This week's theme for Friday Night Videos is Women Who Rock. We'll start gently with a video from the band Pageants. Can't give you much of a back story here, but I've wanted to post this video ever since someone named Max posted a link to the band's Facebook page in a comment on my MFNW post about Avi Buffalo. All that I know is that Pageants apparently consists of one Rebecca Coleman, formerly of Avi Buffalo, that it's dreamy music, and that I'm anxious to hear more from her. So this one's for Rebecca and Pageants.
Last night, I fantasized about hearing Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak jam with Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable. Dueling blondes on guitar. Here's a video of Wye Oak, not from last night's performance but from a recent (March) KEXP appearance.
And here's The Joy Formidable playing, for some reason that's never explained, in a bicycle shop at this year's SXSW:
But for the last word in Women Who Rock, and to solve the equation of Jenn + Ritzy = ?, here's Anita Robinson of Portland's Viva Voce at Bumbershoot:
Hendrix in open-toed heels. And to think, this used to be such a nice blog . . .