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Rock On Reena!

BY intern Amber in General

Okay so I have to tell you about a wonderful friend of mine, Reena Shah . I am always so inspired by this powerful artist with a knockout smile and spirit. I don't know if Reena knows this, but she is breaking boundaries. Minority actresses the world over have a hard time being embraced by the Anglo-obsessed film and entertainment industry, but Reena has managed to be a successful actress/singer/dancer all while embracing her Indian-American roots. Read More

Grunge, the photos

BY Laurie in General

My main squeeze, photographer Michael Lavine, has a new photography book out titled Grunge. The foreward is written by Thurston Moore, and the book contains stunning photos of street kids in Seattle in the late 80's, as well as lots of seminal bands from the early 90's. It's pretty cool, and I'm super proud of him. Check out our review and a few images. Read More
Anyone ever attend the Lilith Fair back in the day? When LF was in its hey-day, which was 1997-1999, it was one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world and included such spectacular ladies such as Sarah McLachlan (who also co-founded!), Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliot, The Pretenders, Nelly Furtado, Jewel, Queen Latifah, Indigo Girls, Tegan and Sara, and many others. About six months ago, LF co-founder Terry McBride announced through almighty Twitter that the lady-fest would be back in action in 2010. Read More
Our friend Michael sent this over, and it is precisely why I love YouTube so much. Not only do we get to peruse our favorite year in fashion, 1968, but I now have a new musical obsession: the way out sounds of one Mr. Mort Garson, an electronic composer. Read More
These past few weeks have presented two different kinds of swarms: ladybugs, (there is literally one stuck in my hair as I type this,) and skinny attractive people carrying instrument cases who are here touring as part of the CMJ Music Marathon. It’s hard to choose which bands to leave the house for, but a few have such a loud buzz surrounding them that you feel compelled to go sniff them out for yourself. One of those bands is Brunswick, New Jersey's Screaming Females , who played a late-night set at the Mercury Lounge on October 21st. Read More