Best Female Rocker?
My Old Kentucky Blog had this contest last week. Totally subjective, he admitted, but he asked people to write in with their "best female rocker currently making music." The answers inspired me to write an entry that offered up songs or pointed to the many nominees. I honestly don't have an answer to this, which is a little disturbing to me. But I like the following songs and many of the other suggested gals with guitars.
Jenny Lewis, "Rise Up With Fists" (live)
Cat Power (Chan Marshall), "Dreams"
Metric (Emily Haines), "Combat Baby"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Karen O.) "Maps" (live and acoustic)
Fiery Furnaces, (Eleanor Friedberger) "I'm in No Mood"
Neko Case, "That Teenage Feeling"
Others suggested included Dottie Alexander of Of Montreal, Elizabeth Powell from Land of Talk, teenager punker Jemina Pearl of Be Your Pet, Patience of the Grates, Regine Chassagne from Arcade Fire and Amy Millan of Stars (and a new solo CD). By the way, MOKB chose Karen O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. What do you think?
Jenny Lewis, Cat Power, Emily Haines, Fiery Furnaces and Neko Case all have sites too.