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  Does Riot Grrrl still exist? Has it evolved? It's clear that the movement has had an influence on tons of musicians, zinesters, and grassroots organizers since it began, but just how much of an influence has it had? And what's changed to keep it relevant in 2010? These are just some of the questions the International Girl Gang Underground zine, "a compilation zine that picks up where Riot Grrrl left off," hopes to answer, and they are calling for submissions from DIY musicians, zine writers, and project organizers for help. Read More
San Francisco musician Rykarda Parasol describes her music as rock noir, a sound that evokes film noir mixed with such heavies as the Velvet Underground, Nico, and Leonard Cohen. Younger folks might draw Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, and Mark Lanegan comparisons, as Parasol employs a similarly low vocal range to deliver her torrid tales, but she creates her own otherworldly atmosphere by accompanying herself on guitar and piano. Read More
Earl Greyhound recently announced that they will be on the road throughout April and May in support of their upcoming sophomore album, Suspicious Package, with indie power-pop outfit OK Go.  Early priase for Suspicious Package lauds the bands ability to enhance their retro-rock feel with a variety of other influences, including prog rock, stoner rock, and jazz-pop among others.  For a taste of what is to come on April 13th when the album is released, visit for an opportunity to download a preview track, "Ghost and the Witness. Read More
Come hither and revel in a deliciously melodramatic, trippy, and ethereal album. Jen Gloeckner serenades an escape into fluid wallowings of pseudo-gothic lyrics and tones. Let tunes like “Sleep to Dream” and “Peace Among the Chaos” lull you into strange and wonderful visions. Then dive into a “52nd thrill.” Float and meander as the world spins and stirs in a delightfully bizarre haze. Meditate. Breathe. Ride the trance. Available on vinyl, CD, and MP3 at Read More
In anticipation of two Elliott Smith album reissues, Kill Rock Stars has posted two MP3s available for download at no charge.  "Last Call," a track  from his debut album Roman Candle, and "Twilight," from the posthumously released From a Basement on the Hill, are both excerpts from the upcoming re-releases. Roman Candle and From a Basement on the Hill will both be released on April 6th, completing Smith's indpendent discography on KRS. Read More