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Rebel Girl – Kathleen Hanna

By - Jackie Lo There are a handful of women that I’ve admired and have guided me on my musical journey. PJ Harvey, Kim Gordon, Kim Deal, Liz Phair, and Kathleen Hanna. By the end of this year, I’ll be able to say that I’ve seen all of them live on stage. As a teenager in the 90s, these were the bands I listened to. As a 20-something year old […]

todayJune 13, 2024 33

Culture

“Yankee Doodle” to “Stupid Ho”: A Journey Through Diss Tracks in Music History

Throughout music history, few genres have witnessed the explosive evolution of lyrical confrontation as extensively as the Diss Track. From the humble beginnings of folk songs like "Yankee Doodle" to the hard-hitting modern tracks like "Stupid Ho," the art of throwing verbal jabs and lyrical insults has transformed and diversified over time. "Yankee Doodle," which dates back to the 1700's, is perhaps an unlikely starting point for the evolution of […]

todayOctober 18, 2023 140

Culture

Remembering Sinead O’Connor

By - Kristi Houk “These are dangerous days. To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.” -Sinead O’Connor, “Black Boys on Mopeds” from I Do Not Want What I haven’t Got, (1990) I wasn’t supposed to write this. I was slated to review the latest Guided by Voices album (which is great, btw), but while poking around online during my lunch break on Wednesday, I saw the post with all of the broken heart emoji’s in the […]

todayJuly 27, 2023 301 8

Culture

Jane Birkin – Singer, Actress and Fashion Inspiration dead at 76

She embodied beauty in the 1960's European erotic art cinema world, was the lover and collaborator with Serge Gainsbourg and even has the most famous designer bag named after her.  She owned her quiet confidence and inspired and emboldened sexuality in women everywhere. At 20, Ms. Birkin appeared in Michelangelo Antonioni’s hit 1966 movie, “Blow Up”  where she played a fashion model — the credits listed her as only The […]

todayJuly 17, 2023 169

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