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Ke$ha is young and lives fast, but she is serious about one thing — her songs

Interview by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 27 November 2009

THE UK POP SCENE is about to be invaded by wild child Ke$ha and her debut single 'Tik Tok'. The 22-year-old LA-born, Nashville-raised daughter of ...

Ke$ha: Cannibal

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 22 November 2010

KE$HA'S MAIN competitor rocks a mean meat dress, but can she rock a couplet like "Your little heart goes pitter-patter/I want your liver on a ...

Ke$ha: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London ****

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 17 December 2010

IT'S EASY TO dismiss Ke$ha as a Primark take on Lady Gaga, but such an appraisal disregards the fact that 23-year-old Kesha Sebert this year ...

Ke$ha: Dancing Up a Storm but Dying to Rock

Profile and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 23 November 2012

LOS ANGELES – At the Third Encore rehearsal studio in North Hollywood, there's a wall decorated with photographs of clients who've prepared there for tours, ...

Ke$ha: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 16 July 2013

AS YOU will grasp from her Twitter handle — @keshasuxx — Kesha Sebert likes to think of herself as mad, bad and dangerous.  ...

Sexism on repeat: how the music industry can break the cycle

Essay by Maura Johnston, The Guardian, 11 March 2016

From Kesha's case against Dr Luke to Miles Kane's objectification of a female journalist, the industry has to admit there's a problem before sexism is ...

Kesha: Brixton Electric, London

Live Review by Pip Williams, The Line of Best Fit, 22 November 2017

There are few secrets in California popstar Kesha's private life. Her battle with anorexia made headlines, whilst her lawsuit against producer and alleged abuser Dr. ...

How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 17 September 2018

An in-depth history of the most important pop innovation of the last 20 years, from Cher's 'Believe' to Kanye West to Migos ...

Activism, Identity Politics, and Pop's Great Awokening

Comment by Jason King, Pitchfork, 11 October 2019

From Beyoncé to Kendrick to Kesha, pop's turn to political activism produced some of the decade's most memorable moments. ...


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