Ribbon Around A Bomb

Femme Avant-core

In the Mood for… Slaughter

Internet friends, have you heard of grad school? It’s a government trick to raze your spirits, steal all of your money, and slaughter whatever mental capacity you may have once … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

San Francisco: Dwarves guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed + DJ La Lengua (me!) this Saturday

This Saturday, instead of my normal in-studio radio DJing, I’ll be spinning tunes at an event here in the Mission. HeWhoCannotBeNamed, of the Dwarves, is playing at 16th and Valencia, … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

RAAB Radio 39 : Jive Baby on a Saturday Night + 40: Punks, Get Off the Grass

Two NEW Ribbon Around a Bomb radio podcasts, kids. Yes, that’s 4 hours of female-fronted punk. Welcome to your day. [Source unknown- anyone have ideas?] Click the titles to stream … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

In the Mood For… Punk on ’80s Tabloid Talk Shows

Back in the early ’80s, good kids turning punk was apparently a terrifying prospect. Reagan-era conservatism, misconception, and panic over the state of America’s youth painted punk as an obvious … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

RAAB Radio 38: Summertime Fun

[Patti Smith] After nearly two months “outta the game,” Saturday marked my glorious return to the airwaves on San Francisco’s Radio Valencia. Ribbon Around a Bomb Radio spins all female-fronted … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Style Ish: Moda Operandi’s Punk Shop

Guilty: I kind of love things like this- things that give me an excuse to be an openly-critical asshole. Moda Operandi, in conjunction with the Met’s Punk: From Chaos to … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lit Bombast: Nothing Nice to Say

Does anyone else miss NNTS? Mitch Clem’s comix hit all the topics “punx” love discussing, like: fascism, homophobia, conformity, sexism …and most importantly of course, being a poser. The dynamic … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lit Bombast: Sexism and Punk via Attica! Attica!

First I fell in love with the punk sounds of Marathon (hi, me circa ’06), then I fell in love with the folk sounds of Attica! Attica!. I think I’ve … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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