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 BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Nov 22, 2013 |
As the daughter of Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt, I was raised on the stories of grunge lore. Tales of criss-crossing the country in dilapidated tour vans full of sweaty rockstar hopefuls, record signings at legendary stores like Rough Trade in England, members of Pussy Galore being frightened when greeted by our pet pygmy goat; Kurt Cobain smashing his guitar and leaping off speaker towers. Our family photo albums show a very chubby baby on tour in Japan and ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton in General on Sep 11, 2013 |
New York city is abuzz with models in sleek black trousers, the clacking of high heels and the occasional clown ensemble. This is…FASHION WEEK.
As someone who wore combat boots to her high school prom, I find most expensive designer clothes daunting and painful. That’s why I’m making a list of the wearable collections that I would actually throw down on. In a nutshell: A Grunge Girl's Guide to Fashion Week. (Warning: ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Crafty on Aug 28, 2013 |
Courtney Love is unsmotable. As Hole’s frontwoman and Kurt Cobain’s wife, Love was the leading lady of ‘90s grunge. Since then, she has gone through her fair share of highs and lows, from punching Kathleen Hanna in the face to being the muse of Givenchy designer Ricardo Tisci. Now, she has a bunch of other projects on her plate ... including tons of "crafty shit."
Love's just like the rest of us - she's promoting her clothing ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Aug 16, 2013 |
Although Electric Order is only four songs long, it feels like it could be a full album. That’s because Atomic Bride takes you on a rollercoaster of super high energy garage rock with fun pop hooks mixed in for good measure. On this EP, the Seattleites create a weird blend of wild psychedelia fully charged with fuzzy electricity. During leading track “Electric Order” you’ll undergo alien abduction and like it, as dual vocalists Astra ... 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
Courtney Love threw rose petals at me. I managed to get one, put it in my bra, and sure enough it had wilted by the time I got home. I felt like that pretty much summarized my quest to see her in Asbury Park.
But let me backtrack.
There are a few things you need to know about me before we proceed: I’m from Jersey.
I’m kind of an asshole.
I love Courtney Love more than anything.My high school years were lived ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh in Music Stuff on May 16, 2013 |
Rejoice - the high priestess of grunge hits the road solo this June! It’s been ages since she first claimed her throne as a '90s punk rock icon (Frances Bean isn’t a sprout anymore), but trust us - this mama hasn’t lost her edge.
When Hole played at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly last year, there were murmurs about a possible reunion tour (yes please!). For now, Courtney is heading off on her own with some new backing bandmates and a ... Read More
I've been pretty obsessed with '90s fashion lately; and so, I decided to go straight to the source for some inspiration. The TV shows and movies from my childhood and tween years are a treasure trove of rad lady characters with killer style, and even though I definitely didn't think I'd be revisiting shows I used to watch on Nickelodeon for my current style, I've come to terms with the fact that inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places! Check out six of ... Read More