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Lit Bombast: Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Tomorrow at this time I’ll be on a plane to LAX. Instead of my usual scrambling to find an semi-interesting magazine at the ‘port, I am already completely decided on … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Evolution of Social Serigraphy in San Francisco

So, I just got home from the Raincoats show, which was pretty ACE. ¬†All-female, SF-based lo-fi outfit Grass Widow opened, and returned to the stage during the encore to join … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

San Francisco: The Raincoats at Great American Music Hall

On a similar note to my excitement over WLMA, if you live in the Bay Area, you ought to go see the Raincoats TONIGHT at the Great American Music Hall. … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Noisegasm: Female Liberation Music

There’s a newish feminist site out the interwebz. It’s called Women’s Liberation Music Archive, and it kicks ass. WLMA features “Feminist Music-Making in the UK and Ireland, 1970-1990” and although … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Joe Brainard

I have Brainard on the brain. Yesterday would have been Joe Brainard’s 71st birthday. For me, the New York poet and visual artist embodies everything good about pop art, queer … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Style Ish: Kim Gordon x Surface to Air

Thurston who? Seriously all of my dreams came true in one minute and twelve seconds when I watched the new video for Surface to Air‘s Spring collection designed by the … Continue reading

March 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Valerie Phillips

Photographer (and skateboarder) Valerie Phillips does the whole “unruly youth” thing right… as in, check out the amazing photo of PJ Harvey. I’m digging the attitude in these photos. Sure, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Noisegasm: Dogs

The Dogs (a.k.a Les Dogs) are a punk group from France who formed in the mid-seventies. I recently discovered the rock ‘n’ roll brilliance of the song “19,” featured on … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Style Ish: ’60s Mod

I was sort of over the mod fashion revival thing for a couple years. But recently, I realized that was because most of what I was seeing was girls with … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Film Bombast: Last Fast Ride

No plans tonight, SF? Head over to 924 Gilman for a FREE screening of Last Fast Ride, a documentary about Bay Area “punk goddess” Marian Anderson. Oh, did I mention … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

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