Ribbon Around A Bomb

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RAAB Radio #50: The German Super(wo)man

Schnaddadeng, I’m on a German kick!  For your enjoyment, I present to you: a new installment of Ribbon Around a Bomb radio, featuring 2 hours of frauen-fronted German-language punk and post-punk. http://podcasts.radiovalencia.fm/ribbon_around_a_bomb/ribbon_around_a_bomb.2013-12-14.2200.mp3Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Style Ish: Androgynous Female Artists

If this is your first time reading, let me take a moment to tell you the absolute number one tenet here on Ribbon Around a Bomb: ALWAYS style over substance. … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Noisegasm: Interview with Ivan Kadey of National Wake

My punk-rock comrades, as you know, much of this blog is about featuring criminally underrated punk bands of the late ‘70s and earlier ‘80s. If that’s your jam, hell, do … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Louise Nevelson

“The greatest thing we have is the awareness of the mind. There we can build mansions. There we have all the things that are not given to us on earth.” … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Roberta Breitmore Series

I just returned from a brilliant 5-day escape to New York City. Besides hanging out with some of my best friends in the world, eating a plethora of delicious bread-based … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Ruby Ray

Another week, another punk photographer featured on Ribbon Around a Bomb. Ruby Ray‘s shots bring pure, unadulterated joy to mine eyes on this otherwise so-so Wednesday. The best part? The … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Puss Magazine

Between 1968-1974, a group of Swedish artists produced 24 copies of Puss Magazine, an often radical, always inappropriate political satire magazine. Check these groovy covers, and tell me- why does … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

RAB Radio #36: Bitchschool

My musical confederates: A new Ribbon Around a Bomb podcast is available for streaming or download. [Lydia Lunch] In this week’s installment, DJ Ashtray and I are joined by local … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Style Ish: How To Look Punk

The DEFINITIVE guide is here, guys. Click to enlarge. There are simply way too many gems in this brilliant 1977 publication, so I’ll boil my reflection down to three thoughts: … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Arts Bombast: Sheila Rock

Happy International Women’s Day! Even though nearly every day is IWD at Ribbon Around a Bomb, it seems especially appropriate to feature a female artist today. Sheila Rock is a … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

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