Formed in 1981 in Osaka, Japan, Shonen Knife, founded by sisters Naoko and Atsuko Yamano are still going strong. Cheered to hear of the pop-punk band’s recent US tour dates which they dubbed The Ramen Adventure Tour, I’m reprinting a portion of an interview with Naoko which appears in… 434 more words
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There seems to be an increasing number of live acts celebrating a particular ‘theme’ of music; for instance the touring Supersonic 70s (aka ‘Solid Gold 70s’) is a live band with male and female vocal, who celebrate all things 1970s with a selection of hits from the decade taking in many different musical styles, and all presented with a dash of humour and period clothes for the performers. 1,111 more words
Opinions are like bum holes – everyone has them, right? So why are teenage girls being made to feel like theirs doesn’t matter? We have opinions on politics, what’s going on in the world and even- dum dum duh- … 576 more words
In what is perhaps the best-known story of a blues woman as legend, Big Bill Broonzy tells of the “cutting” contest he lost to Memphis Minnie following her 20-minute performance of “Me and My Chauffeur Blues.” So carried away was she with the jam, Minnie was carted offstage by the judges who were said to be bluesmen Tampa Red, Muddy Waters and most unlikely, Mississippi John Hurt. 1,541 more words
Coincidence or likely story, three of the great freedom singers of our time, Yoko Ono, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Nina Simone were born on nearly consecutive days in February. 258 more words
Let’s just get one thing clear here.
The term ‘female fronted’ is an insult to the rock and metal community and it needs to fucking go. 532 more words
Like a prettily manicured hand wrapped tight after a brawl, Seattle’s Chastity Belt flexes a gauzy and bruised, unapologetically girly riot grrrl glee.
Their March release Time To Go Home is an intoxicating blend of fuzzy noise pop, with a spectrum that shimmers in shades of The Pixies, Sonic Youth, and especially Kathleen Hanna, of course, languishing in her electroclash era with Le Tigre. 1,092 more words