Well, friends, we’ve made it to the last Saturday in March. This month flew by, which is unusual for me – typically I’m dealing with seasonal depression around this time, so March crawls past and drags me with it. But this year, I was in the midst of completing Gigs, Guitars and Gender, a six-episode podcast series that explores the role gender plays in the lives of musicians who identify as women, transgender and nonbinary.
Thus, this month’s playlist features musicians from that project – and a second playlist, packed with powerful women in music who never fail to inspire me, just because I couldn’t resist.
Episode six of Gigs, Guitars and Gender, the final episode, summarizes the entire podcast project and its major takeaways; it goes live today, so if you haven’t already checked out the series, feel free to do so. The finale is also only 26 minutes long, which is much shorter than the others (roughly an hour each), so it’s a great starting point for those who can’t commit as much time.
In the meantime, however, I’ve compiled a playlist where you can listen to the music from every artist featured on the podcast. The only artists not on Spotify were TTUM, whose music can be found on SoundCloud, and The Childlike Empress, who provided me with a demo to use in the podcast. As for the rest of the musicians who participated in Gigs, Guitars and Gender, check out the playlist below.
And, since today is the second-to-last day of Women’s History Month, I’ve put together another edition of Tapes by Indientry to celebrate the badass women in music who inspire me to continue in music journalism. This playlist features some new, some old, some underground and some well-known artists, but of course, I had to include Joan Jett and Blondie. Check it out below.