Your Weekly Women to Listen To: Light This City, Marsha Ambrosius, Ana da Silva and more

Yay we’ve made it to another Wednesday! Unfortunately, I woke up this morning with a strange allergic reaction to something and my face looks like someone took a red marker and doodled on it. Wow, that sounds a lot worse than it should have. In any case, here are ten more incredible artists you should check out if you already haven’t.

The Bangles

File Under: ’80s pop rock legends whose music holds up as well today as it did back then.
From: California
For Fans Of: Bananarama, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson vs. Tiffany, tambourine, VH1: Behind the Music, The Go-Gos, leg warmers.
Bonus: Lead singer Susanna Hoffs is still one of the best-looking front-women to have ever been in front of the mic.

Sara Valenzuela

File Under: Alt pop seduction
From: Mexico
For Fans Of: A Fine Frenzy, Julieta Venegas, Sarah McLachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstacy, satin sheets, tapenade, sexting.
Bonus: Her song “Lado Este” has always hit me right where it counted – so naturally it has been on many a mix tape that I’ve made. Share it with someone you love.

Rainbow Arabia

File Under: Indie electro-disco that gets the kids to their feet
From: Echo Park, California
For Fans Of: Ladytron, The Concretes, Crystal Castles, M.I.A., Dance Dance Party Party, Dance Yourself To Death’s cover of “Metal,” My Gold Mask, large sunglasses, red lipstick, torn pantyhose under coochie cutters.
Bonus: Check out their bizarre/fantastic music video for “Omar K, which reminds me of what I’d like to do every time I go to Whole Foods.

Lauryn Hill

File Under: Hip-Hop, soul, R&B, poet, a little cray but her talent is unquestionable
From: New Jersey
For Fans Of: Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, Rihanna, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Amy Winehouse (I hated writing that but it’s true), lollipops, big hoops, sitting on the stoop of your building.
Bonus: While she hasn’t put out a new album since her MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 came out in 2002, her debut solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is still one of my favorites (and I also celebrate Sister Act 2 by singing “Oh Happy Day” on a regular basis).

Ana da Silva

File Under: Experimental electronic art house
From: UK
For Fans Of: The Raincoats, Chicks on Speed, Nico, Darren Aronofsky movies (besides Black Swan), dimly lit coffee houses, open mic nights, Coco Rosie (a little bit of a stretch), Anne Clark
Bonus: Da Silva was one of the founding members of The Raincoats, which was one of the most influential all-female post-punk bands to form in the late ’70s.