Thursday Aug 29, 2013
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By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Google “best songwriters,” and you may be surprised by how few women appear on resulting best-of lists. Mick and Keef get mad cred, as do Elton John and Bernie Taupin. There are a few mentions of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, but many wildly talented women songwriters—like Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Chrissie Hynde, Loretta Lynn, Aimee Mann, Dolly Parton and Patti Smith—garner far fewer mentions, except on lists of “female songwriters.” Thursday Night Girl Fight aims to change that mentality on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW). Discotays, Little Bobby, Post War Germany and other acts cover songs written by women, and it’s a 21-and-over benefit for outsider women’s music fest Gatas y Vatas. Five bucks gets you in; the show kicks off at 8pm.
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