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One Nation, Under Grease

Ugh. America. Am I right? This country has never been more off the rails. Some pundits are saying we have not been this divided since the Civil War. The Civil War, y’all. It is time to get back to our core values as Americans, back to what we know and to what will TRULY make … [Read more…]

Así Soy: A conversation with Vanessa Toro

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Vanessa Toro is a doer of many things. Vibrant and imaginative, she works a corporate job and is also the founder of two companies: Revel Forces: Parties for the People and Rabble & Rouse: Give All The Damns. I first read about her in an article about Signs of Solidarity ATL, a public art project … [Read more…]

Auntie Bellum Weekend Mix #33

Weird photo courtesy of Florida Memory Project.

While y’all are battling the crowds in Austin, I’ll be sitting here in Columbia, listening to these great bands. There’s some pretty serious pop here, some hard rock, punk rock, garage rock, and folk rock, more dance music than ever (like, four songs), and the best bad girl song I’ve ever heard. If you’re new … [Read more…]

A Week’s Worth of Women in the News

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Betty Boop, trans murders, feminists arguing over feminism, and a children’s book called “She Persisted.” On the whole, it’s been a mixed week, so let’s just jump right in…   Did you know there was a Betty Boop revival going on? “Betty Boop, it seems, continues to dance across the stages of media, makeup, and … [Read more…]

Sarah Shook on Her Next Album, Touring Hard, and Tough Calls

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Tonight, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers launch their Spring tour at the Bloodshot Records Showcase at SXSW. It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Shook, and, with more touring and a record on the way, she won’t be slowing down anytime soon. She did spare a moment, though, to talk with me about her … [Read more…]