Those piles of aggravating hula-hoopers in Dolores Park every weekend are proof positive that childhood activities can be major stress relievers for grown-ups. A much less annoying way to indulge your inner kid is simple and equally as easy to do in the park -- coloring. Adult coloring books are on ... More >>
Hope no one has any emotional attachment to the phrase "Smells Like Teen Spirit" -- either the song, its mystique, or the band that played it -- 'cause if so, they're about to get quite a mindfuck. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the (working) title of a new family sitcom just sold to CBS, about "an 1 ... More >>
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 >>
In case you missed it, last Saturday, while performing at Brazil's SWU festival, Courtney Love had a minor meltdown after an audience member repeatedly held up a photo of Kurt Cobain. "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, asshole!" she yelled. "And I'm going to have you fucking removed if you ... 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 >>
Dum Dum Girls and the new wave of feminist punk.
As a kid, I owned nearly all of Joan Jett's and Lita Ford's solo albums; theirs were my first cassette tape and CD respectively, so with the opening of The Runaways today, I'm getting myself amped and setting the mood with some videos of girl bands that have stolen and/or paid homage to the jailbait ... More >>
Denmark's Junior Senior brings a mishmash of club styles
The hilarious homofabulous-ness of Gravy Train!!!!
Le Tigre has taken its feminist electro-punk to major-label land. What can the Democratic Party learn from that?
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
Nick Drake has a skin too few
Réalistes (Kill Rock Stars)
At Noise Pop, Alex Chilton proves you can be a fucked-up rock star and survive
Read Music/Speak Spanish (Saddle Creek)
Local all-girl outfit Erase Errata finds the common ground between noise and dance music
16 Horsepower; Le Tigre; Wammies