Ribbon Around A Bomb

Femme Avant-core

In the Mood For… Androgynous Women

When am I NOT in the mood for androgynous women? Answer: Never. Favs: Phranc: Grace Jones: As Mercenarias: Laurie Anderson: Penelope Houston: Tribe 8: Dyke, het, trans, whatev, I’m into … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Bargain Bin Blasphemy

It’s a well-known fact that I dig me some low-brow art, especially if it’s a little tongue-in-check, and ESPECIALLY if it’s dark and/or inappropriate. Enter: Bargain Bin Blasphemy. How wonderful … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

San Francisco: Pussy Riot Benefit + Frightwig Interview

Well, here’s some exciting news, folks. This Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm, City Lights and the Feminist Press will be co-presenting a tribute to Pussy Riot, featuring performances and readings … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

RAB Radio #30: Kill the Bee Gees!

This show was a “doozy.” Head over to Radio Valencia to stream or download Edition 30 of Ribbon Around a Bomb Radio. Check out our playlist below! [The Bastards] Patience … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: Malcom McLaren

Happy Birthday (and RIP), Mr. McLaren. You single-handedly translated several major underground music movements into just-the-right-amount-of-shocking, fashionable, marketable products. Bravo. The pseudo-Situationist sure could craft though. From the Pistols and … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Style Ish: Modern Western

I’ve been thinking recently about how to bring my Southwestern obsession (and “roots”) to my Bay Area wardrobe. You know, without totally looking all “cowgirl.” Some mod-western ideas: [Prabal Gurung] … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Arts Bombast: Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970

I’ll conclude Ribbon Around a Bomb’s unofficial “Japan Week” with an exhibition recommendation: MoMA’s Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970. I haven’t been to it myself, but I sure as hell … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

RAB Radio #29: JAPANARCHY

The latest installation of Ribbon Around a Bomb Radio is here, folks. And it’s glorious. We did a 2-hour set of all female-fronted Japanese punk, indie, DIY, noise, garage, experimental … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Style Ish: Harajuku Punk

パンクロック永遠に! When most people think of Harajuku style, I feel like they think: out-of-control bubblegum pink, pigtails, gothic Lolitas, Gwen Stefani bullshit… well it’s not all so over the top … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: Atsuko Tanaka

Rounding out the trifecta of INCREDIBLE Japanese women artists (oh, hi, Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono) is of course, Atsuko Tanaka. [Tanaka wearing her “Electric Dress”- 1956] Like Ono and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

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