Depressing News...

I awoke this morning to the news that the music magazine, No Depression, will cease publishing after its May/June issue. Citing many of the same reasons that other indie publications have closed their doors (check out the  story in Lost/Found issue of Bitch: Paper Cuts: Saying RIP to some of the... Read more »

Break Out Your Index Cards (if you are in PDX!)

Bitch's quarterly issue release party and Pop Culture Debate Club are fast approaching! The first topic up for debate, "Britney Spears: Who's to Blame?" Come prepared with your own topic ideas, opinions, and heckles. And pick up a copy of the new issue while you're at it (the Wired issue). 7... Read more »

Download Party!!!

My Valentine's Day present to you! DeVotchka's "Mad And Faithful Telling" won't be out until March 18th, but download the single "Transliterator" from Stereogum for a taste.  This is the poppiest song on the entire album;  "Mad And Faithful Telling" (which sorta sounds like a subtitle to a modern... Read more »

Alternative Media Expo in New Orleans

We are happy to be sending some magazines and love down to the Antigravity Alternative Media Expo in New Orleans next Saturday, February 23rd. Here is the scoop in their own words, "The first 150 paid attendees will receive a FREE swag bag from the New Orleans Craft Mafia! What is the Expo? It's an... Read more »

Watch This!

To all you folks in Atlanta....

Bitch is happy to be a co-sponsor of a show at MINT gallery in Atlanta on Saturday, February 9th, 7 - 11 pm * www.mintgallery.org or http://www.myspace.com/mintshowroom, featuring the work of Jessica Gonacha, Sunni Johnson and Emily Maxwell. Please go out and support these artists and MINT... Read more »

The Britney Advocate

I can't help myself from reading the latest installment in Britney's saga, which just gets increasingly depressing and weird.  Overall, I feel a great sadness for one very lost woman and the fate of her children.  The latest news about her "manager" stealing from her, controlling her with pills and... Read more »

Prince & The Revolution: Why the 5'2" Singer Is the Biggest Male Feminist Rock Star of the Last 25 Years... Kinda

Dig if you will the picture—the U.S., 1982. Ronald Reagan is in his second year as the president who will have waited until 21,000 Americans have died of AIDS before discussing it in a speech. The Equal Rights Amendment once again fails to be ratified, thanks in large part to Phyllis Schlafly... Read more »

Another year, another Pazz & Jop poll forgotten

Every year, I'm one of the many critics invited to select their top 10 albums and singles for the Village Voice's venerable (if interesting largely only to other music critics) Pazz & Jop poll. I stopped writing about music for a (fractional) living seven years ago, and most music criticism... Read more »

Bitch Throws One Fine Party!

Events are funny beasts - we spend so much time planning them - there is worry, stress, debating over whether there should be candles or whether the program should have the mission statement on the front page or inside back cover - and then when the big day comes they take on a life of their own... Read more »

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