Sunday, October 29, 2006

Girl Power

My music tastes have swung towards female artists lately, and for some reason, female groups. Here are three groups of ladies I'm currently listening to.

Antigone Rising -- Yes, if you were in a St*rbucks last year around this time you've heard them. I didn't pay attention back then and have just recently started listening to them. I'm not sure why the band is named after the daughter of Oedipus, there's a story there but I just haven't tracked it down. Here's a track from Killer Queen, a Queen tribute album, which is true to the original with some nice harmonies.

Fat Bottomed Girls mp3
(right click, Save Target As)

The Ditty Bops -- These two crack me up! Their songs are hilarious, irreverant and usually include either a harmonica or an accordian. Check them out.

Sister Kate mp3

The Be Good Tanyas -- They're from Vancouver, BC (my home town), so that automatically warrants a listen in my book. Turns out they have an interesting sound.

For The Turnstiles mp3


  1. I recently discovered KT TUNSTALL and am enjoying her Eye to the Telescope cd. I checked my local library's collection and will be taking the Ditty Bops for a test spin soon. I love when people recommend music... thanks!

  2. I also like KT Tunstall. She just released an acoustic CD, and if you can get your hands on an earlier CD called Tracks in July it has some wonderful stuff on it too.

  3. Thanks for the suggestions. I really like the Be Good Tanyas so I'll check out the others.

  4. I am so out of touch with anything musical. I have an audiobook obsession so I never have the radio on anymore and my car's CD player is broken.

    I will check these out, thanks for the suggestions!

  5. Thanks for the suggestions - will check them out.

  6. Thanks for the tunes, Donna. I'm a neanderthal when it comes to music, so I'm always on the lookout for suggestions. The Be Good Tanyas were at the Ottawa Bluesfest this last summer - good stuff.