Dear Bikini Kill, Do you have any idea how much we've missed you? We just wanted you to know how thrilled we are to hear that you're launching your own record label -- Bikini Kill Records -- and re-issuing your back catalog on CD (we'd love it if you could do some vinyl too, but one thing at a ... More >>
Sure, the grunge era produced its fair share of long-haired, flannel-loving, Converse-wearing male beefcake. But early '90s rock also made famous a bunch of strong-minded, talented -- and really, really sexy -- female rockers. As Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20 this week, and Pearl Jam celebrates two d ... More >>
Fabrizio RamoneR.I.P. Poly Styrene Legendary punk pioneer and X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene, born Marianne Elliott Said, passed away last night from breast cancer at the age of 53. In an unfortunate coincidence with the passing last week of TV on the Radio's Gerard Smith, her new solo al ... More >>
A tiny, curly-haired creature pressed into a life-size test tube, smiling just slightly with braces and wrapped in a bright yellow coat with dark tights. Posing on the cover of the landmark X-Ray Spex album, Germ-Free Adolescents, in 1978, Poly Styrene (née Marianne Joan Elliott-Said) looke ... More >>
Derrick LowThe pretty much amazing jukebox at Hemlock TavernThe heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concep ... More >>
Joseph SchellNo Age at Rickshaw Stop Saturday. No AgeGrass WidowRank/XeroxCrazy Band February 26, 2011 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: Standing still at Best Coast/Wavves. I have a thing for drummers who sing. There's something about it that triggers endorphins: this is a multitasking musician, bo ... More >>
Dum Dum Girls and the new wave of feminist punk.