Don’t underestimate teenage bands: they’re unstoppable. Their drive, ambition, and carefree attitudes toward life and the world around them don’t make them naive; these traits just make them better at tapping into their vulnerable sides. Whether this means sadness, rage, or cautious contentment, the three members of the punk trio HotWax are proving this to be true with their latest single, “Phone Machine.” Mixing distorted guitars with Bikini Kill-esque vocal melodies, “Phone Machine” is a refreshing new take on the ‘90s feminist punk sound. The music video holds the same DIY attitude, showcasing the members of HotWax performing the track… Read more »
When you think about your favorite childhood films, it is likely that a Disney Princess or two come to mind. If you grew up in the late 90s or early 2000s, you were probably obsessed with singing songs from each soundtrack with your parents. Something is to be said about how this music made us feel as kids. With today’s diverse and inclusive lineup of characters, how this music makes us feel today. The current catalog of Disney Princess songs features a wide range of genres and cultural influences. From the shimmering sounds of Middle Eastern guitars in ‘Aladdin,’ to… Read more »
Cassadee Pope is boldly reclaiming her throne in pop-punk with the release of her latest venture “Almost There.” Marking her second new release of 2023 following “People That I Love Leave,” which Pope recently performed at the idobi Studios in LA, “Almost There” presents a juxtaposing feel compared to her previous single release. “Almost There” delves into a more sensual side of Pope’s songwriting that she’s previously left untapped. Co-written by Pope, alongside renowned talents Nick Furlong (credited for work with blink-182, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and Papa Roach) and Christina Galligan (affiliated with gnash and aespa), the song invites… Read more »
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 »
Summer is almost here and idobi Radio, idobi Howl and idobi Anthm has all of the freshest music to soundtrack your long days in the sun.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, meaning it’s time to prep your brunches, order nice flowers, and make a sick playlist for your mom, grandma, older sister, and/or whoever had a hand in making you the rockstar you are today. While we can’t order an Edible Arrangement for you, we have handpicked our favorite tracks that honor all forms of motherhood and womanhood. Stereotypically, pop-punkers and modern rockers are associated with hating their hometowns and hurling all their angst at their parents. From twenty one pilots’ breakout single “House Of Gold” all the way to Miley Cyrus’ 2019 feminist anthem “Mother’s… Read more »
The game, it seems, has found its feet again—and that means Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) is off to a racing start once more.
This Jen is not my She-Hulk but it might be yours. If so, I’ll raise a glass to your enjoyment while I cry into my beer (and smile because I’ll always have the comics).
Featured properties: Motherland: Fort Salem, Hotties, Untold, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Echoes, Making the Cut, House of the Dragon
Basslines and Protest Signs is Brett Callwood’s column looking at the intersection of music and politics. This week looks at the year ahead.