Are you sick of tuning in to Radio Valencia on Saturday nights, expecting to enjoy “women who rock,” only to have your senses assaulted by bands you’ve never heard of like Legal Weapon, Tozibabe and Chin Chin? We hear you! And this Saturday, from 10pm-midnight Ribbon Around A Bomb is going “poseur” for the fans. We’re abandoning all values, integrity, and musical taste for one glorious night of SELLING OUT.
Spinning all radio-friendly female-fronted “punk/rock,” this is your one and only chance to hear what you’ve always dreamed of hearing on Ribbon Around A Bomb! Mainstream artists and bands like: Blondie, Pat Benatar, the Pretenders, and Patti Smith. But wait, there’s more! We’re exclusively featuring all the most played-out jams like Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat.”
After we’ve exhausted all the B-52s and Heart that we can handle, we’ll move on up the timeline to Liz Phair, Hole and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Finally, we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to the Julie Ruin (ft. Kathleen Hanna) show in San Francisco on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Don’t miss it! “Generic feminist tagline, grrrl!”
Mainstream Mania! will be live on Radio Valencia this Saturday, September 14 from 10pm until midnight.
[Debbie Harry, Viv Albertine, Siouxsie Sioux, Chrissie Hynde, Poly Styrene, Pauline Black.]
Ribbon Around A Bomb continues to excite me with every new show. Even in the most soul nullifying place in the world you can have your spirits lifted by hearing “I Love Rock and Roll” on the radio. Thank you Joan Jett. In Pat Benetar’s performance of “Get Nervous” I saw someone in my life who I lost to and took back from the system. Back in the day, when times were truely tough, Michael Steele stood up and out in a clinch. As evident as usual from the camera’s eye,Viv, Siouxsie, and Poly are a moltan amalgamation of possibilities. Not intentionally detracting from the sensuality of Jackie Fox. I never had a chance to hear the Pretenders play if they ever did when I lived in Akron, but my social life revolved around weekends spent witnessing Chi Pig at the downtown venue called the Bank. From my standpoint,female fronted punk has evolved tremendously thanks to shows like Ribbon Around A Bomb, and the notion of Mainstream Mania has inspired me to break out my Donnas t-shirt and listen for the next “Shake in the Action”. I wish Patty, the late vocalist of the Waitresses, were with us to hear it on the radio.
Thank you! Oh man, the Waitresses and the Donnas are both EXCELLENT suggestions. I’ll play ’em on Saturday.
OK Honeybunny Ferrara wants to hear some PROPAGANDA fronted by the awesome Claudia Brucken & Susanne Freytag (play “P-Machinery” if ya got it). Or if Propaganda isn’t mainstream enough for you, then TIL TUESDAY would be nice as well (“Voices Carry”). Luv ya!
“Voices Carry” is in the queue!
selling out never sounded soooo good!
I was skeptical until Stevie Nicks started singing
During my coming of age period in high school,my next door neighbors took me an all expenses paid road trip from Ohio to Florida This enlightening experience led the three of us southbound by car.Not only was it my first time so far out of state, but dangerous enough for these significantly older men to instruct me to duck down out of sight as we rambled down the highways through Alabama and Georgia. Most memorable was doing so in and out of various states of altered conscienceness, listening to “the” Heart album repeatedly in its duration on the car 8 track player. Needless to say, I gained, and still have much respect for “LIttle Queen” and “Keep Your Love Alive”.From start to finish, I found Mainstream Mania quite a rousing retrospective.I wish I could’ve tried my luck at winning the tickets for the The Julie Ruin show. One of the several times I crashed and burned in San Francisco, I remember seeing the Human Hands at Mabuhay Gardens. My stint at the Presidio Hill school didn’t afford me ample time away to delve into the punk scene, but I’m glad to see such a thriving West coast scene still in effect.I appreciate to the depths your playing my suggestions…