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Interview: Chris Cohen Doesn’t Want to Bullshit You

“Chris Cohen exudes a kind of tranquility that masks an exacting mind. On a recent Friday evening, the 44-year-old, LA-based indie songwriter and producer unassumingly strolled into Town Pizza in Highland Park, and caught up with the bartender…”

Pitchfork

Watch King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Video for New Song “Organ Farmer”

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard recently announced their second album of 2019, Infest the Rats’ Nest. It’s out August 16 via Flightless/ATO. Today, they’ve shared a new music video for their new song “Organ Farmer.” In the clip directed by John Angus Stewart, the band wield some tools and try their hand at destroying a car. Watch it happen below.

Detroit Metro Times

Event Listing: Ezra Furman @ El Club 9/8/19

Event Listen for Ezra Furman’s 9/8 show in Detroit

Exclaim

Concert Listings in Toronto

Ezra Furman in Toronto @ Lee’s Place, Mon September 9, 2019

The Zender Agenda

Video Day #tzaupbeat

“Ezra Furman returns with his first single for Clam Down AKA I Should Not Be Alone off his new album Twelve Nudes (due 8/30/19).”

The Guardian

Riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill: 'We're back. It's intense'

Their songs excoriated rape culture, their motto was ‘girls to the front’ – and they inspired Nirvana’s biggest hit. Now Bikini Kill are back with a mission still relevant in 2019

QRO Mag

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – SUMMER 2019

The New York Times

Rebel Girls

And a few boys, too. When riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill played their first New York show in 22 years, these are the fans who showed up — one as early as noon and two who hadn’t told their parents. Hi mom and dad!

Mother Jones

Bikini Kill Returns Just When Women Need Them Most

Less than a month after a spate of state legislatures voted to enact sweeping abortion restrictions, 3,000 people, mostly women, swarmed Kings Theatre in Brooklyn to bang their heads, shake their hips, and scream. It wasn’t a protest, but the audience was angry. Bikini Kill, one of the preeminent feminist punk bands of the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s, was playing one of four sold-out shows in New York—their first since they broke up in 1997, the year that I was born.

Billboard

Looking Ahead: A Release Calendar for Upcoming Albums ft. Ezra Furman's "Twelve Nudes"

“Billboard’s running calendar of upcoming releases to make sure you’re in the know”

Alternative Press

BIKINI KILL JOIN FORCES WITH JOAN JETT FOR “REBEL GIRL” PERFORMANCE

Bikini Kill have been performing their first shows in 22 years, and Joan Jett recently was featured as a special guest on a stop in true riot grrrl fashion.

Consequence of Sound

Bikini Kill and Joan Jett perform “Rebel Girl” in Brooklyn: Watch

Bikini Kill delivered a true cherry bomb to their fans in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. For their third show at King’s Theatre, the reunited outfit brought out longtime friend and collaborator Joan Jett for a performance of “Rebel Girl” off 1993’s Pussy Whipped.

NME

Watch Joan Jett play 'Rebel Girl' with Bikini Kill in Brooklyn

Joan Jett joined Bikini Kill onstage in Brooklyn last night (June 4) to perform the band’s track ‘Rebel Girl’.

Read more at https://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-joan-jett-play-rebel-girl-bikini-kill-brooklyn-2505219#j2wZB59ScISQdOyI.99

Paper Magazine

Watch Bikini Kill Perform 'Rebel Girl' With Joan Jett

Bikini Kill aka Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail and Kathi Wilcox disbanded in 1997, but the world never stopped talking about them. Their legend status has only become more crystal clear in the past few years, as we’ve entered a spell of post-Trump Riot Grrrl fever, and young people look to the past for protest music that speaks to their anger and anxieties.

Paste Magazine

Watch Bikini Kill & Joan Jett Play "Rebel Girl" Together in Brooklyn

The iconic punk group performed with the classic rock legend at their Kings Theatre show

Revolver

SEE JOAN JETT JOIN BIKINI KILL ONSTAGE FOR HIGH-ENERGY "REBEL GIRL" PERFORMANCE

Last night, June 4th, at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, riot grrl pioneers Bikini Kill continued their reunion tour in perfect form by treating the sold-out crowd to an extra-special version of their hit “Rebel Girl” featuring the legendary Joan Jett on guitar and backing vocals.

Rolling Stone

See Joan Jett Perform ‘Rebel Girl’ With Bikini Kill in Brooklyn

Rock royalty Joan Jett joined legendary punks Bikini Kill onstage Tuesday night, for a live performance of their anthemic 1993 single, “Rebel Girl.” Set in Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, it was the band’s seventh stop on their prodigious reunion tour.

Spin

Watch Bikini Kill Perform “Rebel Girl” With Joan Jett in NYC

Bikini Kill performed their third of four reunion NYC shows in Brooklyn last night (their final one is tonight). At the concert, the band brought out Joan Jett to perform the single version of “Rebel Girl,” the 1993 Bikini Kill track on which Jett plays guitar and sings backing vocals.

Stereogum

Watch Joan Jett Join Bikini Kill On “Rebel Girl” In Brooklyn

Earlier this year, Bikini Kill got back together and announced their first shows in 22 years. By all accounts, those reunion shows have been great experiences. It’s not easy to stage a nostalgia trip that still feels fresh and vital and important, but that’s been the Bikini Kill reunion so far.

Pitchfork

Shannon Lay Announces New Album August, Shares Video for New Song “Nowhere” — Watch

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Shannon Lay has announced a new record called August. It’s her Sub Pop debut and it’s due August 23. Today, she’s shared the new single “Nowhere,” along with a music video that she co-directed with Chris Slater.

Vogue

Still Punk After All These Years: Saturday Night With Bikini Kill

From the balcony of Terminal 5, a mother and her daughter are dancing to Bikini Kill’s “Feels Blind.” Down below in the pit, people with candy-color hair are moshing. A person with a long green mane rams her body into someone who has stripped down to their bra.

Brooklyn Vegan

Bikini Kill brought out Joan Jett for “Rebel Girl” in NYC (video, pics)

Bikini Kill are in the midst of a four-show in NYC, part of their reunion tour; they played their first proper NYC show in over 20 years (other than a brief surprise 2017 reunion at The Kitchen) on Friday (5/30) at Brooklyn Steel, and second on Saturday at Terminal 5. The third show of the run happened Tuesday night (6/3) at Kings Theatre, where Bikini Kill invited a special guest to the stage: Joan Jett, who played guitar on “Rebel Girl” (the single version of which Joan produced and contributed guitar and backing vocals to). Watch that happen below.

Fader

Ada Lea’s beautifully chaotic rock will move you

For 180 days, Montreal singer-songwriter Alexandra Levy journaled the aftermath of a romantic relationship. She explains why on a song from her upcoming album, singing over spare guitar and fuzzy feedback noise, “That is what I am told, counting every moment ‘til I’m six months older and that much farther…” When I get her over the phone a few days ago and ask if 180 days ended up being enough, she laughs: “No. But I was definitely in a different place than where I had been.”

7th Level Music

Ezra Furman’s new single, “Calm Down,” is a punk rock rager.

Twelve Nudes, his new and “spiritually queer” punk record, continues this same wavelength, and is an incendiary and inspiring follow-up. Across the album, Furman channels pent-up energy, distinguished by sharp, lacerating observations, confessions and proclamations

Brooklyn Vegan

58 songs we like from May 2019