New York four-piece, cumgirl8, has released their latest effort “cicciolina” and inked a record deal with 4AD ahead of their support dates alongside Le Tigre this summer. Inspired by the Hungarian-Italian former porn star turned politician Cicciolina Ilona Staller, the band shares, “Cicciolina is an Italian icon, porn star, and former politician that was elected to parliament in the 90s. She advocated for human rights and the eradication of nuclear weapons. Cicciolina said ‘make sex not war’ and used her divine power of femininity to troll the status quo while disrupting it from the inside. We feel her ideals are… Read more »
Earlier this year, the Kathleen Hanna-led Le Tigre announced their first tour in 18 years. Last August, the band reunited for their first show in over a decade at This Ain’t No Picnic Festival and performed a massive 16-track set. On their upcoming tour, the band will be supported by a number of incredible acts including Dream Wife, Problem Patterns, Big Joanie, and Chicks On Speed throughout the UK and Europe. Read more: Foo Fighters Announce Six More Shows on US Headline Tour Following their UK and European dates in June, Le Tigre will return to the States and be… Read more »
The Inbox Jukebox is the new column bringing you fresh new tunes and bands. This week features new tracks from Alex Bent + the Emptiness, CHON, De’Wayne Jackson, Tigress, and CrazyEightyEight.
If you’re obsessed with the riot grrrl movement, then you are likely a fan of Bikini Kill. The Washington-based punk band, known for coining the term’s unique spelling, did their part to speak out against misogyny, the patriarchy, and standing up for various feminist topics. Now, frontwoman Kathleen Hanna is telling her story in her upcoming memoir, ‘Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk.’ Set to drop online and in bookstores on May 14, the book will take readers on a journey from Hanna’s childhood to her days grinding on the road with Bikini Kill. Being in an all-girl… Read more »
When about thirty years pass, will Bikini Kill and Le Tigre lyrics still sound current, or is some actual progress too much to ask for?
Los Angeles-based pop singer-songwriter, Jake Scott released his new album Live 2022 today. The album was recorded during his Lavender headline tour in the fall of last year. Each song on the album was recorded during a different night of the tour and allows fans to revisit their experience of seeing Scott live on stage. The effort showcases Scott’s high-energy, deeply authentic and heartfelt songwriting, and overall engaging performances. Check out the track list for the live album below. Earlier this month, Jake Scott attended the CMT Awards on behalf of his nomination for “Collaborative Video of The Year” as… Read more »
The Inbox Jukebox is the new column bringing you fresh new tunes and bands.
List of winners at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards Album of the Year: ” Raising Sand” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss ; T Bone Burnett producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Rounder) Rap Album: ” Tha Carter III” Lil Wayne (Cash Money/Universal Motown) Male Pop Vocal Performance : “Say,” John Mayer ; track from “Continuum” (Columbia) Record of the Year: “Please Read The Letter,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; track from “Raising Sand” (Rounder) New Artist: Adele Rock Album: “Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends,” Coldplay (Capitol) Pop… Read more »
Basslines and Protest Signs is Brett Callwood’s column looking at the intersection of music and politics. This week talks about the return of the riot grrrls.
Los Angeles – Before they made the jump to Atlantic Records in 2004, the members of Death Cab for Cutie thought long and hard about leaving Seattle’s Barsuk Records. But after six years of deliberation, and the ultimate satisfaction the band took in its decision, manager Jordan Kurland grants that there has been a twinge of remorse. “I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that after I saw Bright Eyes debut in the top 10, I didn’t think, ‘Ah, we should have done that…’ But we’re having a great time.” Indeed, the band Bright Eyes bolted to No. 10 on… Read more »