Music Matters: Dream of Life

(Lyrics here) In the world of rock'n'roll, there are stars and there are poets, virtuosos and punks, heroes and losers and fallen idols. And then there is Patti Smith. Read more »

Music Matters: Corin Tucker

That VOICE. By the end (I’m hoping not for good, but for now, anyway) of Sleater-Kinney Corin Tucker’s voice was a finely honed weapon, full of deep, slow, sexy soul and capable of an earsplitting wail, a bonechilling snarl, a rock’n’roll howl that didn’t so much as... Read more »

Better Distortions: An Interview with Sara Marcus

You've heard about Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, and now you can hear directly from the author, Sara Marcus. Ellen Papazian (of... Read more »

Le Tigre: On Tour and In Charge

“FEMINISTS, WE’RE CALLING YOU! PLEASE REPORT TO THE FRONT DESK!” It’s fucking hard to be feminist. (If you just made a dick joke to yourself then get the heck outta here!) No one said negotiating power was easy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t rock out while challenging... Read more »

BiblioBitch: King Kong Theory

                                                             The first line of Virginie Despentes’ King Kong Theory (written originally in French as King Kong Theorie and then translated into English) is: “I am writing as an ugly one... Read more »

BitchTapes: Revenge of the Pop Punk

My last pop punk BitchTape was so much fun to compile, I just had to make a sequel (plus I somehow forgot Lemuria before - an egregious oversight). Enjoy! Read more »

Rebel Girl: Kathleen Hanna on Archiving Riot Grrrl, Tearing Down Idols, and Awkward Turtles

Musician, activist, and all-around cool lady Kathleen Hanna was interviewed by Laura Flanders for GRITtv last week. While the interview covered a range of topics (... Read more »

On the Map: A Tangled Web of Riot Grrrl

From gutter punks to The Kathleen Hanna Papers to Jenocide–I give you an experiment in feminist word weaving. Read more »

B-Sides: Up the Punx!

Is punk dead? Who cares – give these bands a listen anyway. Read more »

The white horse is still bucking

Late summer in Portland is characterized by the days-long indy jam extravaganza Music Fest NW. This year's lineup had something for everyone- from Tara Jane O'Neil to Japanther- but Bitch librarian and contributor Danny Hayes and I went to just... Read more »