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While I was on my way in today, I found myself thinking about women and music. Yes, I realize that sounds a little heavy for pre-10-AM F-train thought patterns. But there it was, a mental feminist musical analysis for my commute instead of the usual people-watching or idle ad-reading. It was brought on by the fact that I was listening to the Thermals on the train and thinking about how they have a female bassist.I realized that I liked the band more after I ... Read More
Little Boots , the electro-pop sensation of the moment, had her big coming out party last night at New York's Le Poisson Rouge. The show - ostensibly a release party for her upcoming EP, Illuminations, was sold out well in advance, filling the room with an odd mix of fresh-off-the-bus hipsters and a V.I.P. section packed with crusty   executives-or as one attendee put it, the 'parents section.'  But Little Boots (real name Victoria Hesketh) didn't ... Read More

Mel & El are Swell!

BY Emily Rems in Music Stuff |

I just saw a totally charming little musical that should be required viewing for NYC BUSTies and their besties! Written and performed by super-talented real-life BFFs Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin , MEL AND EL: SHOW AND TELL grabbed me by the ovaries the minute I walked into the Ars Nova theater . The shows' scenic design consists of a Barbie-pink room decorated with tons of amazing '80s ephemera representing the era when the pair met at age 12. As I gawked ... Read More
Did you hate your prom because the music sucked? Tired of dancing to ''Love Shack'' and ''Hey Ya''? (Who isn't?) If you live in Richmond, check out the Punk Rock Prom!It'll be on May 28 at Southside's Plaza Bowl. Your $2 admission benefits the Tinderbox, Richmond's newest DIY art space, opened by members of the Friendly Fire, and victims of the Oregon Hill fire. You can get tickets at Rumors.No matter how cute your date was, bad music sure kills an evening. ... Read More
The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls has two events coming up in Brooklyn. First is the Willie Mae-Ra-Thon. There will be four separate benefit shows in May 28, 29, 30 and 31 at different locations and on May 30 and 31 they'll have their Spring Carnival in DUMBO. (Wille Mae-Ra-Thon info after the jump)Rock on! -Liza(Photos via ... Read More
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