Amanda Shires

Monday 8/8: Amanda Shires – Take It Like a Man

This new one is a rather dramatic departure from her previous six albums. It’s also a fearless confessional featuring 10 emotionally raw tracks, produced by Lawrence Rothman (Angel Olsen, Courtney Love.) Upon hearing Amanda for the first time Lawrence said, “I was just mesmerized. I thought she was the new Dolly Parton; Dolly for a new generation.” Tune in to see if you agree. Also, note that Amanda has shows in Asheville and Charlotte in September!
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This past Friday, Beyoncé released her latest album, Renaissance, her first solo album in six years. Her lead single for the album, "BREAK MY SOUL," was heavily influenced by dance beats that have caused many to talk about the return of dance-type music into the mainstream. Complex's Alana Yzola joins us to dig into the album and listen to some tracks.

Amanda Shires: Take It Like a Man review – reimagining country strong

Amanda Shires has long been striving to bring complexity to the subject of gender in a conservative genre. A staple in Nashville’s country music scene since moving from her native Texas in 2004, she broke through with 2016’s intimately observational My Piece of Land, reflecting on her pregnancy and the bittersweet realities of stay-at-home parenting. In 2019 she co-founded the country supergroup the Highwomen alongside Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby as a direct response to their frustrations with country rock radio sidelining women. Alongside her demands for greater racial and gender inclusivity in the genre, she has also been frank on the matter of abortion, not least with The Problem, a 2020 duet on the subject with musician husband Jason Isbell (since re-recorded as Our Problem with a notable cast of guests: Cyndi Lauper, Angie Stone, Linda Perry, Peaches). Although fans have heralded her as a punk kind of country artist, for Shires, her progressive stance comes as a matter of fact, as she told one US magazine: “Fuck it, who needs a career if we have no rights to our bodies?”

Amanda Shires talks new album 'Take It Like A Man'

AMANDA SHIRES: (Singing) I was snared by your wrist. CORLEY: For years, she's been out there making quite a name for herself while also performing alongside country music legends. She's won music awards, formed the country supergroup of female musicians, the Highwomen, performs with her husband's band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, all while releasing solo albums. Her latest was released Friday, and it's called "Take It Like A Man."

More concerts coming to CNY: Young M.A., Trey Lewis, Amanda Shires, burlesque

Some more concerts coming to Central New York have been recently announced. Brooklyn rapper Young M.A., Flipp Dinero and HotBoii will bring “Island Summer” to the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse on Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. Young M.A. is a female hip-hop star known for appearances on Vice News Tonight and other TV shows, plus hit songs like “Ooouuu,” “Big” and the Eminem collaboration “Unaccommodating.” Flipp Dinero hits include “Leave Me Alone” and “How I Move” (feat. Lil Baby).