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Playlist: Tune in to International Women’s Day

By Sarah Baker on March 8, 2017


By Sarah Baker and Lina Asfour-Muir

It’s International Women’s Day and the hosts of Ladies First on CHUO 89.1 FM know you need a kickass playlist, so here are 15 songs from 15 all-female feminist bands courtesy of the incredible Ladies First curators. Plug in your headphones, crank up the volume, and let your mind drift to a vision of the world where all people are free as the voices of these fierce female artists.

Dishrags, Vancouver Complication, “I Don’t Love You’ (1978) 🇨🇦

The Slits, Cut, “Typical Girls” (1979)

Liliput, Split / Die Matrosen, “Die Matrosen” (1980)

ESG, Come Away with ESG, “You Make No Sense” (1983)

Malaria!, Malaria!, “Your Turn to Run” (1982)

Raincoats, Moving, “No One’s Little Girl” (1983)

Bikini Kill, Bikini Kill, “Double Dare Ya” (1991)

L-7, Bricks are Heavy, “Pretend We’re Dead” (1992)

Shonen Knife, Rock Animals, “Catnip Dreams” (1994)

Thee Headcoatees, The Sisters Of Suave, “I Gotta Move” (1999)

Bratmobile, Ladies, Women and Girls, “Gimme Brains” (2000)

Vivian Girls, Mauled by Tigers, “No” (2008)

Heathers, Downtown Cop—Single (2015) 🇨🇦

Moss Lime, Zoo du Québec, “I Always Get What I Want” (2015) 🇨🇦

Lonely Parade, No Shade, “Girl” (2016) 🇨🇦

Ladies First is an award-winning weekly live radio show on CHUO 89.1FM from 5–6pm on Thursdays. The show celebrates women in music and the arts from across the globe. The groove is upbeat, styling and “now,” and from time-to-time Ladies First will dial-in with a little help from amazing guests. Keep up with the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Mixcloud. You can hear a repeat broadcast of Ladies First on Tuesday mornings from 7–8am.