Posted in music | pictures on February 10, 2012

Alexandra Lawn @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011
Ra Ra Riot

Oh no!

While this is not a 'goodbye', the time has come for me to leave Ra Ra Riot.

Thank you for the wonderful 6 years-- so many beautiful places visited, with incredible fans & close friends made along the way. I will carry on what I have learned from each and every one of you in future endeavors, whether it be music, becoming a pilot, or the next Iron Chef.

Playing music with Rebecca, Milo, Wes, Mathieu, John, Kenny, Gabriel, and Cameron has provided some very special opportunities in my life, alongside all the talented and amazing bands that have shared the stage with us throughout. I have learned so much from all of you, and most importantly, you have have taught me to strive every day to be a better musician and songwriter.

much love,

Alexandra Lawn

Countdown to news of a solo record?

The pictures in this post are previousy unposted pictures from Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 which took place in Austin in November not long before the band played Metro in Chicago (pics at the link). Chicago was the fourth-to-last date of the band's November tour. They've maybe played a few shows since then, but not many. More (of these pictures from one of Ali's last shows with the band) below...

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Comments (137)

who?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 9:58 PM

My dreams have been answered

Ali plz join mah buzzbahnd

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:02 PM

Hottest woman in all of indie

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:06 PM

Alexandra, you call me. I have big house, many goat and you have many children by me. We live happy and long. You must call

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:10 PM

wow shes a babe.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:10 PM

Ugnnnnnn

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:20 PM

Such a hottie.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:26 PM

They're now a one "Ra" Riot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:35 PM

She is smoking hot but that band is atrocious. She will do very well without the others. Come to think of it, she would do even better with ME!

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 10:52 PM

She use to be hotter before they became popular. Too much make up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 11:03 PM

BV - Why would you have photos of Alexandra Lawn and NOT post them?!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 11:04 PM

(thinking dirty thoughts)

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 11:10 PM

Anyone gor any good inside info on this chick. Who does she fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 11:13 PM

The attendance at Ra Ra Riot shows just dropped by half.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2012 11:53 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:15 AM

Why do all the tasty jizz bunnies make terrible music?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:48 AM

I'd like to lay on the Lawn.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:11 AM

12:48 - because they have large groups of men that tell them they are great musicians and never wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:13 AM

ALI YANN

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:13 AM

I bet she cooks good hummus too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 2:56 AM

If there's grass on the lawn... wait, is that right?

Posted by Moe Fields | February 11, 2012 5:43 AM

The other gal isn't bad looking but when standing next to Ali she's #2 of 2 by a wide margin. But agreeance, this band just got 99% less sexy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 6:28 AM

Ra Ra Riot makes horrible music, and now they will continue to make horrible music.

Ali on the other hand will be mine. Oh yea, she will be mine.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 9:21 AM

She has good skin tone. I don't know if it's the loser vegan diets, fear of sunlight or what have you, but most hipster chicks have a disgusting pallor.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 9:24 AM

OMG SHE GIVES ME SUCH FUCKIING WOOD! DAM I'M HARD JUST LOOKING AT THE PICTURE.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 9:47 AM

Wow..shes smokin.

Posted by ch131 | February 11, 2012 9:48 AM

The 2nd Ra is still pretty hot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 10:36 AM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/dandeacon/ffffest2011/19.jpg

You know she's happy. No longer the "you know the ugly one" in the band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 10:40 AM

10:40 - one word .... "thighmaster"

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 10:52 AM

Hot girls have always felt "safe" around homosexual and ineffectual boys. Good to see Ali stepping out into the "dangerous" world.

We're glad you're here Ali. I'll be seeing you real soon, pretty girl.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 10:54 AM

off topic, but does anyone else find that argentinian president kinda hot, in a gmilf kinda way?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 10:57 AM

10:54, and by "ineffectual", you mean nerdy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:04 AM

11:04 - sure ... nerdy, dorky, flaccid, "safe", lame, beige ... you get the idea

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:10 AM

This is 10:54. Don't answer for me, 11:10.

ineffectual means "Lacking the ability or qualities to cope with a role or situation", as in not knowing what to do with such a hot thang like Ali.

Google is your friend, friend.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:12 AM

YEAH BABY!
8==========================D

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:13 AM

"11:04 - sure ... nerdy, dorky, flaccid, "safe", lame, beige ... you get the idea"

And the whole time these losers are secretly pining for said hot girl.

I don't know what's funnier: When the chicks know exactly what's going on and are friends with these dorks anyway, or when the little dweebs finally get the balls to pour their hearts out and are met with revulsion and shock.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:19 AM

^ and here we have what is called the "Hipster's Dilemma"

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:48 AM

11:19, I don't think either is funny. Both scenarios are sad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:48 AM

This is why there is now a whole "pick-up artist" industry targeted towards clueless men.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:50 AM

11:48 is who 11:19 described.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 11:55 AM

11:55, as are you likely.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:02 PM

My name is Gerald, I write 85% of the comments on BrooklynVegan, and I hate women.

Posted by Gerald | February 11, 2012 12:03 PM

lulz 12:02 so wrong, if you only knew

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:06 PM

Ineffectual boys think Tom Scharpling is funny and that Ted Leo rocks

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:07 PM

ineffectual boys form bands like ra ra riot

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:08 PM

Looks like 11:55 hit the mark! Nice job, son.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:11 PM

You waste your time refreshing the comments section of Brooklyn Vegan, and say things like "lulz". I don't have to know.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:11 PM

^ that there is called "projection".
you should ask your therapist about that at your next session.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:12 PM

Oh please... i'm sure like 90% of the people who comment here are dorky, and "ineffectual". Keep pretending you're not one of them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:14 PM

I just hit this thread (and I agree she is totally hot) but I gotta ask 12:11 ... What the fuck difference does it make to you what other people do with their time? Are you really that insecure, that you need to both try to "predict behavior" and insult someone? You are sad.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:17 PM

"Oh please... i'm sure like 90% of the people who comment here are dorky, and "ineffectual". Keep pretending you're not one of them."

That may or may not be true. But as someone who, in the very least, is among the 10%, I shall continue to make fun of you beta males.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:20 PM

LOL as opposed to you 12:14, amiright?
Misery loves company, so go find other losers to hang around with.
Don't assume that me or anyone else is like you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:20 PM

^ timestamp documented proof that you are alone in your loser-ness, 12:14
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:21 PM

It doesn't take a big assed dick to have confidence around da wimminz, but hey it doesn't hoit!

Ali ... ("hang ten" fingers to mouth and ear, mouths the words "call me")

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:25 PM

Meh. When she flips the bird on national TV, call me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:27 PM

^ good point 12:27. I wonder what Liz Phair has to say about this news. Will she try to take credit for this as well? Enquiring minds want to know!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:33 PM

I am a woman who happens to be gay. I expect such sexist comments from the jock asshole guys that come on here, but in this case I must agree with them. I have been pining over Alexandra for some time, and I hope she finds a good landing place [ like on my face ;-) ]

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:42 PM

Is "jock asshole" what we're calling guys who aren't pussies these days?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:45 PM

wait, I'm confused ... who are we against in this thread again?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:47 PM

From a girl's standpoint there is nothing wrong with men with soft hearts and calloused hands mmmm. Plus, not one of you here is funny enough to make up for your douchebaggery so you have no chance with a girl like her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:48 PM

WAI I CONFUSE. WHO AH HEEYA OHDAH POK AN RICE?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:52 PM

12:48 = 11:48
transparent little ineffectual hipster

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:53 PM

I'm not an alpha male douchebag. I just play one on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 12:56 PM

Someone fucked 12:56's girlfriend while he was working in the coffee shop.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:01 PM

Phyto-Nutrients is what's needed to turn y'all from beta to alpha.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:06 PM

I'm not a beta male loser, I just play one in real life because I'm not rich and famous yet. Once I've become high status the hard way, my true character will come out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:16 PM

bone r

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:16 PM

Ali's invited to my Fuck Fuck Fuck Fest.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:17 PM

I don't know what a RaraRiot is, but I'd like to rub my peepee on a part of it.

Posted by goAt | February 11, 2012 1:21 PM

6-figures
10-inches
24-hours

any time you're ready, Miss Ali

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:23 PM

7.5 inches

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:34 PM

Again i ask, can someone with some inside info on this bish please dish it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:46 PM

would.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:49 PM

Just by looking at her there are 2 things i would bet are true

1-She is a squirter

2-When she farts it smells like lilacs

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:51 PM

I don't have any inside info, 1:46, but she plays the cello, so she probably likes long walks on the beach and pony rides.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 1:58 PM

12:52, best comment in this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 2:18 PM

I'd fuck this dumb bitch's tight little asshole. No doubt about it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 2:55 PM

it's nice to see an actual "hot" chick in an indie rock band.....every time there is a hot list the winner seems to be Feist or some other homely-type with bangs covering 90% of their face

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 3:35 PM

^ Ra Ra Riot is not an "indie" band, it is a pathetic soulless sugar pop band (regardless of where they are signed). "Indie" alludes a modicum of self-respect, musicality, and ethos - all lacking here.

But yeah, she is a hell of a lot hotter than Leslie Feist. Something tells me we have not heard the last from Ali.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 3:49 PM

"self-respect, musicality and ethos" = shut the fuck up you diseased little crapweasel.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:02 PM

Nah, we heard the last from her. I would definitely put my dickhead in to her crapper.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:10 PM

4:02 = a wannabe shithead (right now you are just a dinkleberry ... one day though, little grasshopper, you may become an actual piece of shit).

Oh, and by the way, I've seen the shitty band and every word I said about them is true. They suck so hard, Ali's stock just went up 1000x just by leaving them in the dust.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:20 PM

Hu Hu Hu Hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:22 PM

I may be a wannabe shithead, but at least I don't assert stupid things like indie rock is characterized by self-respect, musicality and ethos.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:28 PM

u think she lets u c u m on her face, or just on her tits? either way, hot little c u m bucket for sure. get on your knees...know your role.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:43 PM

can blog posts stop with the whole "Feist is hot" thing?

ever see her in person?

http://www.chromewaves.net/concertPhotos.php?concert=sloan5&id=73

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:46 PM

4:28 - I know that this whole internet thing is still kinda new, but why don't you get one of your grandkids to show you how to use Google, and them you can look up what "modicum" means.

You are both pathetic and stupid. Come to think of it, I bet you're in this stupid band ... is that you, Wes?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:48 PM

^ then no them. obviously

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:49 PM

Ra Ra Riot = Sh Sh Shitty

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:50 PM

Al Al Alexandra

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 4:55 PM

4:48 thinks "modicum" alters how moronic his assertion was, and then calls a Columbia grad stupid. Too funny.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:06 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Columbia grad HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
We kicked your ass in academics, in sports, and I am kicking your ass intellectually right now.
Oh, we is Yale, you "Columbia grad" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:08 PM

hey columbia grad
pull my finger
lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:10 PM

I always thought "indie" meant a band on an independent label. Who knew?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:15 PM

lol a word that preceded 4:28/5:06's assertions being described as "altering" lol columbia's proud academic tradition upheld lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:16 PM

I met a woman who went to Columbia once. By far, one of the absolute densest people I have ever met in my life.

We have a president right now, who is a Columbia grad (although we can't see his transcripts), and he's doing a smashing job a completely fucking up the country.

Yup, Columbia grad, a true badge of honor.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:16 PM

5:10 Excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:17 PM

Gentlemen, Gentlemen, this is a blog about hummus, KBK's tits, and now Ai Lawn's future. Let's not get lost in a forrest of recriminations and red herrings. Let's focus on the real target - how are we going to woo sweet Ali into our new "indie" band?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:20 PM

In between finding a cure for cancer and looking for solutions to improve our economy, our nation's Ivy League grads enjoy berating people on music blog comment sections during their downtime.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:20 PM

In between finding a cure for cancer and looking for solutions to improve our economy, our nation's Ivy League grads enjoy berating people on music blog comment sections during their downtime.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:21 PM

usually i refresh the BV posting to see what new moronic posts have come in. this post, however, is all about refreshing that top picture with her pouting, and dreaming that she is distracted by my enormous penis and not able to finish the show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:22 PM

5:20/5:21 - you forgot double posting

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:23 PM

5:20/5:21 - you forgot double posting

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:23 PM

5:20/5:21 - you forgot double posting

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:23 PM

I am a fellow at a research hospital. Most of the brilliant researchers actually working on cures for cancer that I publish and interact with are not Ivy League grads. Sorry to deflate your false sense of superiority, fella.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:25 PM

lol "looking for solutions to improve our economy" lol what's obama doing while the others are doing this lol lol

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:27 PM

I want to know if she's a beautiful in person as she appears to be in these pictures. Has anyone seen her up close, when she's not on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:28 PM

Wait.. I'm kinda stuck on this "self-respect, musicality, and ethos" thing. Is that always true? By that definition, a lot of bands that are typically classified as "indie" really would not be so. Can we change that definition to "if Pitchfork gives their album more than a 7.0 rating, then they are still indie"?
Of course I'm being facetious. I just find the whole pretentiousness of the indie scene to be laughable. Just sayin'.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:28 PM

5:25, I think you missed my point.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:32 PM

5:27, you really know how to ruin a wet dream, don't you?
Here we are talking about the luscious Ali Lawn, and you're trying to turn this thread into another libertarian/conservative rant. Disgraziata!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:36 PM

I hear ya 5:28. I also agree with 3:49 that Ra Ra Riot do not have any redeeming value

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:39 PM

5:36 - see 5:20 / 5:21
Please take your leftist crazy-eyes picking a fight bullshit to the "What's Going On Saturday" thread, m'kay? No one wants to hear about your anarchistic, "occupy your anus" nonsense

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:41 PM

I got your point 5:32. I was skewering your City College view of what Ivy League grads are supposed to do / act like / be.

You obviously are not one, and I'd be willing to bet you don't even know one. They are a lot more like you than you might think.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 5:44 PM

5:44, LOL, wow. No that was not my point AT ALL. I was poking fun at the idea that these clowns are throwing around their (alleged) Columbia/Yale status on a music blog.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 6:53 PM

To add to 6:53, in the land of Anonymousia, you can be anything you want. You can be an Ivy League grad, hung like Ron Jeremy, and have game like George Clooney. I'm not saying that these people are not what they say they are, but that would make them even more pathetic if they actually WERE Ivy League grads trying to validate themselves to anonymous strangers on a music blog.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 7:01 PM

Is that all she does is stand there in hooker outfits, putting her hands on instruments which aren't even plugged in?

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 7:57 PM

I don't know who this bitch is but I'd definitely gape her asshole and drop my balls in.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 8:36 PM

Olive Lawn

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2012 9:01 PM

Ha! Self validation! Unlike you I suppose. Pot meet kettle, or rather kettle meet thyself!

Please sonny, leave the psychology to Lucy Van Pelt

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 2:13 AM

I bet her pussy tastes like baklava

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 1:58 PM

I bet her asshole tastes like baklava.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 3:47 PM

really gross reading these comments. everyone is disgusting/lonely

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 4:39 PM

GUARANTEED HER MOM HAS READ ALL OF YOUR DISGUSTING COMMENTS. pwnd

Posted by salpal | February 12, 2012 8:27 PM

If her mom looks half as good, I'd gape her ass and drop my balls in as well.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 9:14 PM

^ I know that's right
It needed to be said

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2012 9:18 PM

I've never seen as many bands sell a t shirt in a show as I did seeing her at a merch table of their show. I swear they sold like 20-30 $20 shirts at a 400 person venue before they even played their set.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 11:20 AM

i have no idea who this person nor do i give a shit

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:29 PM

She is not attractive.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:31 PM

^^^ to who, gay men? she is one fine woman.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 4:38 PM

she looks like every other hipster girl

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 5:32 PM

If she looks like every other hipster girl, I'm moving to Williamsburg tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 4:48 PM

4:31 is either a bitter Wes, or a flaming homosexual man (not that they're exclusive)

5:32 lives in his mom's basement in Dubuque Iowa (e.g. he has about as much idea what "every other hipster girl" looks like as a manatee does)

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 5:08 PM

If her mom looks half as good, I'd gape her ass and drop my balls in as well.

Posted by Souq | February 20, 2012 2:59 AM

islam is a religion of fear

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2012 7:01 AM

the band just isnt the same without her we will her miss her

p.s. she is beautiful.

Posted by manuel4216 | February 4, 2013 10:39 PM

I find it very linga! this girl moves me, she is beautiful and with all due respect, she is very sexy!

Posted by Acompanhantres RJ | April 22, 2013 10:56 PM

she's a real cutie

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 3:06 PM

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