I am so excited that I actually scored tickets to see Bikini Kill in Los Angeles with my best friend May 2nd, that I have committed to posting about a different counter-cultural or revolutionary woman or group of women musicians every day until the show! This project began on Facebook and Instagram, and then […]Read More The Project
My friend, Neil, is making this cool new podcast. He is DEFINITELY achieving his mission statement of creating my new favorite song in a minute or less with this number, “Roman Polanski Just Won an Award.” He is also responsible for my favorite thing someone said about me this week, one of the earliest supporters […]Read More HYPE: YOUR FAVORITE SONG IN ONE MINUTE OR LESS, A NEW COOL PODCAST BY NEIL JENDON
…LIVING TRASH FIRE. LIVING TRASH FIRE. Here and here are some examples of the Chicago Reader’s take on Riotfest. Also, here is the very excellent and thoroughly researched feature I wrote for that very publication that they did not want to commit to socially or politically OR PAY FOR. Bikini Kill Are Not the Revolution […]Read More I DECLARE WAR ON THE CHICAGO READER, OR: DO YOU WANT THE READER, OR DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH?
Well, I have had a very hard time getting a very excellent Bikini Kill feature I wrote published, because apparently journalism is mostly just advertising nowadays and criticism is not allowed anymore–ESPECIALLY not criticism of Bikini Kill, who it would seem are the sacred cow of feminist music journalism, so only fluff pieces are allowed–just […]Read More FEMINIST ZINES ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE WIRE
This is actual punk culture: three women who went to see Refused and The Hives alone, giving each other rides home, starting a band, organizing a misfit prom to raise money for abortions. Haiku review of Refused/The Hives @ Vic Theater, Chicago, IL 5/20/2019: white boys from Sweden care more about oppression than Bikini KillRead More THIS IS NOT THE END. IT IS OBVIOUSLY THE BEGINNING.
There is a post I want to write about Bikini Kill. It is a post about how important they were. A post about how they galvanized a movement that has actually changed the world, and is thus very revolutionary. The greatest example I can think of is Girls Rock!, a summer camp in which young […]Read More SHOTS FIRED: “BIKINI KILL ARE ACTIVISTS, NOT MUSICIANS,” AND THEY’RE NOT EVEN VERY GOOD ACTIVISTS
The tea will be hot and served in well-considered cups. Chairs will be available for all.Read More COMING SOON TO A WOMAN A DAY TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.: BIKINI KILL
The Breeders are probably my favorite band of all time. I have seen them live more than any other band, and they are so good every time, that I would pay to see them every day, if it was possible, and to the extent that I could afford it. And, to be totally clear, I […]Read More 2 DAYS TIL BIKINI KILL IN L.A.: The Breeders