The past few years have seen an increase in the number of festivals and events focused on women and nonbinary musicians, though such music events have existed for decades. Are these events needed, helpful, divisive, harmful, or something else entirely for women and nonbinary musicians?
The episode was sparked by Bust Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular on December 9 & 10. Femchord was there, along with Female Frequency. Part of the event was a music festival featuring women-driven musicians like Haybaby and Fiona Silver.
In this episode we discuss recent news around these events including the opinions of some women musicians, and new festivals that focus on women and nonbinary artists. We play music by artists featured at events like the Bust Magazine Craftacular, Babe’s All Rock, Moogfest, and Venus Fest.
Haybaby – New Friends – Sleepy Kids
Fiona Silver – Here Comes the Fall – Here Comes the Fall (Single)
Parrot Dream – Jungle – Jungle EP
Grouper – Children – Children (Single)
Amber Mark – Way Back – 3:33 am
Kaitlin Aurelia Smith – An Intention – The Kid
Verdigrls – I Don’t Wanna Get in Trouble – Verdigrls
Fruit & Flowers – Out of Touch – Drug Tax
Lucy Dacus – Night Shift – Night Shift (Single)