BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Feb 14, 2014 |
Brazen vocalist for Syracuse-based punk band Perfect Pussy, Meredith Graves is a jane of all trades. She’s a seamstress, a foodie, a scholar, a singer, a lyricist, a thrift store enthusiast, and all-around awesome lady. She’s been performing since she was a kid and formed Perfect Pussy after a stint in her noisy trio, Shoppers. It hasn’t even been a year since their debut EP I have lost all desire for feeling was released, but Perfect Pussy has ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth in General on Dec 17, 2013 |
Toward the end of high school I became obsessed with looking “punk rock.” A lot of the guys I knew from my hometown were punks and I wanted so badly to emulate them, which led to me dressing more androgynously. I not-so-subtly stole elements of their style: bullet belts, Doc Martens, leather jackets, t-shirts found in the little boys’ section at the Goodwill—eventually I had my friends give me a mohawk and started dying my hair wacky ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Dec 17, 2013 |
You might’ve seen Mannequin Pussy tear up the stage at one of our issue release parties last year, but a lot has been up since then. The raucous Brooklynites have been keeping busy, most recently touring to promote the release of their first full-length album, Gypsy Pervert, in October. This record showcases a mix of Manny Puss’ signature lo-fi punk sensibilities with some chiller rock ‘n’ roll melodies. Vocalist Marisa Dabice will throw ... Read More
BY Rachael Roth in Music Stuff on Dec 03, 2013 |
I’ve found my new musical crush in Sharkmuffin, an all-female noise-punk trio from Brooklyn whose third EP 1097 debuts this month. If their first two EPs were humble admissions of guilt, 1097 is the realization that they were right all along—a giant ‘fuck you’ to whoever pissed them off personally or politically.
The cover for the first track, "Foul Play" features lead guitarist/vocalist Tarra Thiessen on a beach between two cairns, maybe ... Read More
BY Jaime Lowe in Music Stuff on Nov 26, 2013 |
The first time I saw Whore Paint, a self proclaimed-feminist, Riff Rock/No Wave/Crooner Shred hybrid band out of Providence, RI , I was immediately 16 again and at my first Sleater-Kinney show in my busted Docs, baby barrette firmly lodged against the side of my head with a newfound hope that there’s an entire league of cool ladies who I could aspire to be like. Tulsa-raised Providence resident and woman about town, Reba Mitchell (of Made ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh in Music Stuff on Jul 11, 2013 |
The Julie Ruin is back with a spanking new video! Led as always by Kathleen Hanna, queen of the riot grrrls and legendary frontwoman of feminist punk bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, “Oh Come On!” is The Julie Ruin’s first single from their upcoming album, Run Fast.
The vid has Kathleen Hanna up in your face where she belongs, rocking out in front of some twinkling graffiti. Her powerful scratchy screams are tempered by ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Jul 08, 2013 |
In 2011, four ladies from Western Massachusetts formed the garage-rock band that is Potty Mouth. They released super lo-fi demo Bad Bad in September of that year, followed by the slightly louder, post-rock-influenced EP Sun Damage in 2012. Lead singer Abby's monotone (but never dull) vocals perfectly complement the melodic chord progressions and '70s punk riffs. Their pop-punk tendencies shine through but combine with '90s grunge to make songs about just being ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Feminizzle on Jun 12, 2013 |
Hardcore punk idol Brody Dalle has changed a lot since we first met her - the tough, in-your-face musician is now a mom and a wife - and of course, still kicking ass. She gets personal and shares it all on this Saturday's Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet.
Dalle was destined to be a feminist role model, accompanying her mother to anti-Bush protests, discovering Courtney Love at age 12, and joining a feminist collective before finishing high school. She ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Jun 10, 2013 |
It's been awhile since we've heard any new music from the feminist punk legend (half a year to be exact), but it was well worth the wait. "Oh Come On" is a high-energy, fuzzed out punk song that showcases the Bikini Kill members' talents that we've come to love so deeply. (Kathi Wilcox of BK is slappin' da bass, while drummer Carmine Covelli, guitarist Sara Landeau, and keyboardist Kenny Mellman cover the rest of the bases in the Julie Ruin.) Hanna's powerful ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on May 28, 2013 |
We can never get enough of the Queen of All Things Cray. You might think you've seen it all, but this gem is too good not to share. This 1982 footage stars a blushed up teenaged Björk flaunting her soprano voice and fun stage presence in one of her first bands ever. Electro-dance-punk group Tappi Tíkarrass has the Icelandic legend sportin' a super cute dress and her signature high-energy performance. Plus there's a pretty sick guitar solo around 1:35. ... Read More