Ex-Blondie bassist Greta Brinkman said it best when referring to women in the music scene in the 1980's:"At that time, there was this shining moment in American DIY music when everybody was in their own bands, driving around in the back of a beat-up van and putting on shows in their basement. And every band had at least one woman in, it seemed, it was no big deal. It wasn't until the late 1980s when everything went testosterone-mad that the scene became hostile ... Read More
And here, ladies and perhaps gentlemen, is something I know much less about, but is still incredibly awesome. Check out this new video from Invincible + Waajeed, Detroit Summer/Emergence. First watch analysis? Straight up city summers, sweating the moment you get out the door even though you took a shower 20 minutes ago, wearing as little clothing as possible even though you have more jeans and tshirts than anything else, dresses even though you don't feel dressy, ... Read More
No Doubt and I go way back. As in, Tragic Kingdom could very well be my favorite album ever (yep, I almost said it...it's that serious), and it's the oldest CD I own. I think I asked for it for Christmas or something when I was in 5th grade. It got scratched all to hell and only finally stopped working and started skipping about 2ish years ago. As in, the first song I ever sang at a talent show was Suspension Without Suspense from Return of Saturn. As in, when we ... Read More
Uh oh. Looks like California Gurls are no longer good enough for Russell Brand. And by that I mean, I'm sure he and Katy Perry are fine. Russell just tweeted this pic from the set of their remake of Arthur with the words, "At last. A bath from Helen Mirren. Never has getting clean been more dirty." It obviously worked to get the word out because I had no clue about the movie until this moment. Oh well, I guess everywhere's just a Love Ranch to Helen now. [image: ... Read More
If you like women, rock, and women in rock (which…let’s face it, who doesn’t?), then you should probably make it a point to head to Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker on August 18th. Why? Because they are presenting an NYC Women in Rock show, duh. Doors are at 6:30, show’s at 7. Get there fast for your $12 tickets; seems that this thing could fill up and there’s only so much room! The acts include: Hypodive, Jennings, Lily Sparks, Anna ... Read More