Optimism is a revolutionary
I'm only in it for the
goodies Elisabeth Esselink of Solex discovers the wealth
she has accumulated over the last three years
Their new album, Sweet Revenge (Kill Rock Stars),
brilliantly captures the spirit of their live shows. Check
This Out! spoke with Sarah Utter and Maggie Vail about
Sweet Revenge and the return of the great power
Sean Kelly photo
Our sister publication, Venus
magazine, interviews Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. Whatever you do,
don't call her a lady.
Her new album, maps of tacit (Quarterstick),
continues her trip into southern gothic. With a voice
from the gut and a starkness that revels in minimal settings,
Wright sings like it is a matter of life and death.
Is there life after Sarge? Elizabeth Elmore talks to Check
This Out! about law school, Sarge, her solo life and
On their new album, All Hands on the Bad One (Kill
Rock Stars) Sleater-Kinney takes a stand against cynicism,
consumer culture and the dude mentality. And they're having fun
doing it. Check This Out! talks with Carrie Brownstein
about the rock 'n roll fun.
Through her Chickfactor 'zine, her record label Enchante,
her photography and her fab parties, Gail O'Hara has her finger
on the pulse of the pop scene. And what a scene it is.
Her new album Mountains (Matador),
shows the way out of the darkness, displaying a lyrical imagery
that is interwoven into music that at times can be bare to the
bones basic and at other times decorative. Timony spoke to Check
This Out! about her songwriting, music communities, Helium
and doing commercials with William Shatner.
After a three-year break from live performances, she's back and
better than ever. Maffeo talks to Check This Out!
about her latest collaboration with Brendan Canty, the CD The
Union Themes (Kill
Rock Stars), politics, songwriting and stereotypes.
Her music features samples and beats hitting you from every direction.
Funky, jazzy, bombastic and melodic, Esselink's Solex is a creation
out of this world.
Messing with pop aesthetics and boundaries, Le Tigre is the most
dangerous band around. Kathleen Hanna and Johanna Fateman talk
about art, polemics and fuckface politicians.
April March's French Music
for Beginners 101 Chanteuse April March supplies a French
Music Primer for eager students.
Kramer Bussel examines celibacy. Could it be right for you?
CD & LIVE: Fatboy
Slim, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Max Romeo, The Clash From
Here to Eternity, Rhino's Wild 50s, Le Tigre, Lauren Hoffman
From The Blue House and more.
A Woman Like That
has more than spring fever.
Tara Nicole Widmer takes
a pop quiz.
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