Ribbon Around A Bomb

Femme Avant-core

In the Mood for… Pride

O HAAY, San Francisco. This weekend is one our beloved city’s most significant, majestic, and celebratory events: SF PRIDE. With the federal government overturning DOMA on Wednesday, I have a … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Film Bombast: MOCATV’s The Art of Punk

“My name is Raymond Pettibon and I designed this motherfuckin’ thing.” –Raymond Pettibon MOCATV is a contemporary art video channel hosted on Youtube, operated by (obviously) the Museum of Contemporary … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: The Hipsterization of the Contemporary Art World

Has anyone else noticed that 90% of everything in galleries and at art fairs these days look, well, the same? [David Fleck] Before I launch into a diatribe, let me … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

Arts Bombast: Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson is not a nonchalent photographer. She creates very intentional, carefully crafted photographic works, usually with still details of the body and associated words. The stark images and words … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

In the Mood for… Slaughter

Internet friends, have you heard of grad school? It’s a government trick to raze your spirits, steal all of your money, and slaughter whatever mental capacity you may have once … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

San Francisco: Dwarves guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed + DJ La Lengua (me!) this Saturday

This Saturday, instead of my normal in-studio radio DJing, I’ll be spinning tunes at an event here in the Mission. HeWhoCannotBeNamed, of the Dwarves, is playing at 16th and Valencia, … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

RAAB Radio 39 : Jive Baby on a Saturday Night + 40: Punks, Get Off the Grass

Two NEW Ribbon Around a Bomb radio podcasts, kids. Yes, that’s 4 hours of female-fronted punk. Welcome to your day. [Source unknown- anyone have ideas?] Click the titles to stream … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Film Bombast: “The Real SF” (ft. a Cameo by Yours Truly)

Some of you may know Ash as my bff and sometimes-cohost DJ Ashtray on Ribbon Around a Bomb radio. She’s a pretty amazing woman, if I may say so. A … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

Arts Bombast: Beach Towels

It’s officially summer in SF (why hello, 75 degree forecast for tomorrow!) and I just discovered my most coveted summer items. No guys, it’s not cut-off jorts, or a stupidly … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

In the Mood For… Punk on ’80s Tabloid Talk Shows

Back in the early ’80s, good kids turning punk was apparently a terrifying prospect. Reagan-era conservatism, misconception, and panic over the state of America’s youth painted punk as an obvious … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

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