Ali Koehler

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Vivian Girls Remember: Pizza! Wild Puppies! Jean Jackets!

    This weekend, The Vivian Girls play their very last shows ever. Their band was born in Brooklyn, so it's fitting that they're going to wrapping things up, there, too, with a pair of shows: one Saturday at Death By Audio and one Sunday at Baby's All Right. The Vivian Girls: Katy "Kickball Katy" Goo ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 1, 2011


    Although East is still better, amirite?

  • Music

    October 13, 2010

    Frankie Rose Isn't Going Anywhere

    After ditching three rising fuzz-pop bands, a Brooklyn fixture finds solace with her fourth

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Vivian Girls Part Ways With Their Second Drummer

    Let the Spinal Tap jokes begin: the Vivian Girls seem to have shed another drummer. It's their second after O.G. skinslady Frankie Rose, who split a couple summers back; since then, the band's drummer has been the capable Ali Koehler. Now, evidently, it is not. The band's publicist confirms the pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Track-By-Track: Vivian Girls Go Through Everything Goes Wrong With Us

    (Clockwise): Drummer Ali Koehler, singer-guitarist Cassie Ramone, bassist Kickball Katy This Tuesday, dirty-guitar-punk trio Vivian Girls released their sophomore album Everything Goes Wrong. Last spring, a day before they were to go on tour, as well as move out of their shared apartment, singer-gu ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2009

    Give the Vivian Girls a Break

    The Applebee's-loving reverb queens triumphantly return with more of the same

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Vivian Girls' "Moped Girls" Video: Kickball Katy Gets a Milk Shampoo, Gives Their Ali Drummer a Bloody Nose

    Because we are juvenile and uncouth and easily amused, we generally prefer blogging about music videos that star naked people, but we'll make an exception for the Vivian Girls, since we always do. This one's called "Moped Girls," a breezy, under-two-minute tune that's from a Rough Trade seven-inch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Vivian Girls and Awesome Color at Cake Shop

    Vivian Girls Awesome Color Friday September 21 Cake Shop Photos by Rebecca Smeyne Local soft-focus punk rockers Vivian Girls channel distant cousins No Age as much as they do C86, Heavenly, Shop Assistants, et al: Something about the gorgeous way they leave their songs so unpolished. In a way, it ... More >>