Love her or hate her, Hole front-woman Courtney Love has a knack for keeping herself in the headlines. This time, it's because she's gotten the band back together since disbanding in 2002 (with none of the original members) to support a new album with a handful of tour dates. What was originally going to be released as a Courtney Love record, the new Hole album, Nobody's Daughter, is scheduled for release on April 27th, the same date as the band's New York show at ... Read More
JD Samson's latest project, the groove-inspiring electro-pop outfit MEN, has been garnering rave reviews and inspiring impromptu dance parties worldwide. Originally started as a re-mix project with fellow Le Tigre member Johanna Fateman, the group now consists of Samson, artist and former Mirah collaborator Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Michael O'Neill of The Ladybug Transistor with occastional contributions from Fateman and artist/writer Emily Roysdon. Pairing ... Read More
Everyone's favorite midwestern rapper/crafter extraordinaire, Leslie Hall, will be making an in-store appearance today at Fat Fancy's Southwest Portland location from 3 - 4pm with her performance group, the LYs. Come get the new album, Back2Back Palz, signed by Leslie herself! While you're at it, score some choice threads from Midwest Diva, Leslie's clothing line, or some Leslie and the Lys official merch. If that's not enough Leslie for you, check out their ... Read More
  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 ... Read More
Program your DVRs; the highly anticipated third season of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City premieres tonight at 11 p.m.  If the season is anywhere as exciting as this clip, it is surely not to disappoint!       Photo courtesy of ... 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, ... 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 ... 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. Download the ... Read More
Women for Women International is hosting a worldwide campaign on International Women's Day, March 8th, 2010, to honor women across the globe who are survivors of war. On that day, women (and men) worldwide will meet on bridges to "demand an end to war and to demonstrate that women can build the bridges to peace and development for the future." People will be meeting on bridges from Rwanda to The Democratic Republic of the Congo, from the US to the UK, from ... Read More
We Are Swimming Cities, a diverse collective of artists, performers, and builders that annually come together to embark on a large scale project, is holding a silent auction this Friday, March 6th, to raise support for their latest endeavor, The Ocean of Blood Floating Island.  This year's project, which begins in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, will involve a fleet of small boats that will travel along the Ganges River stopping along the way to ... Read More
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