It seems like we’ve been creating these quick little Friday night playlists for years now. I’m sure at one point an all-female playlist came about, but it would take too much time to figure that out. Instead, let’s embrace the fact that yesterday (March the 8th) was International Women’s Day, and bust out some jams!
Dum Dum Girls – “Bedroom Eyes”
I heard this on CBC Radio 2 and was instantly caught up in the melody coming from the speakers in my car. Did I listen to the lyrics? Nope; I was too far deep into that catchy indie surf-rock sound.
Jenn Grant – “Sorry Doesn’t Know”
This song is one part groove and one part Jenn. Using her voice as the primary instrument, this song is simple, yet perfect.
Waxahatchee – “Never Been Wrong”
Honest and truthful are words best used to describe Waxahatchee’s album from 2017. I still can’t turn it off, and missing her solo acoustic set during the Dead of Winter festival will haunt me for days on end.
No Doubt – “Sunday Morning”
When it’s all said and done, I often wonder if the later years of Gwen Stefani’s career will take away from the brilliance of how it began. Tragic Kingdom is an all-time great that produced multiple hits. “Sunday Morning” is my pick of the bunch. I also have to give props to local act Hello Delaware for dropping this cover into one of their sets. It unquestionably slayed me.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Hysteric”
Thanks to reading “Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001 – 2011”, I’ve just recently become a Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan. There are songs more punk rock-driven, but the hopeless romantic in me loves this song. Better late than never……right??
Dream Wife – “Somebody” & “Fire”
Speaking of the indie rock sound of the early 2000s in NYC….couldn’t you picture Dream Wife on the same bill as Karen O and company? This group has a perfect blend of indie rock and punk. At times I feel as if I’m listening to an alternative version of Bloc Party. I enjoy this group so much you’re getting two songs.
No Doubt – “I’m Just A Girl”
So I fell down a rabbit hole and ended up listening to Tragic Kingdom, and loved every minute of it. Needless to say a mistake was not made in that decision. What better way to end this Friday night than with this gem. Just A Girl? Get the fuck out of here.