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  It was music for the kids in high school who wore worn-out Converse and an air of nonchalance. They didn’t smoke like the others, but drank coffee like water, and listened to Sleater-Kinney with the same kind of aggression. Most were unabashedly convinced they were the only ones the band were singing to. Comprised of Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, Sleater-Kinney became enmeshed in the northwest punk scene of the early '90s. Read More
Ready for some math? El-P+Killer Mike=Run the Jewels El-P+Killer Mike+CATS=Meow the Jewels The fast and nasty rap collaboration, Run the Jewels, who released their self-titled debut album in 2013 as a free digital download, have declared their intention to re-record their upcoming sophomore album Run the Jewels 2 “...using nothing but cat sounds for music. Read More
    The internet exploded this am with the news that on Jan. 20, 2015 beloved punk trio Sleater-Kinney will be releasing a new album, entitled No Cities To Love via Sub Pop Records. The intoxicatingly powerful band is made up of Carrie Brownstein (former BUST cover girl) on guitar and vocals, Corin Tucker also on guitar and vocals, and Janet Weiss on the drums. The band formed in 1994 in Olympia, WA, and put out seven albums before going on a hiatus in 2006. If you have yet to hear them, or have forgotten what they are made of, I suggest you watch Jumpers, now. Read More
In Ex Hex’s new video for “Waterfall,” the band invades DC in a flying saucer; they beam punk rays from space that turn unsuspecting tourists and sanitation workers into leather clad rockers. Keep an eye out for appearances from punk icons like The Cramps’ Kid Congo Powers, the Make-Up’s Michelle Mae, and hardcore old-timer Alec MacKaye. Ex Hex - Waterfall from Merge Records on Vimeo. “Waterfalls” is groovy and infectious with energetically urgent guitar, animated drums, and bold vocals: the pure joy of punk. Just don’t call it relaxing. Read More
    Halloween is approaching quickly, and there’s one city that has a little-known obsession with the holiday: Portland, Oregon! We asked Portland’s Sallie Ford and the ladies of her new, all-girl rock band for some tips and tricks for the season of the witch. Weighing in are Sallie Ford (vocals/guitar), Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Cristina Cano (keyboards). Read More
According to Merrill Garbus, the singer behind tUnE-yArDs, "Real Thing" was surprisingly the one song on her latest album Nikki Nack she didn't want made into a video, saying, "It has too many images of its own in the lyrics, and could mean so many different things for different listeners," she wrote. "I love leaving room for audiences to paint their own mental pictures. What changed my mind is wanting so much for this particular song to be heard by more people." Warning: don't watch this amazingly surreal and cartoonish, freaky music video if you're afraid of mannequin-people. 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
We love Lizzo, and her new web series, “Big GRRL Small World” just proves how hilarious she is. The whole concept of the first episode asking the hard questions at the Minnesota State Fair, with ridiculous results. She goes around messing with people and even asking them for some of their food. Some of the best features are the Minnesotans who seem genuinely disinterested, confused, and mostly out of it. We can’t forget that Lizzo is also an extremely talented rapper. Maybe you’ve heard her song “Batches and Cookies,” off her 2013 album Lizzobangers. It’s my new anthem. Read More
 A queen of pop and princess of punk, Charli XCX is currently working on a new album, set to come out Dec. 16. Called Sucker, the album is a punky and rebellious departure from her previous album True Romance. While she's been embarking on her U.S. tour, Charli has been trying out her new songs on the crowds, such as her single "London Queen." After reading her interview with Complex Magazine, it's clear that Charli XCX is not your average pop star. Actually, she seems to truly live the life of a rockstar, partying hard and frequenting clubs. Read More
Ana Gasteyer is a comedy queen and a mom that I want to be best friends with. And she just put out a super fun and humorous jazz song and video! Her video, “One Mint Julep,” is a black and white sassy nightclub party directed by The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone. Her new video features friends and fellow comedians Jon Glaser, John Lutz, Samantha Bee and more! If you aren’t already in love with the SNL and Broadway babe, from her Martha Stewart and Hillary Clinton skits, or her role as Elphaba in Wicked, now is the perfect time to start falling in love. Read More
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