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Listen to Thao Nguyen’s Interview with NPR’s All Things Considered

By Pauline France Thao Nguyen, frontwoman for folk-rock band Thao And The Get Down Stay Down, sat with NPR's Jacki Lyden for an interview on the weekend edition All Things Considered during the band's tour stop in Kansas City on April 13. Nguyen broke...

Lacuna Coil Frontwoman Interviewed by Beyond The Watch

By Pauline France Toronto-based music site Beyond The Watch interviewed Lacuna Coil frontwoman Cristina Scabbia at the Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on April 13. Watch the interview and the band's performance in Toronto below: "Spellbound" "Trip the Darkness"

Egyptian Metallers Massive Scar Era Profiled by Rolling Stone Middle East

By Pauline France Underground Egyptian-based metal band Massive Scar Era is making headlines. We told you about their feature story in The New Yorker. Now, the latest outlet to write about them is Rolling Stone Middle East. Band founder Sherine Amr tells the magazine they've banned...

Thirty-Year-Old Caroline Shaw Wins 2013 Pulitzer For Music

By Pauline France At only 30 years old, composer, singer and violinist Caroline Shaw from Greenville, N.C., has defied many odds. She's one of a few female artists to have scored a Pulitzer in music, and the youngest composer to have...

CeeLo Guitarist Sharon Aguilar Interviewed by Guitar Girl’d

By Pauline France Guitar World writer and WiMN founder Laura Whitmore recently interviewed CeeLo guitarist Sharon Aguilar through her "Guitar Girl'd" column. Aguilar talks about her schooling in L.A.-based music school Musicians Institute, her gear of preference, and how she landed...

Carmen Villain Drops New Track, Preps for Debut Show in N.Y.C.

By Pauline France London-based singer Carmen Villain (A.K.A. Carmen Hillestad) is readying for her debut show on April 23 at restaurant-bar Pianos in N.Y.C. Fans can get a glimpse into her work via the video below for "Easy," which comes off the Villain's...

Listen to Emily Wells’ New Single, “Los Angeles”

By Pauline France Emily Wells' new CD Mama Acoustic Recordings doesn't drop till June 11, but you can preview the album now thanks to NPR, who premiered Wells' new single "Los Angeles." Listen to "Los Angeles" here, and visit Wells' website at www.emilywellsmusic.com.

Lindsey Stirling’s Self-Released Debut Album Sells Over 100,000 Copies

By Pauline France Violinist Lindsey Stirling is celebrating the sale of more than 100,000 copies of her self-titled debut album. Released online in Sept. of 2012, the album merges classical violin with elements of electronic music. The album has reached 81...

Katy Perry Added to Panelists At ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO

By Pauline France The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced the complete schedule and lineup of panelists and events for the 8th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, held April 18-20, 2013, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel...

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...