Ignoring the hype machine, John Wenz offers his list of the year's best albums, songs, artists and videos. (Warning: May contain Beyoncé.)
Seven female musical acts presented original work and contributed enlightening dialogue about what it's like to be a woman musician in this Q&A/round-robin caught and shot by HN contributor Natasha Richardson.
"[The cello] just feels so right. You know, it's big and warm, but it's dark, too. It's not a simple instrument, but it is a beautiful one."
Held roughly every other month at Clawfoot House in Lincoln, the women's music salon was started as a way for women musicians to experiment, network and share their music in a safe, comfortable space.