The Kill Rock Stars show was great! The floor was full from noon o'clock on, when Portland locals Explode into Colors hit the stage. This three piece trio wowed the crowd outside their Pacific Northwest with Klaudia's vocals and the awesome drumming from Lisa and Heather. The Paper Chase, Horsefeathers, Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down, Marnie Stern, and the Thermals followed!
A group of concerned mothers deeming themselves "Twittermoms" created a petition to remove previously decreed Douchebag Chris Brown from the list of Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards nominees. The petition also called for Rihanna's removal because "had she made the rational decision to accept the no-contact order and end the relationship, she would not be named". Brown withdrew from the competition himself last week, but Nickelodeon would not do remove his name previous to that on their own stating it was up to the kids to decide. Why was Rihanna called to remove herself in the first place? Was Nickelodeon valid in their initial reaction to keep Brown in the running? What about the morality of the other nominees? Read more after the jump!
I originally heard German electronic strongwoman, Ellen Allien in 2003 when her first full length album, Berlinette,
arrived on the scene. Her stop/start beats and the warmth of her spoken
words on top ('Need a planet without cars and wars—no wars—no cars—no
wars—no cars. I wish it could be true...) got me right away. Well, she
hasn't stopped since (and really she'd be going on for quite a while
before that). Her newer works are perhaps less accessible—exploring
sound scapes rather than dance beats, but you can always get your fill
of BPMs with Allien's DJ sets.
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Between today (March 16) and May 15, we'll be accepting Bitch infomercial videos from YOU! If your video is selected as one of our favorites, we'll run it on our website during the campaign AND you'll win a lifetime subscription to Bitch! Act now while supplies last! Here is a "music vest" infomercial to get you in the mood:
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Last week, John Worboys was convicted of one count of rape and seven counts of sexual assault on women he drugged and attacked in his cab. At least 85 women accused him of assault and the number is believed to be even higher than that. Due to a practice by British police to fail to classify women's allegations of assault as crimes, Worboys and who knows how many other predators got away with their crimes, until last year when those complaints were finally taken seriously. Read more after the jump...
For my turn at Adventures in Feministory, I wanted to give props to the creator of a character that inspired girls to keep spy notebooks and make their own tool belts. A character that was every bit as unladylike as she was fond of gossip. A character who was unapologetically loud and rocked jeans and sneakers everyday. I am, of course, talking about Louise Fitzhugh and (my personal hero) Harriet the Spy.
Production is underway for our next Buzz/Consumed podcast and it won't be complete without you! We are hungry for your celebrity nominees for the Bitch Living Fossil Hall of Fame, and your burning, embarrassing, or rando questions for oracle with the mostess, the Ask Your Cervix segment!
Also lined up are interviews with the women who run Kill Rock Stars, as well as the crushtastic Sarah Haskins, whose latest Target:Women on Barbie is out and making my belly shake.
To listen to our past podcasts and last Living Fossil and Ask Your Cervix segments, check out our Podcast page! Email [email protected] for Ask Your Cervix questions and [email protected] for Fossil nominees!
It's Friday, and you know what that means: Time for another edition of BitchTapes! Because Spring (crush season) is upon us, I figured I'd put together a mix of songs you can send to your crush(es). In the "Kelsey's Got A Crush on You" mix you'll find a song for almost every crush occasion and gender/orientation combination.
There's a song for a new crush, an old crush, an unwanted crush, a closeted gay crush, and even a crush who doesn't know you exist. Read about each track after the jump, and feel free to appropriate this mix for your own crushworthy purposes. (Make suggestions about additional crush songs, too!) By the end of the weekend, we'll all have our crushes eating out of the palms of our hands.