Spotlight: Penelope Gazin Interview

Penelope Gazin

Let’s just say the 90’s were a strange time. The 80’s wound down with pleather, hairsprayed splat, and ushered in a new era of kids perhaps rebelling against the yuppy pastels our then-teenage parents left us with. Grunge, aliens via The X Files (I will discuss this show ’til I die) and the awkward teens a la My … Read more

Interview: Mommy Long Legs About Comedy, Feminism and Making Art

Mommy Long Legs

Covered in copious amounts of glitter, Seattle-based band Mommy Long Legs puts on a delightfully gaudy performance. They are a pop-punk superpower group consisting of members Lilly Morlock, Cory Budden, Melissa Kagerer, and Leah Miller. Mommy Long Legs released its second EP of last year, titled Assholes, in October of 2015. The album is both rambunctious … Read more

Spotlight: Jo Firestone Interview

jo firestone

How does one describe comedian Jo Firestone? Kady Ruth decided on “delight” and Alise chose “supernatural.” And surely there is some German word that is untranslatable into our garbage language that means “force of performance nature who brings an unfathomable joy to comedy.” Based in Brooklyn, New York, Jo Firestone is the king of dreaming … Read more

Interview: Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Back when I was in high school, my friends joined forces to form a black metal group called Doorway to Norway. In a strange twist of events, they became the most popular local band for a mostly-conservative suburban town in New Jersey (they won the battle of the bands twice!). I should be more specific … Read more

Ep: Bad Moves – Bad Moves

Bad Moves, the D.C. power-pop-rock supergroup, released an EP in early December that was an obvious response to recent political events. But they also addressed pressing issues that can be considered more nuanced, such as holding shitty jobs, gender conventions, and growing up in suburbia. The opening song, appropriately titled “Shitty Tomorrow,” is a boppy … Read more

EP: Gobbinjr – Vom Night

Gobbinjr - Vom Night

There’s something really, really painful about realizing how much love you have and how little people seem to care. I can recount, albeit incredibly clichéd, the number of times I have felt this melancholy feeling. In line at grocery stores, walking home alone after a night of going out, in libraries (Them: “Can I borrow … Read more