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Rookie seems to do no wrong, and the release of their new grrrl power anthem "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors" is a perfect example of their flawlessness.  Jessica Hopper, Rookie's music editor, hatched the idea for a feminist version of "We Are the World" in the same place she gets most of her inspiration; the shower. Armed with the killer idea, she enlisted the help of Katy Davidson and Marianna Ritchey from the song writing duo Lloyd & Michael. Sarah ... Read More
I fell in love with Tweens when I first pressed “play” on their Bandcamp page for the track “Be Mean.” It’s snarky, it’s catchy, it’s rambunctious, and just plain fun. The Cincinnati natives take hints from garage-punk bands like the Mummies and classic girl groups to make noisy, trashy punk-pop music. Bridget Battle is the bold, energetic frontwoman of Tweens whose super sassy vocal stylings might remind you of Bay Area ... Read More
Folksinger, activist, and wonderful old dude, Pete Seeger passed away Monday at age 94. There's a lot to say about Seeger--his legacy combines poetry and politics, and his music has influenced countless artists and activists over the years. With his work for labor, civil rights, and anti-war movements, he always seemed to be there to support progress and humanity, Tom Joad-ing his way through the last century.Dorian Lynskey puts it well in his piece for The ... Read More
My goodness, where exactly were you at 13 years-old in terms of utilizing creative talents and working towards establishing your career. Clearly my tweenage pastimes of jumping on beds and drinking slushies on the curb have led me to where I can be found now. But for energetic, teenaged Elle Morgan, who began DJing at 11 years-young, becoming one of the world’s most popular young DJs is starting to look like her reality. This girl has got the balance down ... Read More
  Grab the tissues and chocolate sweets (be they in bar or kiss form). The Vivian Girls are officially splitting up, and I'm still trying to process this information without turning into a puddle of sadness in the middle of work. Yes, after seven wonderful years filled with awesome music and the most enviable bangs, the band is calling it quits. They wrote on their website: Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we ... Read More