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Americans love creating holidays: Grandparents day, Groundhog day, Hellen Keller day... the list goes on. Excuses to celebrate are wonderful cultural exercises that unite everyone involved, and sometimes we even get the day off! Grandparents day isn’t typically a party that’s going to be poppin', but the Mayor of Boston just created an official holiday that is literally all about rocking your socks off. Read More
We are beyond excited to announce that the amazing '90s riot-goth band, Jack Off Jill, will be reuniting this summer in Asheville, NC, for one weekend only! The band, which is known for its visceral, crazed live shows and incredible albums including “Clear Hearts, Grey Flowers,” is returning to the stage after fifteen long years of silence. “This is not only a reunion,” says Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams, “but a way for us to gather some of our favorite people in one place to celebrate what was and what should have been. Read More
It's be nearly four years since vocal sensation Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning: The world lost one of its preeminent musicians that day, but her memory—and her contribution to her art form—lives on. But this summer, fans will finally get to see Winehouse shine once again, this time on the silver screen. AMY, created by BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia, is a beautiful homage to the singer's life, and judging from the trailer it's going to be an incredible cinematic journey. Read More
  LOL: Comedienne Margaret Cho and American rapper/DJ Princess Superstar have paired up for this awesome video celebrating the efficiency of their butts rather than focusing on their sizes. With all the attention on girls’ butts these days, the hilarious ladies decided to create a music video/skit to point out how truly ridiculous it is to obsess over booties the way our current culture does.    “If I can’t have a big butt than I can least have—a big colon!” they say in the video. Read More
Feminist activists, Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain, just performed an important rap against rape culture in India. On their YouTube page, they describe India as “a nation that is 1,000 shades of fabulous and yet there’s still 999 issues that hold us back.” The duo, who call themselves BomBaebs, speak out against India’s current antiquated mindset that accepts and condones rape and misogyny in their powerful video. Read More
  The God’s Themselves have answered all our prayers with a cover of Ginuwine's “Pony," and it is... there are no words. If this perfect combination of rock-and-roll, sexy beats, and swagger is the Seattle trio’s debut album, we can’t imagine what beautiful monstrosity they will come out with next. We are just going to leave this right here.  THE GODS THEMSELVES - Pony from The Gods Themselves on Vimeo. Read More
Katy Goodman premiered on the indie music scene with her band Vivian Girls in 2007, and before long we were listening to her from our dorm room radios and relying on her for all our angsty-feminist-dream core desires. Formerly known as "Kickball Katy," she's a pro at blending her riot girl sensibilities with melodic, romantic vocals. Her music is wonderfully poppy and elegant, while also comfortably dark and stormy. Since Vivian Girls, Katy has made musical magic with some really cool people (including Cat Power's bassist, Gregg Foreman). Read More
To be blunt, we aren't big fans of Meghan Trainor around these parts: Her over-produced bubblegum pop tunes are catchy at best, and there are way better artists to listen to within that genre. But we'll admit we were initially happy when "All About That Bass" hit the sound waves: It seemed body positive and hopeful—and that's the kind of message we can get behind.That was before taking a closer look at the lyrics though. Sing it out about sassy curves girl, but why bring a dose of skinny shaming into it? That song left a sour taste in our mouths. Read More
McDonald's is the 90th largest economy in the world, but don’t mistake them for having the ability (OK, decency) to pay fair wages. After announcing their decision to sponsor Austin’s South By South West festival with their own showcase, the company promised to improve the “experience for all” with their newest creation: a lo-fi DIY food truck equipped with wi-fi. We’re guessing the fries are going to be pretty bombin’, since they seemingly cost so much there won't be "a budget for an artist fee (unfortunately). Read More
SoKo knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it. When I visit her hotel room in Manhattan, the French singer/musician/actress sends everyone else out of the room and invites me to sit with her on the bed. “If I do this,” she says, “I want to be able to connect.” It’s this insistence on connection that’s won the 29-year-old so many diehard fans. Born Stéphanie Sokolinski in Bordeaux, France, today SoKo lives in California and is openly bisexual, vegan, and straight edge. Read More
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