Hayley Kiyoko is proving not just to be one of the hottest rising stars in pop music today, but one whose rise as an unabashedly, nay celebratory gay artist signals an important moment for our culture in general.
There are few people for whom the word "icon" seems such a natural fit as for Jane Birkin - international actress, singer, former partner of the late Serge Gainsbourg, namesake of the Hermès "Birkin bag" - but Birkin herself doesn't agree.
On this episode of Soul Sisters, Screaming Females frontwoman Marissa Paternoster tells us how she went from being a young aspiring musician whose early journal entries included such obversational tidbits as, "Today Mandy puked in class. It was funny. Mood: laughing" to becoming a rock powerhouse who Spin once dubbed the 77th greatest guitarist of all time.
Ute Lemper has originated some of the most iconic roles in musical theater, recorded over 30 albums, played the world's most renowned concert halls across the globe and interpreted the work of music's greatest lyricists, and now the German-born but current Manhattanite is set to return to New York's Café Carlyle with her show Rendezvous With Marlene, based on an exchange she had with the late Marlene Dietrich in 1988.
"Just by the nature of the fact that my poems are about women makes them political, which is heartbreaking," Andrea Gibson tells us on this episode of Soul Sisters, in which Jessie and Darah get to break down the personal, the political and the pronoun with the genderqueer poet/performer who has a new album Hey Galaxy and collection of poetry Take Me With You out now, and is on tour for fans to see their unmissable live performances.
Grammy-winning Mexican artist Natalia Lafourcade joined Soul Sisters just before attending the 60th Grammy Awards for her nominated album Musas to tell us about her next album and what awards really mean to her - including the Oscars, now that her song with Miguel in the animated film Coco has been nominated for one of those as well.