Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Releases First Album in Ten Years

Sleater-Kinney, the formative post-riot grrrl band that evolved from Olympia, Washington's tiny music scene to become one of the most important rock bands in America, is back with a triple-KO: they're reuniting, touring the US and Europe and, on January 20, releasing No Cities to Love, their first album in ten… » 10/20/14 2:40pm 10/20/14 2:40pm

Oh, the Unbelievable Shit You Get Writing About Music as a Woman

There's a blog goin' round the bend lately that's got people talking: A woman named Sarah O'Holla has a tumblr devoted to going through her husband's record collection, reviewing every single album to get to know more about it (and him). She's not a music critic; she's a librarian who waxes earnest/sarcastic about the… » 3/20/14 2:10pm 3/20/14 2:10pm

Thurston Moore Confirms He Is a Dick

Aging indie rock cool guy Thurston Moore spoke publicly for the first about the end of his marriage to ageless indie rock cool lady Kim Gordon to a UK magazine recently. And, predictably, he sounds like a dickhole. » 3/05/14 4:00pm 3/05/14 4:00pm

Rosie O'Donnell Totes Understands Where Chris Brown Is Coming From

Rosie O'Donnell discussed Chris Brown on her radio show over the weekend, saying: "I just don't know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else." Because, you know, other people throw chairs at windows, sending shattered glass down onto Times Square, and no one gives a shit! » 4/04/11 2:50pm 4/04/11 2:50pm

Rihanna's Rumored Topshop Line

Lindsay Lohan Fails Drug Test, Faces Jail Time

Sex-Positive Musicians Make You Miss Riot Grrrls

Several female rock groups have taken up the sex-positive mantel, distributing zines on female sexuality (including ejaculation) at their shows. Does this mark a brave new way of approaching sex education? Or is it just another watered-down stunt? » 6/16/10 12:30pm 6/16/10 12:30pm

Stars Come Out To Party At Spike's 4th Annual Guys Choice Awards

The fourth annual Spike TV Guys Choice Awards were held last night, and everyone from Jon Hamm to Scarlett Johansson to George Clooney came out to celebrate: » 6/06/10 11:40am 6/06/10 11:40am

Scenes From A Doggy Rock Show

As part of Sydney's Vivid LIVE festival, Laurie Anderson created a 20 minute concert specifically for dogs, with the actually music being "mostly inaudible" to their human owners. It appears that the dogs had a rockin' good time: » 6/05/10 12:00pm 6/05/10 12:00pm

3 Reasons We're Over Amanda Palmer

We liked Amanda Palmer when she fired back at her record company for calling her fat, and when she showed off her armpit hair on the red carpet. But now we're sick of her, and here's why: » 4/01/10 12:20pm 4/01/10 12:20pm

What Makes A Feminist Rock Star?

A while back, we asked what makes a feminist song. But now everyone from Joan Jett to Jezebel contributor Marisa Meltzer is weighing in on another question: what's "girl power," and which rock acts really promote it? » 3/29/10 6:30pm 3/29/10 6:30pm

Five Songs: A (Sort Of) Feminist Playlist

Several readers directed us to The AV Club's list of "well-intended yet misguided feminist anthems" — inspiring us to list a few more successful ditties, and to wonder what makes a feminist song anyway. » 3/15/10 5:20pm 3/15/10 5:20pm

"Don't Bring A Gun To A Snowball Fight" • Stolen Auschwitz Sign…

• A Washington D.C. police office was caught on video this weekend waving his gun at a large group of adults having a snowball fight. When confronted, he said he drew his gun, ''because I got hit with snowballs.'' » 12/21/09 6:00pm 12/21/09 6:00pm

John Travolta To Testify Today; Jaclyn Smith Is Alive & Well

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PJ Harvey Not Actually Crazy Wailing Banshee

Do you ever get annoyed when journalists act all surprised when a musician acts differently in an interview than she does onstage? If so, you'll really enjoy Matt Diehl's BlackBook interview with PJ Harvey. » 4/06/09 1:30pm 4/06/09 1:30pm

Rock Doctor

Six women's cancer doctors formed a band last spring to play at a conference of the Society of Gynecological Oncology and are now recording an album with the Gynecological Cancer Awareness Movement. The band, called N.E.D. or "no evidence of disease" is made up of doctors and researchers from around the U.S; their new… » 12/08/08 12:40pm 12/08/08 12:40pm

Girls Rock

Four young Saudi women are challenging taboos by forming their own rock band » 11/24/08 11:20am 11/24/08 11:20am. They're called the Accolade, after a pre-Raphaelite painting that founder Dina (band members gave their first names only to protect themselves) likes because "it shows a woman being satisfied with a man." Though Saudi women can't perform in…

Patti Smith: Dream Of Life: Only For Hardcore Smiths

A documentary that was 11 years in the making, Patti Smith: Dream of Life » 8/08/08 1:30pm 8/08/08 1:30pm focuses on the poster girl for the protopunk scene as she attempts to revive her musical career. Directed and filmed in black-and-white by commercial fashion photographer Steven Sebring, the film focuses less on Smith's past and more on who she…