A few weeks ago, I wished aloud for a sequel to Rebecca Black’s “Friday.” Apparently, the universe heard me loud and clear. Rebecca delivered with a sequel called, yes,”Saturday.” (Does this mean everything I ask for on the internet will now come true? In that case, I’d like the next winning lottery numbers please.) Now, a pop punk cover of “Saturday” performed by Patty Walters has surfaced on YouTube and it’s even more fun than the original. Enjoy! Let’s cross our fingers for “Sunday” to be recorded in another two years.[YouTube]
Morrissey has a lot of feelings. It’s what makes him a great singer/songwriter and also what defines him as a difficult baby monster. It seems Morrissey’s been developing these tendencies since at least adolescence, if this letter he penned to music magazine NME is any indication. In 1976, a 17-year-old Morrissey wrote in to the magazine to complain about the Sex Pistols. Yup. Keep reading »
All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. First up, we’ve got gifts for the punk rock fanatic in your life… Keep reading »
Earlier this year, Laura Jane Grace of the band Against Me! came out as transgender in a revealing interview with Rolling Stone. Since then, Grace (formerly known as Tom Gabel) and the band have been touring the country — with Grace’s wife Heather and daughter Evelyn in tow. MTV caught up with Grace on the status of her transition and how life is different — and better — since she made her trans struggle public. Keep reading »
It’s been a kickass couple of years for women in music alternative scenes. Last year two books that dealt heavily with the Riot Grrl movement were published — Girls To The Front by Sara Marcus and Girl Power: The ’90s Revolution In Music by Marisa Meltzer — and a tour documentary about the band Le Tigre called “Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour” debuted this spring. And there’s more kickass-ness where that came from, ladies and gents! Check out “From The Back Of The Room,” a new documentary about women in the DIY punk scene which is currently doing screenings up and down the East Coast. The punk scene is super-embracing of people who want an alternative from mainstream culture. Yet the scene is not always the sexism- and racism-free haven you think it is going to be, says one woman in the film. I would love to see a screening of “From The Back Of The Room,” especially since Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill and Le Tigre appears in it. [Pitchfork] Keep reading »
Before the Internet took over our lives and blogs and Tumblrs were the common parlance for self-indulgent self-expression, there were fanzines. And I had one. Actually, a few.
It’s hard to imagine a time before the Internet was able to connect people with like-minded obsessions so quickly and easily, but 20 years ago, when dial-up was the only way to get online, blogs weren’t an option. Instead, creative types — social misfits and weirdos, artists and writers — made hand-crafted magazines, called fanzines, relying on scammed photocopies and cut-and-paste aesthetics to express themselves. Keep reading »