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A.C. Marias, Alisha's Attic, All About Eve, Dot Allison, , Tori Amos, The Amps, Laurie Anderson, Nena Anderson, Leah Andreone, Virginia Astley, Au Pairs, theaudience, The Avengers, Bananarama, Band of Susans, The Bangles, The Bangs, Belly, Berlin, Heidi Berry, Best Coast, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Bikini Kill, Bjork, Blondie, The BlueBonnets, Blush, Bone Orchard, Book of Love, Bow Wow Wow, The Breeders, Kate Bush, The Capsules, Belinda Carlisle, Catatonia, The Catenary Wires, Chvrches, Cinnamon, , Cocteau Twins official, Concrete Blonde, , The Cranberries, Cranes, The Creatures, Cherie Currie, Curve, Brody Dalle, , Martha Davis, , The Delphines, Nina Diaz, Ani Difranco, The Distillers, , Dolly Mixture, The Dollyrots, Tanya Donelly, The Donnas, Dressy Bessy, Anne Dudley, Dum Dum Girls, Echobelly, Elastica, Eurythmics, Evans the Death, Eve's Plum, The Eyeliners, Fanny, Fea, , Flaggs, , Flatmates official, Flaggs, Flying Lizards, Lita Ford, 45 Grave, froSTed, , Fuzzy, Diamanda Galas, Garbage, Lisa Germano, Ghost Dance/ Anne-Marie Hurst, Girl in a Coma, Girls At Our Best, Girlschool, The Gits, The Glossines, , The Go-Go's official, Go Sailor, The Graces, Grimes, Nina Hagen, Toni Halliday, Deborah Harry, PJ Harvey, Julianna Hatfield, Ofra Haza, , Heavenly, Kristin Hersh, Susanna Hoffs, Hole/Courtney Love, Holly & The Italians, Holy Sisters of the Gaga Dada, Honeyblood, House of Schock, Penelope Houston, Chrissie Hynde, Natalie Imbruglia, Indigo Girls, Ivy, Wanda Jackson, Wendy James, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jewel, Grace Jones, The Julie Ruin, Katrina & The Waves, The Katydids, Kenickie, Kitten, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Letters to Cleo, Hilda Lizarazu, Lene Lovich, Lydia Lunch, Lush, Kirsty MacColl, Martha & The Muffins, Marine Research, Cerys Matthews, Mazzy Star, Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Merry Wives of Windsor, Missing Persons, Patricia Morrison, The Motels, , Alison Moyet, The Muffs, Bif Naked, Nico, No Doubt, Nymphs, Sinead O'Connor, Yoko Ono, , Pale Saints, The Pandoras, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson, Liz Phair, Piefight, The Plasmatics, The Pleasure Seekers, Poe, The Pretenders, , The Primitives Official, The Psycho Sisters, Pussy Riot, Racine, The Raincoats, Romeo Void, Frankie Rose, Ruby, The Runaways, St. Etienne, St. Vincent , Salad, Santa Dog, The Secret Goldfish, Nadine Shah, Shallow, Shampoo, The Shangri-Las, Shonen Knife, , The Side Eyes, Silverfish, Sing-Sing, , Siouxsie & The Banshees official, Skeletal Family, Sleater-Kinney, Sleeper, The Slits, Patti Smith, Spinerette, Michael Steele, Strawberry Switchblade, Stretch Princess, The Sugarcubes (Sykurmolarnir), The Sundays, Rachel Sweet, Switchblade Symphony/Tre Lux, Talulah Gosh, Tegan and Sara, 10,000 Maniacs, Tender Trap, The Textones, Throwing Muses, Tiger Trap, The Ting Tings, Torres, Transvision Vamp, Kathy Valentine, Velocity Girl, Suzanne Vega, Veruca Salt, , The Waitresses, Sandy West, We've Got A Fuzzbox & We're Gonna Use It!, Jane Wiedlin, X-Mal Deutschland, X-Ray Spex, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zoey's Trip

Additional Indie Groups


Allo Darlin' (London), Baby Lemonade (Glasgow, Scotland), Bandit Queen (Manchester, England), Black Tambourine (Silver Spring, MD), The Blanche Hudson Weekend (Leeds, England), Birdie (London), Blouse (Porland, OR), The Bodysnatchers (London), The Bristols (France/UK), Broadcast (Birmingham, UK), Cannonball Jane (New York), The Carrots (Austin, TX), Chicklet (Toronto), Class Actress (New York), Cristina [Monet-Palaci] (New York), Cuckooland (Reading, England), The Delphines (Milwaukee, WI), Delta 5 (Leeds, England), The Dinettes (San Diego, CA), The Epoxies (Portland, OR), Eternal Summers (Roanoak, VA), Evans the Death (London), Family Fodder (London), The Fashionettes (New Orleans, LA), Fat Tulips (Nottingham, England), The Feminine Complex (Nashville, TN), The Fireworks (London), Fonda (Los Angeles, CA), Gingerlys (Brooklyn, NY), The Go! Team (Brighton, UK), GGOOLLDD (Milwaukee, WI), Got a Girl (Los Angeles), Gymslips (London, UK), Thee Headcoatees (Chatham, Kent, England), High School Sweethearts (New Jersey), The History of Apple Pie (London), Hospitality (Brooklyn, NY), Hot Pursuit (Harrisonburg, VA), Johnny Boy (Liverpool, England), Kickstand (Lancaster, PA), Les Sans Culottes (Brooklyn, NY), The Like (Los Angeles, CA), Lisbonne (London), Little Red Rocket (Athens, GA), Lois [Maffeo] (Olympia, WA), Sara Lowes (Manchester, UK), Lucius (Brooklyn, NY), Lucky Soul (London), The Luxembourg Signal (Los Angeles, CA), La Luz (Seattle, WA), The Manhattan Love Suicides (Leeds, UK), Barbara Manning (San Diego/Chico, CA), Miaow (Manchester, England), Micachu & The Shapes (Surrey, England), The Mummers (Brighton, England), Lisa Mychols (Los Angeles, CA), Novella (London), Passions (London), Pest 5000 (Canada), Piefight (Portland, OR), The Postmarks (Miami, FL), Prissteens (New York), The Procedure Club (New Haven, CT), The Rondelles (Albuquerque, NM), Frankie Rose (Brooklyn, NY), The School (Cardiff, Wales), September Girls (Dublin, Ireland), La Sera (Los Angeles, CA), Sexy Kids (London), The Siddeleys (London), Sidi Bou Said (London), Sky Larkin (Leeds, England), Slumber Party (Detroit, MI), Brix Smith (American in England), The Smoothies (Chicago, IL), Snowbird (UK/US), The Softies (Vancouver, WA), The Spastics (San Francisco, CA), The Spook School (Edinburgh, Scotland), Stars (Montreal, Canada), Stereo Venus (England/Pakistan), Still Corners (London), Strawberry Story (Darlington, England), Strawberry Whiplash (Glasgow, Scotland), Suddenly, Tammy! (Lancaster, PA), A Sunny Day in Glasgow (Philadelphia, PA), TeenCanteen (Glasgow/Edinburgh), Tennis (Denver, CO), Tesco Chainstore Mascara (Stone, England), Sarabeth Tucek (New York, NY), Tuff Love (Glasgow, Scotland), Twa Toots (Sheerness, England), Velocette, Veronica Falls (London), Laura Watling (Northern California), Janice Whaley (San Francisco, CA), Wild Flag (Portland, OR/Washington DC), Working (Rhode Island), Would-Be-Goods (England), The Yearning (England).

Facebook Pages


Altered Images - Clare Grogan's AI, Laurie Anderson, Leah Andreone, The Avengers, Bananarama, The Bangles, Berlin, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Bjork, Blondie, Bow Wow Wow - Annabella Lwin, Kate Bush, The Capsules, Belinda Carlisle, The Catenary Wires, Cocteau Twins, Cocteau Twins, Cocteau Twins - Liz Fraser, Cocteau Twins, Cherie Currie, Cherie Currie, The Darling Buds, Martha Davis, Nina Diaz, Ani Difranco, The Dollyrots, Dollyrots Street Team, Martha Davis, Tanya Donelly, The Donnas, Dressy Bessy, Dum Dum Girls, The Flatmates, Flaggs, Lita Ford, 45 Grave, Diamanda Galas, Garbage, Girlschool, The Go-Go's, Nina Hagen, PJ Harvey, Kristin Hersh, Susanna Hoffs, Honeyblood, Penelope Houston, Chrissie Hynde, Natalie Imbruglia, Indigo Girls, Wanda Jackson, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Joan Jett IFC, Joan Jett IFC/Media, I Love Joan Jett, Joan Jett & Cherie Currie, Joan Jett's Community, Grace Jones, The Julie Ruin, Kitten, Kittie, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Hilda Lizarazu, Lene Lovich, Mazzy Star, Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Motels, The Muffs, No Doubt, Sinead O'Connor, Liz Phair, Piefight , The Primitives, The Psycho Sisters, Frankie Rose, St. Etienne, St. Vincent, Nadine Shah, Shonen Knife, The Side Eyes, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Siouxsie (closed group), Siouxsie, Skeletal Family, Sleater-Kinney, Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, The Ting Tings, Torres, Kathy Valentine, Suzanne Vega, Veruca Salt, Jane Wiedlin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Gothic/Symphonic


Against Myself (Spain), Alunah (Birmingham, England), Arch Enemy (Sweden), Arkona (Russia), Battlelore (Finland), Black Plague (Roanoke, VA), Blackthorn, Clandestine (Los Angeles, CA), Crysalys (Italy), Darkwell (Austria), Delain (Netherlands), Diabulus in Musica (Spain), Dreamkiller (Greensboro, NC), Dysrider - formerly Trophallaxy (Switzerland), Elis (Leichtenstein), Epica (Netherlands), Edenbridge (Austria), Evolvent (France), Frantic Amber (Sweden), Huntress (Los Angeles), Katra (Finland), Liv Kristine (Norway), Leaves' Eyes (Germany), Lyriel (Germany), Magnetic (Estonia), Mandragora Scream (Italy), Meden Agan (Greece), Metalwings (Bulgaria), Midnattsol (Germany/Norway), Mystica Girls (Mexico), Nervosa (Brazil), Nightwish (Finland), Sad Alice Said (Ukraine), Satyrian (Netherlands), Semblant (Brazil), Serenity (Austria), Stream of Passion (Netherlands), Tristania (Norway), Trophallaxy - see Dysrider; Van Canto (Germany), Visions of Atlantis (Austria), Wildpath (France), Within Temptation (Netherlands), Xandria (Germany)

Foremothers of YinPop: 1950s to 1970s


The Angelettes (Manchester, England, 1970s), Samantha Jones (Liverpool, England), The Murmaids (Los Angeles, CA), Paper Dolls (Northhampton, England, 1960s), Patience & Prudence (Los Angeles, 1950s), Pickettywitch (Birmingham, England, 1960s-1970s), Twinkle [Lynn Annette Ripley] (Surbiton, England) (1960s-1970s)

International YinPop


Argentina: Hilda Lizarazu, Tonolec (traditional)
Australia: Bidston Moss (Melbourne), The Cannanes (Sydney), Even As We Speak (Sydney), Litany (Melbourne), The Pearly Gatecrashers (Sydney), Sally Seltmann/New Buffalo
Belgium: Lio
Bulgaria: Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares (traditional)
Cambodia: Dengue Fever
Colombia: Shakira
Denmark: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Finland: Le Futur Pompiste, Thee Ultra Bimboos, Varttina
France: Les Calamites, Fabienne Delsol, Lolitas, Melody's Echo Chamber (Paris), Laetitia Sadier, Sophie Vaillancourt (Laval)
Germany: Nina Hagen, The Happy Couple (Hamburg), Lemonbabies, Pop Tarts, Stereo Total, X-Mal Deutschland
Hungary: Marta Sebestyen (traditional), Muzsikas (traditional)
Iceland: Bjork, The Sugarcubes, Reptile, Unun
India: Sheila Chandra, Bif Naked
Ireland: Chicks
Jamaica: Grace Jones
Japan: Cibo Matto (New York/Japan), Judy and Mary, Lolita No. 18, The Pebbles, Pizzicato Five (Tokyo), Puffy AmiYumi (Tokyo), Shang Shang Typhoon (Okinawa), Shonen Knife (Osaka), Yuki
Mexico: Porcelana
Native American: Miracle Dolls (Hidatsa/Kiowa), Ulali (Tuscarora/Maya/Apache/Yaqui)
New Zealand: Bachelorette (Christchurch), The Chicks (1960s), Sandy Edmonds (1960s), Look Blue Go Purple (Dunedin), Minisnap (Christchurch)
Norway: The Ethnobabes, Firefly Effect (Oslo), Je Suis Animal (Oslo), Mona & Maria (Oslo), Razika (Mohlenpris), Sissy Wish (Bergen)
Russia: Aerofall, Pussy Riot
South Africa: The Mgababa Queens
Spain: Las Annettes, Los Bonsais, Los Ginkas (Pamplona), The Pepper Pots (Girona), When Nalda Became Punk (Vigo), Wild Balbina (Vigo)
Sweden: The Andersen Tapes, Backfish, The Garlands, Komeda, Hello Saferide/Sakert!, Liechtenstein, Sad Day for Puppets (Blackeberg), Sambassadeur (Gothenburg), The Sweptaways (Stockholm)
Sweden/France: Sibille Attar
Switzerland: Death by Chocolate, LiLiPUT
Switzerland/France: The Carousel
Tunesia/France: Jacqueline Taieb
Yemen/Israel: Ofra Haza

Semi-YinPop (Partial Female Vocals)


Acid House Kings (Sweden), Helen Love (Wales), The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group (Minneapolis, MN), The March Violets (UK), Velocity Girl (College Park, MD)


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