Matt Mondanile of Ducktails, and former member of Real Estate recently published a statement of apology in regards to his sexual misconduct toward multiple women. Mondanile posted the apology on the Ducktails Facebook page and shared links on Twitter and Instagram. An apology is usually a step in the right direction. However, Mondanile's apology was … Continue reading Sorry You Got Caught
The body of rhetoric surrounding sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct has been expanding over social media in a huge way in the wake of numerous allegations against movie magnate Harvey Weinstein. What has captured the most attention is the #MeToo conversation, in which those who have experienced sexual assault and harassment come forward with what … Continue reading Hands Off, Creeps
It's not too much of a secret, I love La Blogothèque. To me, they are the personification of everything I love about music. Their "Take Away Show" and "Soirée de Poche" videos showcase a raw atmosphere: the musician at his most intimate, the candidness of their listeners' responses, moving without apprehension or awareness, and the romantic (in … Continue reading An ode to La Blogothèque
I often have a word or two regarding love songs, so I thought this might be a good time to write a few of them down. The term “love song” seems straightforward, but there are a lot of nuances that go into that feeling you get when you hear a love song that just hits … Continue reading What Makes It a Love Song?
Photographing acts like Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, and The Ramones in the 1970s, Brad Elterman’s photography gives us an intimate glimpse into the glamour, drama, and magic of rock n’ roll on the Sunset Strip and beyond. Even as the music and the people on the scene change, Elterman continues to act as … Continue reading For Our Eyes Only: Brad Elterman on Creating Rock n’ Roll We Can See
In short, just don’t do it. Don’t give someone a piece of your heart like that. It’s probably less risky to marry them than it is to burn them a CD of love songs. But no one ever has, nor will they ever follow that advice. Billie Holiday and John Cooper Clarke can say “I … Continue reading Advice On Making a Mix Tape For Your Sweetheart
I was raised in the aftermath of the riot grrrl movement and fell in love with the alpha-girl toughness and the ways in which femininity was reclaimed and redefined by the movement. Like their second-wave feminism predecessors fought for their place in the working world and reproductive rights, riot grrrls and third-wave feminists fought for … Continue reading Grrrls in the back: the lasting legacy of the riot grrrl movement in the Chicago music scene