Three bands I can’t get out of my head! You’ll probably love them, too.
OOC Makeup has an exclusive pink lip tar that’ll make you look hot while also helping to support one woman’s gender affirming surgeries. Win/win.
“I hadn’t eaten hamantaschen since going vegan almost nine years ago, which makes no sense because there’s no excuse not to veganize all baked goods all the time.”
What you’ve got here is the trailer for ‘Viva Forever!’ plus feelings plus a safe space to talk about those feelings. That’s what’s going on.
This year we decided to skip the Tofurkey and try a few new things, with delicious results.
“The internet is full of weirdos, and currently when you list yourself as bisexual you’re essentially signing yourself up to meet twice as many of those weirdos.”
“It wasn’t until I kissed the second girl that even my therapist at the time laughed at me and told me maybe it was time to accept that my sexuality was not as cut-and-dry as I’d always imagined.”
Mangos every which way.
“Today’s team pick regards an urgent matter of delicious veggie burgers. “
“Nothing I’ve seen since “The Runaways” has made me want to run home and pick up a guitar more, and this feeling was cemented when my friend and I got up to leave and ran smack into Joan Jett.”
Stef would’ve seen a bunch of shows on sunday, but then she had a mental breakdown instead: the cartoon recap.
Stef became a press sensation last year for @CLTranslated, the twitter account she invented to translate Courtney Love’s incoherent tweets. Needless to say, with Hole on the schedule for Friday it was bound to be an epic day — AND THEN SHE SAW SMOKEY ROBINSON TOO. Also; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings & Darker My Love.
On Day Two of South by Southwest; Stef sees Kid Sister, MEN, the Oh Sees, The Scanners, The Generationals, the Vivian Girls and finds a gay bar, a cute drummer, an illegal party on a pedestrian bridge, Nigel Harrison from Blondie, the Ukulele Festival, a DJ she met ages ago at a Lady Gaga gig. Also she falls in love with Duchess Says.
Music blogger and SxSW warrior Stef has descended on the music capital of the world to bring us full reports on the happenings and hype acts of this year’s South by Southwest music festival. Highlights from Day 1 include Roky Erickson, the Muffs, the Depreciation Guild, Zoë Keating, and Audiostraddle favorite Hesta Prynn.
Autostraddle Gaga-Expert Stef and our designer/Gaga-Lover Alex break down “The Fame Monster” track-by-track, including full songs for your listening enjoyment!
Stef is privy to the best-kept secret in rock’n'roll, and it involves a kick-ass former Mormon who’s now a sick drummer.
Stef wants to make you DANCE B*TCHES! Whatever you’re a fan of, she has a new recommendation for you. Especially for fans of “party time in general.” Amanda Blank, Girl in a Coma, Zambri and so.much.more!
“”It was a duality that went with the album – it’s a little bit angry but also incredibly cheeky and poppy.”
Let’s be clear and honest right from the start: Brody Dalle is a badass woman. Brody Dalle is the frontwoman of Spinnerette, and she was clearly the only thing the kids came to see at their recent Bowery Ballroom gig.
Something about Amanda’s music brings out the wide-eyed teenage fangirl in me; I haven’t felt this way about a singer since I was 12 and Shirley Manson told me she was only happy when it rained.
“Well, a friend of mine saw me playing at some point and said, ‘You know, it’d be interesting if you took paint and put it on your fingers and and left a mark of where your fingers traveled on the guitar.’ … I kind of took this idea for a minute and thought well, OK.. That was the first seed planted.”
Stef interviews Minneapolis-based openly-gay quintet Sick of Sarah and Crystal interviews Emma Dean, who’s just released the “musical theatre soundtrack for two years of [her] life (2006-2008)!”
We’re totally fascinated with everything Amanda Palmer writes, sings, says, thinks or Twitters, so obvs we sent a spy to see her co-production “With The Needle That Sings In Her Heart” performed by the Lexington High School Drama Club.
Stef-on-Jenn, The Autostraddle Interview: If I Was In Girl In A Coma I'd Listen To My Own Pandora Station Too.
“We’re huge 90′s fans, so we put all new stuff on hold, and even older stuff, 80′s, 70′s, 60′s, 50′s, all of that! And we just listened to like, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam, all that fun music! They had such cool videos…”
Say what you want about this woman — she sings her heart out and dances like a maniac, and her stage show is worth every penny she’s put into it.