Thursday, June 12, 2008

Grrrl Power! Contest Winners and my faves

Sorry to wait until the last minute to make this decision, but it’s one of the toughest decisions I had to make in a while! I had to call Melissa in for assistance and she helped me narrow things down.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful suggestions, I really enjoyed them all. Here are the six that made me sigh, squee and grin mostly wildly. I need for these people to contact me at stephanie at stephanie kuehnert dot com with their addresses ASAP so I can mail out your prizes! You can review her choices here. I think “Rebel Girl” is the ultimate grrrl power song, but what pushed me over the edge was Civet who is my new favorite band. I am tracking down their album and have already bought a seven inch and t-shirt.

Chlomydia. Her choices are here. The Distillers song is my personal ultimate grrrl power song and she turned me on to Dresden Dolls. Choices here. Atomic Blonde= another new favorite

Tlcadence. Choices here. Gutsy to share your own (amazing!) music and Betty Blowtorch, more new excitement

Anjylle. Choices here. Unbelievably unique picks, appealed to my inner goth girl.

Lexilibrarian. Choices here. This could be my personal grrrl power playlist.

Because I had so many tough choices, I decided to pick three runners-up as well. I have some coverflats for IWBYJR that I will sign and send to these people. I understand it is not a book, so if you don’t want it, it’s cool, but if you do, send me your addresses:

Bookbogan: Choices.

_bac_: Choices.

Leahclifford: Choices.

Now in the spirit of the contest, I would like to share my three current favorite female/female-fronted bands (aside from Civet, whose myspace page, I go and listen to once a day.)

Right now I am really digging Sybris, who are a hometown band, but I discovered them live in Denver: Check out “Oh Man” and “Burnout Babies.”

And I get a billion band friend requests on myspace like everyone else, but very few where I actually get really excited about the band. Full Contact Kitty from Maine is an exception. They were kind enough to send me their CD and it’s in heavy rotation. They remind me a wee bit of Sleater-Kinney. The first song, Luck Soup is my fave.

Last but not least, The Gits are all-time fave, but I’ve been listening to them obsessively lately because I’m really excited about a documentary that’s coming out about them and the tragic death of their extraordinarily talented lead singer Mia Zapata. The doc will have a limited release in certain cities on 4th of July weekend and actually comes out on DVD the same day as IWBYJR releases. Read more about the movie and hear some Gits music here: My all-time favorite Gits song is “Another Shot of Whiskey.”

Feel free to let me know what you think of my choices, the winners’ choices, etc and of course you can always suggest more music *nods enthusiastically*

Oh and if you still want to enter to win a copy of IWBYJR, I’m still running a contest on my website that ends tomorrow at 11:59 PM CST!


Annika said...

Congratulations to the winners! Can't wait to check out some of the music.

Nate B. said...

First off I came across your book on Amazon due to typing in Sleater-Kinney and now can't wait to read it!

Seeing as this post was about music I had a band come to mind, well two actually, first one is a small punk band from allston, MA called Vagiant ( and check out their song seven. Second band is from LA and they are called X (

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Thanks Annika and do enjoy the music.

Nate, thank you so much for coming to my blog. I'm really glad you are excited about the book. Vagiant is awesome! I immediately added them as my myspace friend, very cool band! And I do love me some X :) I hope you really like the book when it comes out!

Nate B. said...

Sad to say it but I found out about Vagiant through Guitar Hero 2 haha with their song FTK. Still there one song that gets stuck in my head easily is Seven. Reminds me of good old 70's punk like The Ramones and Sex Pistols.