How are you! Are your gal pals getting wild this Spring Break? Jump in and tell me about it in this week’s Friday Open Thread!
“I talked about how so much of my work with FFAF or here at Autostraddle is really just a sort of queer femme lighthouse keeping. I’m here, you’re not alone, this is a perfectly alright way to be, let me help you.“
Caroline Sinders chats with us about what it’s like when SXSW cancels a panel about harassment because of harassment.
UX Designer and User Researcher Caroline Sinders talks SXSW, women in games and harassment in online spaces. Oh yeah, and Gamergate.
“Jamie Babbit has been trying to put dildos in her films for YEARS.”
That time Kanye West showed up and ruined my entire schedule.
A photo diary of Najva’s SXSW experience, in which she did (almost) everything wrong and still had a great time.
Twenty glorious shots of Tegan and Sara playing music and being perfect. Happy Friday!
During SXSW, an equally awesome and certainly more queer festival will be happening in Austin. On March 9th at as part of OUTLander’s Spring Festival, Main Screen will show episodes of Words With Girls, Unicorn Plan-It, and Gay Street Therapy along with a live performance from Haviland Stillwell.
Hear the Sleigh Bells’ entire new album, a teaser from Garbage, and new tracks from Jack White and Butterfly Boucher.
“GAYBYGAYGAY: Portraits of a Backyard Gaytopia celebrates what makes GayBiGayGay so goddamned special.”
It’s music festival season! Where are you going this year and, more importantly, do you have an extra ticket?
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.
Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg are the talented young women behind this indie-folk duo. They attracted over a million YouTube views with their 2008 Fleet Foxes cover and finally released their debut album, ‘The Big Black & The Blue’ this past January. Catch their amazing live performance at this year’s SXSW.
Laura Marling discusses her new album ‘I Speak Because I Can’, SXSW is quickly approaching, Mark Linkhous of Sparkhorse passes away, She & Him’s new video and much more in this week’s Music Fix.
Don’t dismiss Local Natives as just another indie band. Their debut album, ‘Gorilla Manor’, features catchy three-part harmonies and polyrhythmic percussion that warrants play after play. They’re playing a whopping nine shows at this year’s SXSW Festival.
Baltimore rapper Rye Rye has toured with M.I.A. and worked with rapper/producer DJ Blaqstarr. Now after a brief hiatus following the birth of her daughter, Rye Rye is back and playing three shows at this year’s SXSW.