Category Archives: KListen

KListen: @TheAlsace – On My Grind feat Alicia Renee

alsace5I have great news that I planned to share with you all a little bit later but y’all know I can’t hold water. Here it goes!

This is my last KListen post! [insert your fake sadface here]. Continue reading KListen: @TheAlsace – On My Grind feat Alicia Renee

KListen: @JessicaBetts “Holding On” #LLcoolJess

291501_194126950652127_5182171_oTwo words: Jessica Betts.

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Now I know some of y’all are squinting at the screen trying to figure how you know that name and that face…. that face.

Jessica Betts was the winner of  Mona Scott-Young (pre-Love and Hip Hop) and Missy Elliot’s reality show, Road To Stardom, back in the day.

Check out youtube for some clips if you want but I can sum up her performances for you pretty simply. Her voice was so soulful and sultry that you didn’t know whether you wanted to slide to church or slide in some… never mind. (Fine Judge Me!)

She seemed to slip off the mainstream radar for a few years after that, coming back in 2012 with this powerhouse jam, “Holding On”.  I still remember the first time I saw this video. I watched with my mouth gaped open and my pearls clutched lol.

Did I say swoon already? Well just in case … swoon.

Take a look. Take a listen. What do you think? Continue reading KListen: @JessicaBetts “Holding On” #LLcoolJess

KListen: Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – “Valerie”

After my obsession with the last KListen song, QueenS by The Satisfaction, there was only one place I could go. I love this song and actually sang it loud and proud on the way into the office today. In case you missed the title of the post, I was crooning along with Amy Winehouse to “Valerie”.

Let me say this before I say another thing, I knoooooow this wasn’t originally written about a woman by a woman. But once Amy sang the first note it became a lesbian song  for a lot of us… or at least for me.

The video is an interesting one. Though Amy was still alive she wasn’t on the video set. Unfortunately, it seemed like a precursor to her untimely demise. Instead, we get to enjoy a bevy of beauties lip-synching for their lives.

RIP Amy.

Take a look. Take a listen. What do you think? Continue reading KListen: Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse – “Valerie”

KListen: Thee Satisfaction (@stasandcat) – QueenS #WorldPride

Seattle-based duo, Thee Satisfaction’s music has been described as “funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics”. Members Cat and Stasia are not only partners in music, but also in love and life.  They have created several BANGING mixtapes since their 2008 debut, “The Weird” and released an EP in 2012 called “awE naturalE”.

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Have you ever had a song that you knew you were feeling, but once you saw the video you fell into full-fledged love? That’s how I feel about this week’s KListen of their song “QueenS”.

Directed by dream hampton, the video for QueenS is simply EPIC. I am still feeling the effects of its subtle sensory overload. Beautiful women … rich textiles… textured tresses. My head is still nodding and my body still swaying to the beat though the song has long stopped playing.

I am crossing fingers and toes that I can check them out during Toronto pride. They will be performing at the Black Weirdo x bklyn boihood x 88 Days of Fortune: Toronto Pride Party @ Tattoo.
Take a look. Take a listen. What do you think?

Continue reading KListen: Thee Satisfaction (@stasandcat) – QueenS #WorldPride

KListen: Joan Armatrading “Love and Affection” [1976]

Not sure if I am in an emo state of mind this morning, but I have been listening to this song over and over.

Before there was Tracy Chapman or Melissa Etheridge, there was Joan Armatrading.  She is a British artist and songwriter, whose career of 40+ years has garnered her three Grammy nominations, several top 10 hits, and numerous other accolades. In 1976, she released “Love and Affection”, which has been a lezzie (well this lezzie’s) favorite ever since.

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KListen: Shire “I Used to LovHer”

We should probably only post music on thursdays since all the KListen songs so far have been throwbacks. Now we promised not to post another 90s joint, so we are taking it back to 2008 with this one.

For those who don’t know, back in the early 2000s, Sisqo had a R&B group called LovHer. They didn’t last long so unless you are from the DMV you might not remember them. Six years after the breakup, Shire the ex-lead singer of the group, came back on the scene with today’s song “I Used to LovHer”. It has been a part of my breakup mix ever since (Yes I have a breakup mix) even though the true meaning of the song is up for interpretation.

Take a look. Take a listen. What do you think? Continue reading KListen: Shire “I Used to LovHer”

KListen: Doria Roberts “Perfect”

Okay. Okay. Yes we have been on 90s lesbian overload with the KListen choices so far. Yes there are other types of music out there. Yes we know there are actually humans out there that don’t love a woman on guitar. So yes we promise to switch it up (well we promise to try) after this one.

But come one the 90s was a great time in lesbian music. Nothing against the musicians of today but [text redacted]. o_O

Moving right along… We are in a little bit of a sentimental mood and have to share one of the all-time best lezzie love songs, Perfect by Doria Roberts.

DISCLAIMER: If you aren’t in love, you can listen to, but don’t blame us if you have the urge to dial up your ex once it’s over.

Enjoy…

Know anyone else we should feature? Let us know.