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The Death Valley Girls are totally on fire right now. It’s barely been six months since the release of their debut album, Street Venom, and the raucous Los Angeles punk band is already prepping for the release of their follow-up EP, Electric High, out early this fall. The band (made up of lead singer Bonnie Bloomgarden, Laura Kelsey on drums, Larry Schemel on guitar and Rocky on bass) is as punk as it gets, with a sound that’s closer to something you’d hear coming from a Lower East Side basement in the early ‘70s than an LA recording studio in 2014. Read More
Since its beginnings in 2002, the AFROPUNK festival has grown into a a highly anticipated and expertly curated event. This year is no exception.  Last year, we saw acts like Questlove, Danny Brown, Le1f, Death, Trash Talk, and Mykki Blanco take the stage. This year, AFROPUNK will feature “the best assembly of female musical talent since Lilith Fair,” according to a statement from their press release. It’s self-described as “a voice for the unwritten, unwelcome and unheard-of. Read More
Meredith Graves, you are a woman after our own heart. First, she tore down (literally and figuratively) some misogynist posters at a semi-recent show in Dallas, Texas. Now, she’s calling out critics who judge purely on appearance (not music), promoting total body positivity, and showing us what it’s really like to be Meredith Graves in a new video with fashion blog Stylelikeu. Read More
There’s really no way to find order in the chaos of noise-punk band Whorecough. The Virginia four-piece had their first show in a storage unit in the town where they met and since then have self-released a demo that combines styles of punk that don’t make sense on paper, but somehow work perfectly together. Powered by fuzzy, Spaceman 3-inspired guitar riffs and thrashing, hardcore drum parts, the six songs make for a ferocious mix that makes me want to spastically scream singer Natalie Strickland’s strange, poetic lyrics right along with her. Read More
Street Eaters named their second record more than appropriately. Blood/Muscles/Bones channels the raw approach to rock 'n' roll once taken by '70s and '80s innovators such as Wipers, Gang of Four, and X. On "Reverse" a combination of driving drumbeats and evil guitar riffs get the fuse lit with a perfect two-and-a-half minute burst of fiery punk rock. "Null" follows suit, channeling the aforementioned Los Angeles punk band with trade-off male/female sing-chanting. Read More