Though Zuzuka Poderosa describes her sound as “South America meets the South of North America” we’d like to think there’s some of the Southside in there too. I asked Zu about her new music, favorite Brooklyn venues, interracial music babies, and what’s up with her in 2014.
A feminist critique of Kanye West’s latest effort Yeezus, which recently debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.
On May 29, 2013 there were two back-to-back panel discussions, one in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, which drew two different crowds of artists, feminists and leftists. To my knowledge, only two people attended both: myself and the journalist and author Sara Marcus. Listen right here, or click through to read more, listen to audio and see video of a live performance of Habibi.
This Memorial Day weekend, specifically 8pm on May 25, at Bushwick’s own Acheron – the home of the second coming of CBGB’s according to them – we’ll be hosting some of Brooklyn’s talented emerging women in rock n’ roll at our showcase: The Grrrlie Show.
Kim and Thurston were role models for working in a creative partnership. We thought we could trust these over-30s to model a lifestyle we could get into, one that would veer away from such clichés as the midlife crisis affair. So, what now?
Liz Godoy’s latest musical endeavor is a new LP under the guise of The Tablets, songs written by her, and co-produced with partner and collaborator the musician and producer Brenden Beu (Male Bonding, Pissed Jeans, o’death). This mélange of 60s garage infused new wave noise shoe-gaze sounds like a lot of things you want to hear, all at once.
The SXSW film premiere of The Punk Singer, a documentary on the life of Kathleen Hanna, happened in Austin, Texas last week. The documentary on the Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin singer and longtime activist, artist and de facto leader of the 90s feminist movement riot grrrl, Kathleen, along with producer Tamra Davis and director Sini Anderson answered questions in a DIY media blitz down south. Special guest appearance by Amanda Palmer.
I arrived at ABC No Rio on a recent Saturday, sixteen years after my first matinee for a record release party celebrating the local lady band Claire’s Diary. It was the first time it really sunk in how far things had come.
Dominique Miniaci along with her partner and East Village Radio host, Mike Newman run Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records, an offshoot of Newman’s four-year-old EVR show by the same name.
You. Must. Write. About. This. Band. Was the message I got from Sharon Van Etten recently, and I obliged, and here we are. They’re playing this Saturday at Glasslands with Speck Mountain and a special guest – wonder who that could be!