

Lilith Fair—everyone's favorite all-female music festival of the late '90s—is coming back next year, and it's slated to make a stop in Washington, D.C. I am torn.
On the one hand, it was great to see so many successful female musicians all sharing one stage—the original 1997 line-up included Sarah McLachlan, Meredith Brooks, Paula Cole, Shawn [...]