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Sonic Youth served as the inspiration for a new line of running wear from the company Satisfy, as Women’s Wear Daily reports. The collection includes singlets, t-shirts, caps, shorts, socks, and more, all adorned with the band’s logo and iconography. The brand’s merchandise page for the collection also contains some band memorabilia that’s up for grabs, including back issues of NME and Melody Maker and old ticket stubs and press shots. Walter Schreifels, of Gorilla Biscuits and more recently Quicksand, is the model for the Sonic Youth x Satisfy line.

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'90s women vocalists bikini kill ms lauryn hill

Among all the music that the ‘90s brought us, there’s one common denominator—kick-ass women vocalists. From the emergence of grunge to the golden age of hip-hop settling in its place, the ‘90s proved to be a decade where artists expressed the exasperations of womanhood with all of their might. As women lead singers began to […]

The post 10 women who made the ’90s one of the most memorable decades of music appeared first on Alternative Press.

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The massive Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona today unveiled the lineup for its 20th anniversary event in 2022, which will feature Bauhaus, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Bikini Kill, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pavement, Massive Attack, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Einstürzende Neubauten and more.

The post Nick Cave, Bauhaus, Bikini Kill, Pavement, JAMC, Massive Attack to play Primavera Sound 2022 appeared first on slicing up eyeballs // 80s alternative music, college rock, indie.

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kathleen hanna tees4togo

Kathleen Hanna led the charge of the riot grrrl movement and helmed pioneering bands, including Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and the Julie Ruin. Aside from being a trailblazer in the music community, she has also been a formidable political activist for over 30 years, taking a strident public stance against sexism, homophobia, transphobia and white […]

The post Kathleen Hanna’s Tees4Togo highlights the space between art and activism appeared first on Alternative Press.

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women musicians books, tina turner, pussy riot, laura jane grace, sleater-kinney carrie brownstein

When searching a bookstore for music memoirs, it’s likely that the shelves are packed with men such as Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash and Keith Richards. While it may seem that there are fewer books written by or about women musicians, they are growing in numbers. Women in the music industry refuse to be silenced, and, […]

The post 20 books written by or about women musicians to add to your reading list appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Artists that designed album covers | Cover art by musicians

We may be taught not to judge books by their covers, but are we always so kind to albums? In a sea of iconic cover art designed by prolific artists, the importance of release presentation can’t be understated. So, naturally, when we see musicians taking on the daunting task of designing the artwork themselves, we […]

The post 10 times musicians designed their own album cover art appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Noise bands, girls in synthesis, jesus and mary chain, boris, lydia lunch

When it initially blasted into the world from New York’s Lower East Side almost concurrently with punk in 1977, it was dubbed no wave. Village Voice critic Robert Christgau referred to it as “skronk,” an onomatopoeia based around the general guitar sound. He uncharitably dubbed its ’80s practitioners “pigfucker” bands. This writer’s personal name for […]

The post 15 bands who are crucial to the history of noise music appeared first on Alternative Press.

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dr. martens

At this point, Dr. Martens—Docs, DMs, whatever you want to call them—have been around for 74 years. And, for almost all of that time, in one way or another, they’ve been inextricably entwined with alternative music—and, of course, the subcultures which that music has spawned. Transcending their origins as factory-safe work boots, over the course […]

The post 5 Dr. Martens collabs that have embraced every alternative subculture appeared first on Alternative Press.

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90s albums by women | Female-fronted 90s music | Alternative Press

As some of our favorite pop-punk bands continue to show us, we have a lot to thank 1990s alternative music for. Not only did the mainstream explosion set the foundations for the genre collective as we know it, but it put quite a number of women on the forefront. While the gender distribution across the alternative genre […]

The post 10 alternative albums by women that have influenced music since the ’90s appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Watch Neil Frances; stream Rock-N-Relief, Laurie Anderson, Kim Gordon, Jake Bugg, Arlo Parks, Polartropica, Brenda Carsey and more.

The post Notes from a Pandemic (March 4-5): Neil Frances, Rock-N-Relief, Laurie Anderson, Kim Gordon, Jake Bugg, Arlo Parks, Polartropica, Brenda Carsey and more appeared first on buzzbands.la.

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