New Music Monday<br />PLAY LIKE A GIRL Edition
By Mike Bailey A little something different this week, On May 5th Madison Media Institute is hosting Play Like a Girl, an event that encourages young women to get creative and collaborative with other music and media minded individuals. In the spirit of Play Like a Girl, I’ve highlight three women – ZZ Ward, Grimes and K. Flay - that are starting to garner attention for their artistic contributions. ZZ Ward refers to her music as “back porch blues meets hip-hop,” she’s currently bringing that unique style to venues across the country as she prepares for the release of her debut album (late summer). You can download her mix tape for FREE, but first you should get acquainted with ZZ via this spotlight on “Last Call with Carson Daly.”
Canada’s Claire Boucher performs under the alias, Grimes and she’s making waves worldwide with what’s been called “a haunting brand of lo-fi dance music,” I like to call it bedroom electronica. Below is a live performance from KEXP (awesome independent radio in Seattle!) that showcases her one-woman performance style.
Finally, Kristine Flaherty a/k/a K. Flay, cut her teeth in the Bay Area hip-hop scene, creating hip-hop informed by strong female artists like Fiona Apple and Liz Phair. Her one-woman show (who needs a band?!) is catching the attention of both hip-hop and indie rock crowds alike. Watch the video for her song “Less Than Zero” and check out her feature on “Last Call with Carson Daly” (what can I say, the guys got good taste in music…). You can also download her new EP, Eyes Shut, over at her website.
Watch The Carson Daily Clip Here. Enjoy! Mike Bailey @oldmanjukebox