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
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 22, 2014 |
Riot Grrrl is not dead, and the kick-ass ladies from Sharkmuffin are here to prove it. With their latest single "Quarter Machine," off their EP 1097 (streaming here), Tara Thiessen (vocals/guitar), Natalie Kirch (vocals/bass) and Janet LaBelle (drums) remind us that music can still be fun, wild and dangerous. Listening to the new single is like taking a time machine back to 1992, in the best possible way. They breathe life into teenage nostalgia and ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Sep 24, 2013 |
BUST's Oct/Nov 2013 issue hits the stands today featuring the one-and-only Kim Gordon and her interview with Kathleen Hanna. Hanna, the riot grrrl rockstar who kicked off third-wave feminism, talks with Sonic Youth's front woman, Gordon, about how it feels to be an icon at the young age of 44.
In the issue we only gave you a sneak peek at the interview, below we have the unedited and extended version! Enjoy!
KG: I was trying to remember what ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Boob Tube on Aug 29, 2013 |
This photo of Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper on AMC's Mad Men, seems like a natural progression of events if you've been following the show. Sally Draper has gone from sweet child to rebel girl in the span of six seasons of everyone’s favorite 1960s drama. She's fierce and defiant with nearly every authority figure she meets on the show. After some shocking moments in Season 6 between Sally, Betty and Don, how is her rebellion going to pan out? The ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Feminizzle on May 13, 2013 |
We posted about the Dirty Girls doc back in March. Everyone here in the BUST office was crazy inspired by these girls who didn't give two shits about what their peers thought about them. They were riot grrrl to the core. They wore what they wanted, said what they pleased, and made their own zines. The original video can be found here. There was a collective demand for an update with the girls. Everyone seemed to want to know how the girls grew up and how they ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci in Artsy on Apr 02, 2013 |
This year, it's all about 1993. As BUST celebrates its 20th anniversary, New York City also pays homage to one of the "freshest" years ever!
In collaboration with The New Museum’s exhibition “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” ad agency droga5 has turned all the payphones in Manhattan into your own ultra cool history lesson.
By simply dialing 1 -(855)- FOR-1993 (toll-free!) you will be time-warped back to 1993. A New ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Artsy on Mar 12, 2013 |
There are days when I feel like I have a good grasp on this whole adulthood situation and like I've put high school far behind me. But the moment I start to feel like a grown-ass lady, something comes up that uncovers all my repressed teen emotions: the pit of despair, mild identity crisis, and awkwardness that is being a young girl. Today, that something was Michael Lucid’s 1996 documentary, Dirty Girls.
Watching this 18-minute ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim in Music Stuff on Feb 20, 2013 |
On Monday, Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin) had a radio interview on “Q with Jian Ghomeshi,” where she spoke about the importance of public mistakes, the resurgence of the ‘90s, and why she is still pissed off twenty years later (“Does anybody remember that the Equal Rights Amendment never passed?”).
In the wake of the reissue of Bikini Kill’s entire catalog, Hanna speaks a lot about the band’s ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam in Music Stuff on Dec 11, 2012 |
More great news on the Bikini Kill front, everyone! Front lady Kathleen Hanna is reviving her project The Julie Ruin—and I am too stoked. Almost as stoked as I was when Bikini Kill told BUST about the launch of their very own record label, Bikini Kill Records, in the December/January issue.It’s been over 14 years since the release of Julie Ruin’s only album in 1998 after the Bikini Kill break up. But then in 2010, Hanna and Bikini ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Artsy on Nov 12, 2012 |
What happens when a Riot Grrrl grows up?
Olympia, Washington-based artist Nikki McClure spent the early ‘90s making album covers for Sleater-Kinney and touring with Lois Maffeo and Kicking Giant.
In 1996, she began to paper-cut: armed with an X-ACTO blade and black paper, McClure creates beautiful, sculptural “carved paintings” of everyday life. Her paper-cuts have been featured on record covers, calendars, greeting cards, non-profit logos, ... Read More