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The first time I saw Carrie Brownstein perform, her band, Sleater-Kinney, and my band, Sonic Youth, were both playing the 1997 Bumbershoot festival in Seattle. Watching her on stage, with her flying mop of hair and long arms windmilling in the style of Pete Townshend, I was riveted by her willingness to give it all to the moment. Backstage, her mom told me that Carrie had grown up watching videos of the Who. Read More
Today is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of (pardon me, *white) women gaining the right to vote in 1920. We started in Seneca Falls, and now we’re here – 95 years later, fierce and feminist as ever. To celebrate, we’ve compiled fifteen "Suffrage Jams" paying homage not only to the activists who pushed for the 19th Amendment, but to the millions of badass women who have since enjoyed and exercised that right. There’s still room for progress, of course – when it comes to politics, women are a long way from getting fully even. Read More
Peaches recently teamed up with Kim Gordon on hew new song, “Close Up,” and now the electronica goddess has released a music video to match. It features all the run-of-the-mill things you'd expect to see in any standard music video: breast milk being shot into someone’s mouth, a wrestling match, pink glitter, and a former member of Sonic Youth wearing a giant fur coat. In the video, Kim Gordon plays Peaches' angry, vape-obsessed wrestling coach. Read More
Kim Gordon may be best known for fronting the alt-rock band Sonic Youth, but she’s an artist in many genres: She’s written a book, curated art shows, been involved with fashion, and now has a show of her own in NYC. Her career began as a visual artist, and we're excited to see her creativity shine once again in her original medium! In an interview with Humberto Leon, she made awesome points about the political consciousness of her art. Read More
Wildfang, whose name means “tomboy” in German, is an awesome clothing brand that offers up some killer gender neutral outfits. On Facebook they describe themselves as, “an online shop curating some of the raddest tomboy fashions—from wingtips to bow ties and button downs.” Wildfang recently tapped actress Evan Rachel Wood to star in their new video campaign, and the result is amazing. The film tells women to be fearless, showing Wood tackle everything that crosses her path. Read More
Driving with the windows down on a road trip, feeling the wind flipping through your hair, or curled up in a ball on your bed after a terrible break-up... there is one thing that probably remains the same: a musical soundtrack. The musicians who affect us the most are the ones who get us out of dark times, see us through, and allow us celebrate our joy. It’s a beautiful feeling to find a female musician who can be your confidant and cheerleader; whose work mirrors you and teaches you.  But sometimes our favorite musicians stop making music to pursue other careers. Read More
All around badass music icon, Kim Gordon, has not let Sonic Youth’s break-up slow her down. When she’s not rocking out with Nirvana, making cameo appearances on Girls, or touring with her band Body/Head, Kim Gordon has been working on her upcoming memoir, Girl in a Band. The cover art is shown above and the release date is scheduled for February 24, 2015 through Harper Collins imprint Dey Street Books. Read More
After an altercation with the police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in March 2012, activist, Cecily McMillan, was unfairly convicted of second-degree assault, a felony and now faces up to seven years in prison.  "Cecily McMillan was found guilty of deliberately elbowing officer Grantley Bovell in the face as he led her out of a protest in March 2012. She has maintained that hers was a reaction to having her breast grabbed from behind by the officer. Cecily is well known among her Occupy peers as one of their staunchest advocates of non-violent protest. Read More
Last night was one of those moments in music history you'll always wish you'd been there for. Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. An all-female lineup, Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett, joined Nirvana to cover their biggest hits. On top of that, the event was open to the public in New York City for the first time. And yes, that is an accordion in bassist Krist Novoselic's hands. Read More
  Kim Gordon’s recent show at White Columns, titled Design Office with Kim Gordon-- since 1980 has been viewed and critiqued mostly as a tribute to the 1980s and 1990s art world. A 1970s student of the Otis Art Institute in LA, the Sonic Youth lady has been making visual art continuously throughout her career.    The updated version of her 1981 show ties her experimental design work with references to her own work. Read More