It's not the first place we'd expect to find Kathleen Hanna's name, but there it is, subtly tacked onto the credits for Neal Medlyn's Wicked Clown Love, a 2012 experimental work "built around the music and culture of hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse, their devoted fan base the Juggalos, and other form ... More >>
Wednesday, May 25
Better than: Watching the American Idol finale in real time.
I'll be honest: There was something pretty delicious about spending last night, during which a super-frustrating American Idol season came to an end by crowning a ... More >>
Poly Styrene, whose howl and unwillingness to be "seen and not heard" made her a heroine among many, has passed away after a battle with breast cancer. Born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, Styrene quickly became an iconic figure as frontwoman of the skronky X-Ray Spex; the way she paired incisive ... More >>
We are on the cusp of a riot-grrrl resurgence, or so we hope. Early last year, NYU's Fales Library announced that the institution had acquired Kathleen Hanna's 1989-1996 papers. Then in the fall, news of a Hanna documentary spread, with activist/poet/Sister Spit staple Sini Anderson at th ... More >>
"I think empowerment is very sexy and cool, and there's no reason you can't believe that."
Amy Klein is a busy woman. Her most high-profile gig is playing guitar for Thomas-Paine-for-the-Twitter-Generation art-punks Titus Andronicus, but she makes a diverse plethora of music on her own. Her ... More >>
Saturday's Rally for Women's Health in Foley Square served as a reminder that activism in America is alive and well, contrary to whatever the Internet might have been telling us. An estimated 6,000 people gathered at the event held by New York City's Planned Parenthood in an attempt to tell W ... More >>
LIFE.com With sparks flaring across the globe, from the Middle East to the Midwest and even our very own SoHo, what seems to be a moment for change is spreading rapidly. This weekend, New Yorkers will take to the streets in honor of two particularly relevant issues: women's health, and violen ... More >>
We suggest you play this song around your family tomorrow. Get it here.That's it for us, internet, we're back on Monday. But before we leave, let's run it back. The worst song of 2010? Well, it wasn't the cast of Glee's "Loser." And it wasn't Bret Michaels's repulsive cover of "What I Got." W ... More >>
Kathleen Hanna is slowly creeping back into the limelight -- a few nights after taking the stage during her own star-studded tribute show at the Knitting Factory, the Riot Grrrl luminary/semi-recluse showed up at an Our Hit Parade fete at Joe's Pub for a long, rambling, thoroughly engrossing ... More >>
A thing that happened. Photo by Phil Freeman.In the week we debated whether 2010 was the best year for music ever (you guys know that was a joke, right?), we pitted Chris Brown against Katy Perry, Titus Andronicus against LCD Soundsystem, Taylor Swift against M.I.A., and house music against h ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's year-in-review rock-critic roundtable, an amiable ongoing conversation between five prominent Voice critics: Rob Harvilla, Zach Baron, Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, and Rich Juzwiak. We'll be here all week!
At least one song on this record is really good!Gent ... More >>
Murray Hill introduces the night's star attraction.
The Kathleen Hannah Project
The Knitting Factory
Saturday, December 12
Better than: Any actual battle of the bands that I've ever attended.
We are gathered here tonight at the Knitting Factory to praise Kathleen Hanna, not bury her. Though it ... More >>
The Corin Tucker Band
Tuesday, October 26
Better than: Quasi at SXSW 2010
Watching the Corin Tucker Band at the Bowery Ballroom is akin to seeing a favorite essayist discuss a novel (or vice versa): this may not be the body of work you want to hear this seminal figure address, ... More >>
You know it's the real one this time, among other reasons, because she actually shouts out two out of three Le Tigres--plus Peaches--on the song. Funny how Xtina run through the Kathleen Hanna filter ends up sounding something like fake patois; "female friendship, strength," and partying may be wh ... More >>
In the battle between Xtina's titantic, firehose voice and the 2010 zeitgeist--in the persons of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and now Le Tigre, whose songwriting shows up on Aguilera's newest, "I Hate Boys" [cancel that: see below]--her singular bellow is winning handily, but that's not a bad thing. Re ... More >>
New Year's Eve...no idea, basically. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week we learned that Animal Collective's manager is apparently endowed with a baby leg, in the one dark place where that would be a meaningful statement, we did our best to otherwise cleanse the ol' SOTC soul, apologizing to ... More >>
L. Magazine comes up with the suitably photocopied-in-black-and-white flyer announcing the deal, which will send Kathleen Hanna's papers from the years 1989-1996 to the library, where the collection will "support scholarship in feminism, punk activism, queer theory, music history and more." F ... More >>
-- Usually when a band announces an "extended break," it means they are too afraid to say they broke up. Not the case with Le Tigre. The electro-punk trio are back in the studio working with Christina Aguilera, though there isn't much more information available than that. The group has been quiet si ... More >>