Ribbon Around A Bomb

Femme Avant-core

Arts Bombast: Ruth Asawa

The first time I saw Ruth Asawa‘s work was about a week after I moved from New Mexico to San Francisco, in a hallway (not a gallery) at the de … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970

I’ll conclude Ribbon Around a Bomb’s unofficial “Japan Week” with an exhibition recommendation: MoMA’s Tokyo: A New Avant-Garde 1955-1970. I haven’t been to it myself, but I sure as hell … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

RAB Radio #29: JAPANARCHY

The latest installation of Ribbon Around a Bomb Radio is here, folks. And it’s glorious. We did a 2-hour set of all female-fronted Japanese punk, indie, DIY, noise, garage, experimental … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Style Ish: Harajuku Punk

パンクロック永遠に! When most people think of Harajuku style, I feel like they think: out-of-control bubblegum pink, pigtails, gothic Lolitas, Gwen Stefani bullshit… well it’s not all so over the top … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: Atsuko Tanaka

Rounding out the trifecta of INCREDIBLE Japanese women artists (oh, hi, Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono) is of course, Atsuko Tanaka. [Tanaka wearing her “Electric Dress”- 1956] Like Ono and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

In the Mood For… Female-fronted J-Punk

Tonight I’ll be on Radio Valencia from 10pm until 2am! Tune in via radiovalencia.fm. The first 2-hour block is my regular show, Ribbon Around a Bomb. Tonight I’m spinning all … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

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