Ribbon Around A Bomb

Femme Avant-core

In the Mood For: NOISE (+ Sadomasochism)

For today’s post on Noise, I invited my good friend, noise-expert, former host of Smoooooth Beatz, MD20/20 enthusiast, and all-around fucked-up member of anti-society The Gimp to write an intro … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

RAB Radio #20: Refusing to Be a Man

Every Saturday night, I DJ a radio show of all female-fronted punk, post-punk, no wave, garage rock… that kind of thing. In this installment of Ribbon Around a Bomb Radio, … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Noisegasm: White Lung

Fancy that: The fine fellow from dark/obscuro Swedish music blog Invisible Guy interviewed me for the 12th edition of Harvesting. If you haven’t had enough of my ramblings and recommendations … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Women Who Rock

Other than the fact that the title is shamelessly trite, I’m not sure what to make of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ current exhibition, Women Who Rock: … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Franklin Furnace

Franklin Furnace has been “making the world safe for avant-garde art” since 1976.  That was the year that outsider/performance artist Martha Wilson founded the institution with the intention of promoting … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Mood For… Halloween

It’s what, like, 10 days away? I’m on two Halloween party-planning “committees” at the moment, but I wish I could throw my own, inspired by these lovelies: (Goth-rockers 45 Grave) … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Sigmar Polke

If you’re anything like me, you dig Germans and you dig pop art. Sigmar Polke was an experimental painter and photographer from East Germany who, along with Gerhard Richter, started … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Mood For… Oxblood Leather

Oxblood is the perfect color for recovering goths:  It’s still dramatic, but more toned-down and grown-up than black leather.  I’m treating it as a neutral these days.  Some of my … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Noisegasm: David Byrne + St. Vincent

I’ll admit: I wasn’t totally on board with this collaboration… until I was unexpectedly given 4th row center tickets to see the two at the Orpheum in SF last night. … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

RAB Radio #19: Where Next, Columbus?

DJ Ashtray and I spin female fronted punk from around the world between ear-killing mic feedback, rants about Columbus, and self-defense tips for women. Stream or download the whole damn … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

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