There are times when snarky blogs about the state of the music industry seem wildly out of touch. This would be one of those times.
Another special session convenes today in Austin, with the Texas Legislature's agenda scheduled to address Senate Bill 5, which would virtually eliminate access to abortion facilities across the state. Updates on the state of Amanda Bynes' rap album and what Kanye named his baby can take a back seat for now.
Given that SB 5, if passed, will have a massive impact on the rights of women in this state, it seems far more appropriate to note the supporters of the movement to stop it. In honor of last week's filibuster superwoman, District 10 Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth), and the push for the preservation of women's rights in general, here are dozens of musicians, DJs, music-industry insiders and other artists -- some from far beyond Texas -- who #standwithwendy.
Betty X, Austin-based industrial/metal band
Brant Lee Croucher, Houston country musician
Driver Friendly, Austin-based Warped Tour 2013 band
Har Mar Superstar, indie-rock/R&B musician
Heartless Bastards, Austin-based rock band
Joseph Kahn, film and music video director
Kev Russell, Austin-based roots singer-songwriter
Kill Rock Stars, indie/punk record label
Mike Edison, writer, editor, musician, and spoken-word artist
Rob Sheridan, photographer and designer known for work with Nine Inch Nails
Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder
Ryan Adams, roots-rock singer-songwriter
Sounds in Silence, Seattle-based DJ
The Weeks, Nashville-based alt-country band
Trevor Moore, member, The Whitest Kids U Know
Walker Lukens, Austin-based singer-songwriter
Off With Their Heads, punk band
Jerry Ochoa, Houston musician (Two Star Symphony)
Mandy Moore, pop singer/actress
Molly Ringwald, jazz singer/actress
Sweet Louise, burlesque artist
David Wild, Rolling Stone music critic
Bright Light Social Hour, Austin-based rock band
Black Joe Lewis, Austin-based R&B musician
Lil B, rapper
Justin Capps, UK-based singer-songwriter
Silas Lowe, Austin-based singer-songwriter
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