Friday is now twice as nice because MIA released a new track today called "Born Free."  The sound is a slight departure from her earlier albums as it loses the drum-machine, beat produced sound, and instead opts for a punk-rock, fuzzed out riff and reverbed vocals.  We love it!  M.I.A.- Born Free by FirstUp! Her much awaited album is coming out June 29th of this year.  This song will hold us over for a little while, but we'll be needing ... Read More
Interested in zine culture and the future of small publishing? Tonight at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, Knifefight! is holding a panel of some of the players in today’s small and self-publishing world. They’ll be presenting and discussing their work starting at 6:30--and it's free!   The speakers are: Maggie Lee (Sup Maggie Lee) Mike Force & A.P. Smith (Welcome To The Land Of Cannibalistic Horses 5 year anniversary!) Nick Gazin ... Read More
In a move that would make their state one of the most abortion-restricting in the union, the Oklahoma senate passed several new anti-abortion bills on Monday. The most shocking of the bills would require doctors performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions to use vaginal probes if the picture would be clearer—and then for the doctor to describe the image in detail to the patient. According to the Huffington Post, “The other abortion measures would ... Read More
Artistic expression requires a certain kind of bravery.  But “courageous performance” takes on weightier meaning in today’s Iran, where young people, with access to the internet, Vans sneakers, and their own wells of energy are by religious law prohibited from (among other things) starting their own rock band.  You think it’s hard to make it as an indie band?  Try it in Tehran.  That city, and it’s earnest, ... Read More
Many do not know that before becoming a founding member of the undeniably influential Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon moved to New York from LA to establish herself as an artist. Music and art have clearly been important for Gordon throughout her life and career and in her new book, Performing/Guzzling, rather than making a clear distinction between the two, the artist blends the them by giving readers a visual representation of what she sees in the faces of audience ... Read More