Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Pick o the week + concert of the year = THE GOSSIP

So we saw The Gossip at the Iron Horse in Northampton Monday night, and they were SO hot. ON FIRE. I had heard they were a good live band, but they just blew my expectations out of the murky puddle of water they were in. The greatest part was that it was obviously just so natural for them, they were doing what they do best- punky rock’n’roll blues. The lead singer, Beth Ditto was singing the Gospel, her voice was so amazing. Brace Paine was strangling his guitar and hitting it low and hard, and all the while Hannnah Blilie was keeping those drums in line, snap!
The crowd was getting down and sweaty and I just have to mention that it was pretty intense to see a “queercore” band in a queer town like Northampton (Hello, Smith, Mt. Holyoke!). I don’t think I’ve been in a room with so many females (90% XX?) in, like, ever.

Here is their myspace page
And official site

And because I am not satisfied with the songs you can hear at their myspace page, I am giving you the first 30 seconds of “All My Days” off their album Movement, which you should go buy ASAP! Get on it!


I couldn't agree more with Miss Communicate!
But it doesn't hurt to try? :^)

I was really impressed with the Iron Horse Music Hall. It's one of the best small venues I've been to. The three different levels are great for dancing in a pack/standing off to the side/watching the action from above. The energy last night was amazing!!! Was it the freaky levels of estrogen? While that might have had something to do with it, I think the performers are more likely to blame.

Beth Ditto has a great set of pipes. She can scream. She can growl. She can sing a soulful set. She can do all this while shaking her booty and getting down. The whole band performed as one writhing, shaking, amazingly wrought entity. See them live if you get the chance!!

x_X Auntie S.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Playlist 3.25.06

Supersnazz - I Gotta Go Now
Demolition Girl - Too Much Testosterone
Emily's Sassy Lime - Mr. Money Bag$
The Muffs - Feel It Remix
Melanie C. - Goin Down
X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Dayglo
Scream and Scream Again - Toxic Friend (can we get a link over here??)
yupper, here's your link
Sirsy - By July
Gaia - You're Number One
The Amps - First Revival
Skunk Anansie - Intellectualize My Blackness
The Amps -
Red Scare - Streetlife
Slunt - Hawg
The Distillers -
Bratmobile - Die
The Muffs - Feel It (remix)
Demolition Girl - Wimp
Hanayo - Les Sucettes
The Butter Sprites - Fever
Wound Girls - Damaged Goods

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


This weekend Auntie Social and I saw SLUNT!! They're hot and you should go out and see them. (NYC this week) They have great songs and lyrics. They don't seem to stray much from their set list, so don't expect any jammin out or requests. Or Fast City Girls (my favorite Slunt
song) But all in all I'm so glad we went!! Here's some more links! Myspace Prick Mag interview



Sunday, March 19, 2006

Playlist 03.18.06

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Phenomena
Demolition Girl - Shake it up
Hooker - Shake it up
Crass - Bata Motel
Guano Apes - Big in Japan (Alphaville cover)
Bunny Fuzzy - Mickey Most
Liliput - Hedi's Head (here is a link to the Hummer story)
Pretty Girls Make Graves - All Medicated Geniuses
XL Capris - My City of Sydney
- Hell Cell
The Gits - Spear and Magic Helmet
Evil Stig - Second Skin
7 Year Bitch - Derailed
Detroit Cobras - I Wanna Holler (but the town's too small)
Mika Bomb- Cadillac
~~Peaches edit, my bad~~
Crystal Castles - xxzxczx
Slant 6 - 30-30 Vision
Bee Eater - One Last Shot
Runaways - Wild Thing
Nikki Corvette - Love Me

Saturday, March 18, 2006

"Vintage" Blondie Videos

Have you checked out the YouTube yet? How would you like to see some Blondie in NYC circa 1978?


Friday, March 17, 2006

Inspect her Gadget O'The week

My pick, darlings is Inspect Her Gadget!! They need all our help to get in the lineup at WARP TOUR so, go to this site, listen to both rockin tunes all the way through. Once you have completed that, you have successfully shown your love. *I think that's how it works* I'd give you a bio, but you can just click on the link above and it'll tell you a shitload more than I can. They're so young and cute!
Official IHG site
MySpace site


Monday, March 13, 2006


...this is an ad for Playboy... I swiped it from a blogger.... http://hautegossip.blogspot.com/
She's got a bunch of celebrity pics on flickr and this one naturally caught my eye!
Comment away!

Playlist 3.11.06

Cristina-What's A Girl To Do?
The Butchies-Send Me You
A-lines-Wrong Way Home
Tsunami Bomb-Dawn on a Funeral Day
Teasing Lulu-Heartbreaker
Lolita Storm-Slave Boy
Hazard County Girls-Uninvited Mess
Splendora-Daria Theme Song
Ladyfuzz-Oh Marie
The Sex-Rays-Can't find my boots
Tribe 8-People Hate Me
Melt-Banana-Lost Parts Stinging Me So Cold
Demolition Girl-I Hate The Scene
Thee Headcoatees-Sticks & Stones
Queen Adreena-Cold Fish
Romantic Gorilla-Get A Chance
Sarge-Fast Girl
Bikini Kill-White Boy

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pick of the Week - The Au Pairs

I was listening to the Au-Pairs on headphones today, and was actually paying attention to the lyrics. All of their songs have strong political messages, but one stuck out as being extremely relevant to a current and ongoing controversy in our government. Torture of course. In "Armagh", written in 1981, Lesley Woods sings:

"We don't torture, we're a civilized nation…
There are 32 women in Armagh jail, political prisoners here at home…
naked spreadeagled on her back
it's a better position for internal examination
it's a better position for giving information
An armed guard squad she gets a beating
bleeding and wounded she's stopped eating"

I never knew what she was referring to but I looked it up today, here is a good link.
But the words, “We don't torture, we're a civilized nation” just kept ringing in my head.
And I wanted to share it with you. I highly doubt any of the members of the band would mind. They don’t even have a website. Allmusic.com has a pretty good bio.

Click here to listen


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Playlist 3.4.06

Rasputina- Saline the Salt Lake Queen
Gossip -Don't (Make Waves)
All Girl Summer Fun Band -Video Game Heart
Frumpies- She's a Real Cutie Pie
Aerobitch- Any Price
Anti-Hero- Unpretty
Abrasive Relations -トラック massacre at mendiola
Tilt- Dumb Little World
Candypants- Dishy
The Hazzards- Just a Temp
Twats- Who Peed in Your Wheaties?
Jack Off Jill (Aqua Cover)- I'm An Ugly Girl (anti-barbie)
Staples- "Twenty One ""21""
DandiWind- BalloonFactory
Stimulator- Let's Hook Up
Zombina & the Skeletones- Nobody Likes You (You're Dead)
The Delmonas- Hello I Love You
Rondelles- Cafeteria Rock
Pantychrist- It's okay
Wendy O Williams- Thief In The Night
Candypants- Beat Head

Saturday, March 04, 2006


Holy sh** I love them!! They were kind enough to send us a copy of their cd to add to the library at the studio. I'm not kidding when I say that Candypants has one of the best sounds I've heard in a long time! And oh, my god I love nerdy boys too! Links, links.... http://www.myspace.com/candypants
mmmm... all i can find.
If/when I hear of an Eastcoast Candypants show, you my dear bloggees will hear about it and possibly carpool in my tony micelli van.


We just want to give a little shout out to Stimulator!!! They are helping us expand our library at the studio. Thank you thank you, we'll love you forever and your music kicks ass. Here's a few ways to check them out! http://www.myspace.com/stimulator
There are some downloads for your listening pleasure on the above sites, Happy Trails!


DJ Smash up Party!

Saturday March 04
One Night Only :^)
Berkshire Community Radio Alliance
DJ "Smash up" party!!
@ Club Helsinki.
8:00 - ish

$5 suggested donation at the door goes to a good cause!
Some of us may or may not be there before or after our show at 11.
How's that for commitment?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

check this out

heard about this site on WAMC the other day... http://detouch.org/ It's like untouching touched up photos... see, no one's THAT hot!!

edited to add: Peaches and I went through their selected photo alterations pretty extensively. Apparently Halle Berry really is THAT HOT. While Tyra Banks appears to get trimmed and tucked, all Halle seems to need is some brightening and contrast changes to bring out her skin tone. Welcome to the pop star manufacturing process, people.