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Noisegasm: Mia Zapata, 20 Years Later

“I don’t like to be a violent woman, but I know I have it in me.” -The Gits, Here’s to Your Fuck Mia Zapata was the frontwoman of Seattle punk … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

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: Justine Frischmann

I sort hate to start the post this way, but… remember the pure greatness that was Elastica? Well, who knew that frontwoman Justine Frischmann is now, a.) a legit visual … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

In the Mood For… Kim Fucking Gordon

Today, my friends, Kim Gordon turns 60 (yes, you read that correctly, 60) years old. Clearly a tribute to this incredible woman is in order. So, here you have it, … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Lit Bombast: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

Imagine reading Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret while doing a line… during an occult sex ritual… in which you haven’t slept for 3 days straight. That’s pretty much … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Style Ish: Saint Laurent F13

Christ, this is lame. Like, seriously lame. And I don’t EVER post about stuff that’s lame, but who could possibly resist these amazing pictures? Yep, that’s Kim Gordon, Courtney Love, … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 4 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: Anita Lane

Anita Lane is my current style icon. Like all of Nick Cave’s dream women, she’s got the angsty sexpot thing down for sure. GOOD GOD, that messy hair: She also … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Noisegasm: Blood Sausage

Something from the ’90s, for once! Blood Sausage is a super-good side project of Huggy Bear. I listened to this fabulously garage-y, dance-y track, “What Law Am I Breaking Now?” … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Arts Bombast: Women Who Rock

Other than the fact that the title is shamelessly trite, I’m not sure what to make of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ current exhibition, Women Who Rock: … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

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