Ribbon Around A Bomb

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In the Mood For… Internet K-Hole

Thanks to my friend Gypsy Dildo, my most favorite place in the world these days is the Internet K-Hole. If you like the ’80s, beer, skateboards, tits, classic metal and … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls were/are a group of anonymous radical artists and activists dedicated to fighting sexism and discrimination in the art world. Around ’85, they started printing cheap, humorous posters with … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Arts Bombast: Allen Ginsberg at CJM

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” -Allen Ginsberg [Ginsberg, 1953.] I recently had the rather mystical pleasure of attending a preview of the Contemporary Jewish Museum‘s new exhibition, … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Noisegasm: Reversible Cords

Austin’s Reversible Cords were a fun-times DIY band that was also more than a little dark and ironic… before that was the cool thing to be. I’ve been meaning to … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

San Francisco: Win Tickets! New Wave City: Ladies of the ’80s

[Terri Nunn] The kids at one of my favorite clubs in SF (and let’s face it, it’s not very often that I can tolerate ANY “club”) are throwing a “Ladies … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s

Huzzah! My rad east coast ally Arielle returns with another insightful contribution, this time reviewing the Corcoran Gallery’s exhibit, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s. Read on, be … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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