First Aid Kit, the Swedish folk duo comprised of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, are making their second trip to the States to promote their album "The Big Black & The Blue," which will be officially released in North America on May 25th. By the strength of their music, it's surprising to find out that Klara and Johanna are just 17 and 19 years old. Klara's deep and powerful voice is reminiscent of such seasoned players as Neko Case, ... Read More
BY Sophie Johnson in Artsy on May 13, 2010 |
May 15, 2010 marks the 40th International Fluevog Day!Each year, Fluevog Shoes gives away teal laces and 15% off regular prices to customers at retail locations across the globe.
"I remember when we started with the teal laces in 1972. Well, actually it was just me wearing them," says designer John Fluevog. "You should have seen the people staring back then! Now, every person I see on May 15th is wearing teal ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff in Sexy on May 12, 2010 |
It’s okay for women to have sex as long as they don’t enjoy it or actually desire it. That’s so fifty years ago, right? Wrong.
Claudia Bellocq, in her blog, Claudia Bites! writes about being called a slut. Awful from a man, but worse still from woman to woman. Teenage girls do it all the time. When our hormones are raging, when we’re just becoming a sexual being, it's the thing we fling at another girl to hurt her, take her down a notch, ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Boob Tube on May 12, 2010 |
See for yourself what roller derby is all about. Check out the Gotham Girls Roller Derby tonight at 11:30 pm on WNYE Channel 25, a broadcast of the Bronx/Brooklyn bout. This description from the web site says it all -- "Gotham Girls Roller Derby is New York City’s only all-female, do-it-yourself (DIY), skater-operated roller derby league. The league is comprised of strong, diverse, and independent women from the world's biggest, baddest city." Hells yeah!
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BY Sophie Johnson in Music Stuff on May 12, 2010 |
In spite of losing two of their band mates in the past year, John Ptacek and Andy Cobb of The Itchy Hearts have managed to put out an impressive second album titled 'Do Ya Best'. The tracks combine Dylan-esque folk with elements of bluegrass, zydeco, and even a little punk. Even those who normally steer clear of this type of music can find themselves swept up in the ruckus.
The Itchy Hearts will be on a tour of the US this Summer. Check the ... Read More