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
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.
Her debut novel Tea, displays a lifesaving soulfulness.
Inspirational prose in the face of the steamroller culture.