Ribbon Around A Bomb

Femme Avant-core

Arts Bombast: William Keihn

William Keihn’s updated approach to the classic psychedelic aesthetic has me totally rethinking my normal aversion to bright colors and hallucinatory imagery. Maybe it’s because this reminds me more of … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

RAB Radio #37: Debutantes in Bondage

[VS] You’re welcome: Ribbon Around a Bomb’s female-fronted punk radio show has yet another BRAND NEW PODCAST available for streaming or download. In this edition, I’m joined on-air by Fifty-Sixer, … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

In the Mood For… Songs About Margaret Thatcher

R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher. In honor of the occassion, my top 10 favorite songs about the Iron Lady: 1. The Not Sensibles- I’m In Love with Margaret Thatcher 2. Elfyn Presli … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 3 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

Lit Bombast: Making Waves

It’s been a slow week on Ribbon Around a Bomb, but today, my friends, is the best day ever. I’m finally done with my final papers for Winter quarter of … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Lit Bombast: Savage Messiah

Savage Messiah was a gritty and gloomy fanzine straight from the streets of London via the brain of Laura Oldfield Ford. Although it was created in the oughts (hell, is … Continue reading

March 18, 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

Lit Bombast: Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom

Discontent with the culture of male hysteria Wild leaderism devours brains The Orthodox religion of a hard penis Patients are asked to accept conformity       -Pussy Riot, from … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

RAB Radio Edition 35: Cover Up!

Download or stream Saturday’s Ribbon Around a Bomb podcast to hear cover versions of all your favorite songs, rendered AWESOME, of course, by femme-punk groups! Mi lista de play: Patience … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

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