Three-day weekend ahead for most of us, which is another reason to file over to Sunday night's spectacularly loaded tribute to too-soon departed Ari Up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Even without the excuse, there's so much planned to honor the riot-grrrl ancestor on the eve of what would have ... More >>
Our look back at all things 2010 continues this week as we highlight some of the year's most overlooked tracks. In this edition: songs from the gallery, more or less.
Jay Reatard, gone but not forgotten.It is depressing but accurate to note how inexorably the internet bends toward death, and how much of the work of professional critics these days is announcing it, verifying it, and making sense of it (often in that order, unfortunately). Michael Jackson, a ... More >>
Teen Daze really looks like this.Teen Daze Pianos Thursday, October 21 The Blow and the Screaming Females Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, October 21 Better than: Trying to find the next big thing. "Sometimes I feel like when I do the moves," the Blow's Khaela Maricich says toward the ... More >>
Dom makes a new friend. Photo by Sam Horine.Usually this would be right around the time you'd catch us fleeing the office in terror, but since it's CMJ, we're merely fleeing in the office in search of yet more shows. Our CMJ coverage will continue throughout the weekend; you can find what we' ... More >>
"Wild and crazy, like an animal let loose, but an innocent little girl with it too" is how Ari Up would later recall her 15-year-old, dreadlocked, Slits-fronting self, telling Simon Reynolds: "It wasn't to shock anyone." But shock people it did. The Slits began playing their inept, dub-damage ... More >>
photo by Rebecca Smeyne Hugs and Kisses The Continued Outbursts of Everett True THIS WEEK: Old Time Relijun swim through sweat Oh yeah. Before the gig, I traded with Arrington de Dionyso names we had in common. We agreed that Ari Up (The Slits singer) has quite some presence even now: he wan ... More >>
Riot-grrl godmothers at Mercury Lounge
The reunited Slits retain their sexy, wobbly mystery
Maripol's photos at the Soho Grand induce '80s nostalgia
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