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Best Coast at Paramount Theatre
Best Coast in Oakland in September (more by Moses Namkung)
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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino pens op-ed on “explosion of sexual assault allegations”

“The thing about all of this -- the #MeToo movement, the calling out of creeps and pedophiles and let’s just call them what they are, bad men -- is it’s actually really working. These men are losing their jobs. They’re becoming famous for new reasons,“ Bethany writes.

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photo by Ester Segretto
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Pitchfork panned Diet Cig, Twitter outrage ensued +++ pics from Baby’s

In a move that hearkened back to the website's earlier days, Pitchfork slammed New York buzz band Diet Cig with a 5.1 review. Then came the Twitter outrage...

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watch Janelle Monae & Maxwell speak and perform at the Women’s March in DC

The Women's March is currently underway in DC (and other cities like NYC), and Janelle Monae and Maxwell just spoke and performed...

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St Vincent on cover of Guitar World! (in a “bikini,” naturally)

Annie Clark takes an awesome jab at the magazine's long-running sexism (and hints at her next album).

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Jeff Rosenstock calls out gropers after Austin show incident, expands tour, including free Brooklyn show

Jeff Rosenstock is on tour now, having already played NYC six times this year, and he's got a seventh show here coming up. It's a free one happening on May 30 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with the Max Levine Ensemble and other ban...

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’90s Nickelodeon event canceled after controversial interview; now 2 separate events (Pete & Pete / Polaris @ Bell House)

One of the big anticipated events at NY Super Week was "SLIMED: A Night of Nickelodeon Nostalgic Nonsense" at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday (10/10) featuring a live taping of Pete & Pete stars Danny Tamberelli and Michael Maronna's podcast, a segment on the music of Doug (a live performance by show creators Fred Newman & Dan Sawyer), and a live performance by Pete & Pete theme song band, Polaris. But less t...

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report says too many music videos are racist and sexist

Women's rights organisations have demanded music industry leaders take heed of criticisms involving "sexist and racist" content in music videos...

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GoldieBlox removes ‘Girls’ from ad; writes open letter to Beastie Boys who wrote open letter to them

Ad-Rock at MoMA last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)

In case you aren't caught up with the toy company GoldieBlox vs Beastie Boys drama, they posted an video/ad (which has since been taken down) which repurposed the Beasties' song "Girls" as a feminist anthem for young girls, advocating the idea that girls can create whatever they want and not be forever subject to all things pretty, pink, and princess...

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Nina Kraviz on tour, addresses sexism in the music industry and controversy over her “bath video” (dates, videos)

Nina Kraviz, who released her excellent debut album last year, is going on an international tour this year which brings her to Williamsburg dance club Output on July 3 for a Blkmarket-presented show with Ben Klock and Taimur & Fahad...

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watch interviews with Motley Crue & fans in the 80’s (videos)

If I ever did go see Motley Crue live (you know, like ironically) (hopefully with Dave Hill in attendance), it would have to be somewhere awesome like Atlantic City, NJ (where they happen to be playing on May 25) (all tour dates are listed below)...

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