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Young Girl Fronts Canada-Based Rock Band Motion Device

By Pauline France Motion Device, a female-fronted band from Canada, features some serious female talent. The band is fronted by 11-year-old rock singer Sara Menoudakis, and also features female bassist (Menoudakis' sister) Andrea Menoudakis on the 6-string bass. The group is made...

The Pastels Prep for Comeback Album Slow Summits

By Pauline France Scottish indie pop band The Pastels are prepping for the May 28 release of their latest album, Slow Summits - their comeback material since their 1997 record Illumination. The first single from the album, "Check My Heart," is available to...

Music Talent Needed for Girls World Expo in Riverside, Calif.

By Pauline France Girls World Expo, a day filled with workshops, seminars, exhibits and music, is seeking musician volunteers to perform 2-3 songs during the one-day event on April 28 in Riverside, Calif. This makes for a great opportunity for emerging...

Watch Beyoncé’s ‘Mirrors’ Commercial for Pepsi

By Pauline France Beyoncé's song "Grown Woman" is the soundtrack for one of Pepsi's latest commercials, which features the singer rehearsing bold dance moves in front of mirrors that reflect her past looks. Toward the end of the commercial, Beyoncé asserts...

Hear Avril Lavigne’s New Single, ‘Here’s to Never Growing Up’

By Pauline France A few days ago, Avril Lavigne revealed the cover image for her new single, "Here's to Never Growing Up." Now you can listen to the song, which the singer premiered yesterday. The track is the first single off Lavigne's as-yet...

Music Conductor Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega Named Latina of Influence by Hispanic...

By Pauline France Hispanic Lifestyle held a Latinas of Influence reception in Ontario, Calif., on April 3, where it recognized accomplished women of Hispanic descent. One of the influencers was music director, educator, conductor and community advocate Sonia Marie De Leon...

Watch Lana Del Rey’s Cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Chelsea Hotel No. 2’

By Pauline France Rolling Stone recently posted a video of Lana Del Rey's interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel No. 2," a song he wrote about a fling with singer-songwriter Janis Joplin. The tune comes off Cohen's 1974 album New Skin for...

No Treble Spotlights 16-Year-Old Bass Player Cassie Mann

By Pauline France Our friends at No Treble never leave the ladies behind. The website recently spotlighted bassist Carla Betz, and now profiled young female bass player Cassie Mann. The 16-year-old musician is based in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, and performs in numerous...

Groovy Korean Lady Covers Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan on Traditional Korean Instrument

By Pauline France Talk about groovy innovation. Luna Lee, a young Korean woman, recorded herself jamming out to classic rock anthems like Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" (which she calls "Voodoo Chile"), and Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Scuttle Buttin'," on the gayageum, a...

Orianthi Rocks Out With Contestants on ‘American Idol’

              By Pauline France Orianthi appeared on last night’s (April 3) episode of American Idol jamming out with contestants for their performances during Rock Week. Some of the songs the guitar goddess played alongside each contestant include The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get...