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Legalized CO Summer Music Mix ’14

Legalized CO Summer Music Mix ’14

Summer fun forever!  The summer concert season at Red Rocks Amphitheatre came to a close earlier this month. As autumn takes hold, I’m feeling nostalgic for the heat and the fun of summer.  Listening to the live music at outdoor concerts and festivals is one of life’s greatest joys, especially if the show is at […]

Ultimate List of Ani Difranco Playlists

Ultimate List of Ani Difranco Playlists

If you’ve ever seen Ani Difranco play live, you understand why she demands a list of playlists: she may be tiny, but her voice and her music are intensely powerful. She plays her guitars so hard that she breaks fingers playing and has to switch instruments between each and every song. Ani  is an inspiring […]

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for a Broken Heart

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco for a Broken Heart

Ani Difranco’s first song on her first album remains one of her most powerful songs. It was also written about the end of a romantic relationship. The song in question, of course, is “Both Hands.” She’s had several decades of life experience since then and has harnessed her pain and sadness to create some of […]

PLAYLIST: Inspiring Ani Difranco for Changing the World

PLAYLIST: Inspiring Ani Difranco for Changing the World

One of the most amazing things about Ani Difranco is how she uses her music as a call to action for her listeners. She’s not content to sell albums and collect money; she wants to inspire her fans to live their best possible lives. When you’re having trouble finding your reason to fight, or if […]

PLAYLIST: Party Prep/Upbeat Ani Difranco

PLAYLIST: Party Prep/Upbeat Ani Difranco

Although she’s known for sad and angry music, Ani Difranco also has some peppy, upbeat songs that are guaranteed to put a spring in your step. Most of these songs have a full band backing Ani’s vocals and guitar playing, making for some really dance-worthy tunes. Next time you’re getting ready for a party or […]

PLAYLIST: Songs to Sob to by Ani Difranco

PLAYLIST: Songs to Sob to by Ani Difranco

In addition to Ani for a Broken Heart, there’s a wide range of sorrowful tunes by Ani Difranco that don’t explicitly focus on break-ups. She touches on the struggles of being a woman, of being a child of divorce, of being the one to end a relationship, and many other real experiences. If you’re feeling […]

PLAYLIST: The Best of Angry Ani Difranco

PLAYLIST: The Best of Angry Ani Difranco

  Sometimes, you just need to explode. And when you can’t, you need someplace for all that pent-up rage to vent. Ani Difranco has long had a reputation as an “angry girl” singer, in no small part because of her ability to give rational voice to one of the least rational of emotions. The next […]

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco Gets Political

PLAYLIST: Ani Difranco Gets Political

Ani Difranco has been active in politics since her career began. She has been encouraging her audience to vote for years, and her songs often explore different topics of note in a passionate, graceful manner. From gun control to institutionalized racism to police brutality and oversteps, Ani has a song for that. The next time […]