Live Review

The Please Please Me Shake A Little Harder in 2013


Jessie Torrisi is recently on my radar, so I was glad to come across this. I'm glad she's gotten press. 

As a music writer myself and a woman, though, I did notice the description of her as "sultry, sexy, super-charged."  Would you use those adjectives in your introduction to a male musician? Those words precede even the first mention of her name. I find that problematic because it makes it sound like it's more important for female musicians to be sexy than it is for them to be great artists. I'm not singling you out for this review; I see this kind of thing a lot. And I think as music writers, we should all strive to be more aware of how we talk about people.