Interview with Exorsister

  I was honored to sit and interview the up and coming grunge-punk band, Exorsister, from North Jersey, which is an off shoot of Wonder Cunt. Exorsister is a mixed gender 4-person group whom post songs about female murders through our history and advocates for women’s empowerment.  Alexis Joan– vocals Dominique Pelli– guitar Dominick Rosato–…

Celebrate Riot Grrrl Day: A Playlist

Riot Grrrl is a feminist movement found in the 1990s in Olympia, Washington. A handful of punk and rocker ladies have been musically influenced by the Riot Grrrl’s core values, usually calling out on misogyny, racism, domestic violence, female empowerment and patriarchy. There is a DIY state of mind regarding the different art forms to spread…

The Tuts – Indie Punk Grrrlband

    I made this little fan portrait of awesome British girl band The Tuts – these gorgeous ladies play amazing, indie pop-punk, and do it with style. If you haven’t heard their stuff, do yourself a massive favour and check out their facebook page. I was lucky enough to see them play live a…

Powerful Lyrics + Punk Rock Feminism + Playlist

In the midst of Olympia’s music scene during the early 1990’s, Kathleen Hanna formed a feminist punk  band that was characterized by profound lyrics and political awareness. Her music and ideas revolved around non-objectification, consent, and self rights–especially to her body and every other woman’s. After watching a documentary on her and her band Bikini Kill,…

Upset (the Band) is Breaking Down The Wall of Sound

Girls rock. Ali Koehler (Vivian Girls and Best Coast), Jennifer Prince (La Sera), and Patty Schemel (Hole), now make up the rock band Upset and prove just that. Upset definitely brings the house DOWN, and is a perfect example of girls making great DIY sound.  Bitchtopia had the amazing opportunity to talk to Jenn and Ali about…

I Still Want to be One of the Girls

The unapologetic girl-rock project, Vivian Girls, who have been outstanding female voices in music, called it quits on Wednesday, January 22nd. They announced their final shows close to their home cities, LA and New York.  While Ali Koehler, Cassie Ramone and Katy Goodman will continue to work on various other musical projects, the end of Vivian…

Gone Home: A Review

It’s 1995. You just spent a year touring the world, ya know, like any fresh-out-of-college kid might if they had an endless supply of cash, and you arrive at your family’s new home- mansion– that you’ve never been to, only to find that they’re… Gone. A mysterious note from your younger sister is taped to…

Bad Thing

When we watched and listened to King Tuff shred, I acknowledged him as just another punk to push. Floors bathed in cheap beer and hair ratted into matted, messy hives have always had a way of attracting the same type of Rock ‘n Roll G0d. so his presence didn’t spark me as unique at the…