BY Caelan in Music Stuff on Aug 28, 2014 |
I’m going to begin this article by admitting that I was never Taylor Swift’s biggest fan, HOWEVER, I want to seriously applaud her for her recent feminist awakening and mention that I’m now finally allowing myself to listen to her music and I’m not hating it.
Taylor Swift has been a media target since teardrops fell on her guitar back in 2006. Since then, she has been criticized for a veritable laundry list of bullshit such as: who she's ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson in Music Stuff on Aug 05, 2014 |
Although we’re fresh off the new Beyoncé-Nicki collaboration that has quite literally rocked the internet, we may have another duo of fire starters partnering up soon. A few days ago, Miley Cyrus turned her Instagram into a one day, mini-shrine to one of music’s most prevalent and influential feminists: the one, the only Kathleen Hanna. She threw out a couple pro-Hanna comments, like “coolest ever” and “f*** ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on May 15, 2014 |
I first got stoked on post-punk DC band Priests when I heard “USA (Incantations)” off their EP Tape Two. It’s less of a song than it is a spoken word statement that outlines exactly how our country was wrongly built upon a constitution designed solely by rich, white, landowning men. The narrator recites facts and statistics that demonstrate how the US is built upon a false idea of freedom and fairness, yet popular culture and public education ... Read More
The Julie Ruin has been forced to cancel tour dates on their North American and European tours in the upcoming months due to vocalist Kathleen Hanna’s ongoing fight with Lyme Disease. The singer first opened up to SPIN Magazine last year about her experience battling the disease, which required her to wear an internal IV inside her arm to more effectively deliver medicine closer to her heart. Hanna’s current treatment will take three months, ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in Music Stuff on Feb 07, 2014 |
Don't lie – "Rebel Girl" was an important part of the soundtrack at your angriest teenage sleepover. Le Tigre helped initiate that tenacious (and in retrospect, highly dubious) clubbing phase. And now, some twentysomething years down the road, you're digging The Julie Ruin. You've gotten older, sure – but has Kathleen Hanna?
I don't think so! In addition to retaining her particular knack re: wearing-the-hell-out-of-a-printed-shift, Ms. Hanna's ... Read More