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  In the 90s, The Gits were ready to break into the mainstream with their hardcore punk and blues sound when singer Mia Zapata was found murdered, a victim of rape and homicide. Now there's a documentary that highlights the band's formation, path to success, and tragic ending. When director Kerri O’Kane began making the movie, this crime was still unsolved. In the meantime, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett and Nirvana helped raise money to reopen the case, and Mia’s killer was brought...

The Gotham Girls Roller Derby Jeerleaders need to get to Las Vegas for the second Annual RollerCon Jeerleader competition! Last year, the ladies won Best Squad, and they must defend the title! Join them at their pirate themed fundraiser to help make this happen! There will be bands, drink specials, raffles, prizes and plenty of good jeer! Live performances provided by Emily's all female punk band Royal Pink, Memphis Morticians, Ruffian Arms, and Scurvy Pirates. Pirate attire is strongly encouraged: $6 with costume, $8 without....

 I lovelovelovelovelove Billie Piper, the sexy blonde from across the pond who stars in the UK's "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," so even though I have already seen the show's first season in its entirety, I have been eagerly awaiting its Showtime premiere (tonight at 10:30 PM ET/PT) for some time now.Though a lot of people have compared Call Girl, a show about life as a London prostitute, to "Sex and the City," the similarities between the two shows pretty much end at a)...

So I was listening to my favorite radio station this weekend, WFMU.ORG, and Michael Shelly had a fascinating interview with the notoriously crochety Kim Fowley. You can download the archive here, its pretty awesome. Anyway, Mr. Fowley, who was a prolific writer and producer from the 60's onward (he produced everybody, from Kiss to Jonahtan Richman, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and the Plastic Ono Band–but is perhaps most famous for being instrumental in forming and torturing the 16 year old all girl punk band...

  Did any one catch My Life on the D List last night? It was hilarious as usual, and she was a great presenter on the Bravo Awards. It took me awhile to get with Kathy, I remember when she was getting all that plastic surgery and it kind of creeped me out. But luckily I'm over it. Whether she's telling Jesus to "Suck It' or making fun of Oprah, she's always funny....

Finally someone I was actually gunning for on a reality show wins. Congratulations to Stephanie Izard for winning last night! I was worried they were going to give it to grumpy Lisa, but luckily they came to their senses and voted right!     ...

This friday night at the knitting factory, there will be a special, one time only reuninon of Lydia Lunch's late 70's band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. Lunch was a seminal spoken word perfromer, punk, poet, and actress of the underground NYC downtown scene in the 80's amd 90's, and her work has always been smart, sarcastic, violent and confrontational. One of my very favorite records that I played incessantly in college in the early 80's was "Queen of Siam" which is a genius recording,...

Donita Sparks, that crazy lead lady from L7, is back with a new band called the Stellar Moments.  They played Highline Ballroom in NYC Saturday night to promote their new release, Transmiticate. Though it’s been years since she became an onstage legend by throwing a used tampon into the audience at the Reading Festival in ’92 (gross or hilarious—you decide), Sparks was still a total firecracker onstage.  Shimmying like a satanic go-go dancer, and headbanging like a total badass, she even straddled and rode an...

Those lovable kooky sisters, Coco Rosie are back with another amazingly freak filled video, "God Has a Voice and She Speaks Through Me." Be on the look out for a cool limited-edition picture disc 7" released on 7/8/08 from Touch and Go. ...

This book was fell into my lap and captured my attention like an old family album or school year book. Punk Pioneers, a photography book shot by Jenny Lens, doesn't read like a coffee table book but more like a yearbook, given the, at least to this girly who's into punk, famous faces in it. The Ramones, the Screamers, Debbie Harry, Van Halen and Joan Jett are in it. The Sex Pistols even make an appearance. Lens's images have a causual air about them,...