One From & For the Artists
Record Review by TC Krentz
|Compilation discs are gaining popularity
mostly thanks to the movie industry. Now establishments like Starbucks
are getting in on the act with hip compilations birthing the "coffeehouse"
genre of music. Compilations are great. Never boring. But they can run
into trouble when they present Sarah McLachlan and Megadeath on the same
Wildfire is a CD out of San Francisco that meets the criteria for a perfect compilation. Handpicked by producer, photographer & local hipster Nicole Roberts, the songs flow together like one long river of great women's music. It's an excellent introduction to likes of Deb Talan, Beth Waters, Michelle Malone and Deb Pasternak. It presents an infectious string of gems from the folk, rock, blues styles.
Rose St House is a concert & workshop space specifically dedicated
to women's music. Venues like this are much needed because as popular
as women's music is becoming, the music industry is still one big Boy's
Club. Every city needs a Rose
KPFA is Northern Cali's premiere radio source of local, original arts & culture. With the continued government cuts to Public Broadcasting, it is important that we the consumer show loyalty to this potential dying breed of media.
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