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Pretty adorable

BY Dawn in Music Stuff

When a band or performer is give the opportunity to perform on shows like SNL or David Letterman, it's considered to be a huge accomplishment and testament to their success...personally, I would feel most achieved if I were to appear on Sesame Street. I mean, how awesome would it be to hang out with Telly and Elmo? Feist...you've made it. ... Read More
  Admittedly, I am a total sucker for a dude who can shred nasty guitar solos- saying it has an overtly sexual quality is nothing new, so I won't say it.  Naturally, I was stoked that hometown heroes, Ratatat, dropped by Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn to play a sold out show.  Needless to say, the energy was high and the crowd was a motley mix of hip hop kids, college students and pretty girls.  I made my way to the mezzanine to watch ... Read More
Yes, it's true!  The Deal sisters and their current Breeders lineup dropped by Brooklyn yesterday afternoon to play McCarren Pool as part of the summer Pool Parties Series! The show was free.  And it was apparently the place to be.  The Olympic-sized pool accommodates thousands (and should be noted it is a veritable oven in the summer sun), but the line outside moved slowly and there were still folks who hadn't gotten in by the end of the set! ... Read More

Get to The Gits!

BY Team Intern in Music Stuff

  In the 90s, The Gits were ready to break into the mainstream with their hardcore punk and blues sound when singer Mia Zapata was found murdered, a victim of rape and homicide. Now there's a documentary that highlights the band's formation, path to success, and tragic ending. When director Kerri O’Kane began making the movie, this crime was still unsolved. In the meantime, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett and Nirvana helped raise money to ... Read More
The Gotham Girls Roller Derby Jeerleaders need to get to Las Vegas for the second Annual RollerCon Jeerleader competition! Last year, the ladies won Best Squad, and they must defend the title! Join them at their pirate themed fundraiser to help make this happen! There will be bands, drink specials, raffles, prizes and plenty of good jeer! Live performances provided by Emily's all female punk band Royal Pink, Memphis Morticians, Ruffian Arms, and Scurvy Pirates. ... Read More
So I was listening to my favorite radio station this weekend, WFMU.ORG, and Michael Shelly had a fascinating interview with the notoriously crochety Kim Fowley. You can download the archive here, its pretty awesome. Anyway, Mr. Fowley, who was a prolific writer and producer from the 60's onward (he produced everybody, from Kiss to Jonahtan Richman, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and the Plastic Ono Band–but is perhaps most famous for being instrumental in ... Read More
This friday night at the knitting factory, there will be a special, one time only reuninon of Lydia Lunch's late 70's band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. Lunch was a seminal spoken word perfromer, punk, poet, and actress of the underground NYC downtown scene in the 80's amd 90's, and her work has always been smart, sarcastic, violent and confrontational. One of my very favorite records that I played incessantly in college in the early 80's was "Queen of ... Read More
Donita Sparks, that crazy lead lady from L7, is back with a new band called the Stellar Moments.  They played Highline Ballroom in NYC Saturday night to promote their new release, Transmiticate. Though it’s been years since she became an onstage legend by throwing a used tampon into the audience at the Reading Festival in ’92 (gross or hilarious—you decide), Sparks was still a total firecracker onstage.  Shimmying like a satanic go-go ... Read More
Those lovable kooky sisters, Coco Rosie are back with another amazingly freak filled video, "God Has a Voice and She Speaks Through Me." Be on the look out for a cool limited-edition picture disc 7" released on 7/8/08 from Touch and ... Read More

Punk Pioneers

BY Team Intern in Music Stuff

This book was fell into my lap and captured my attention like an old family album or school year book. Punk Pioneers, a photography book shot by Jenny Lens, doesn't read like a coffee table book but more like a yearbook, given the, at least to this girly who's into punk, famous faces in it. The Ramones, the Screamers, Debbie Harry, Van Halen and Joan Jett are in it. The Sex Pistols even make an appearance. Lens's images have a causual air about them, the subjects ... Read More